2012 Presidential Election

Pictures Of The Year: The Best Photos And Images From 2012

Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza, Matthew Tucker | Posted 27.12.2012 | UK

It's been an incredible year for photography and over the past 12 months we have been fortunate and also unfortunate enough to witness some of the mos...

Osborne's Gay Marriage Fantasy Shows He's Got Too Much Time on His Hands

Mike Judge | Posted 14.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Judge

George Osborne appears to have the time to sit back and fantasise (for it is a fantasy) that redefining marriage will somehow help the Tories to win the next election.

Cartoon: Four 'Mo' Years

Brian John Spencer | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

Here's my illustrated tribute to a very memorable week.obama

Obama Must Make Good on His Election Promises

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 12.01.2013 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

The American people spoke and sent a message to Washington - and it was more decisive than it has been in a while.

Election Diary 2012: Obama Wins!

Laura Dunn | Posted 11.01.2013 | UK Politics
Laura Dunn

I feel very privileged and lucky to have been in Washington at a time of such importance and excitement. Speaking to many individuals it was evident that the result of this election was perhaps even more important than 2008. President Obama delivered a decisive victory, confirming his presidency for a further four years, with the American people choosing a clearly defined domestic and foreign path for their country.

The Republican Path to 2016

Eddy Evans | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Eddy Evans

The Republicans need to be careful about making token gestures, either in terms of legislation or candidates. They need deep, and sustained outreach over many years and a new constructive approach to policymaking in this area if they are to be credible and successful.

You Go Girl! - Obama Win Is a Relief for Women, Including Us Brits

Rebecca Myers | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK Politics
Rebecca Myers

Women of America, you have totally, utterly inspired me. Between bandaging my fingernails and sighing a huge sigh of relief, I can only think to say: you really really do go, girls.

The Importance of Ohio: The Importance of Fiscal Stimulus

Mathew Strowbridge | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK Politics
Mathew Strowbridge

Your smart money might have predicted that Obama should be nowhere near likely to secure a second term in office. (Unless, of course, the local turf accountants had realised that when Reagan was re-elected it was - as with Obama today - during a sustained period of rising employment). And yet, over the past three years, election after election across the developed world has seen incumbent premiers voted out of office in the wake of the global economic crisis. The fact that Obama has bucked this trend is testament to his - and the team behind him's - ability to persuade the electorate of his economic credentials.

Democracy Triumphs in America, Romney Wins Hearts by Being Graceful in Defeat

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

2012-11-05-HP_World_Graphic_300x70.pngIf the presidential race were to be re-run after Romney's concession speech, the Republican candidate may have denied his Democrat rival a second term.

Obama's Divas Versus Romney's Demons

Daniel Warner | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Warner

Barack Obama got a second term on the strength of his convictions, his policies, his celebrity endorsements and the fact that America needs him as leader.

'Mitt Romney Enters White House', Announces Croatian Newspaper Slobodna Dalmacija

Central European News | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.11.2012 | UK Politics

Newspaper bosses in Croatia have apologised after running a headline saying loser Mitt Romney had won the US presidential election . The country's...

WATCH: Mitt Romney's Concession Speech, Subtitled

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.12.2012 | UK Comedy

The Huffington Post UK reveals what Mitt Romney was REALLY saying when he spoke to his supporters and conceded victory to Barack Obama. (Subtitles...

Live Updates From Across US

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 06.11.2012 | UK Politics

The world watches on as America goes to the polls. In what is predicted to be the closest election in recent memory, a deeply divided country must cho...

LOOK: The US Election Battleground States

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.11.2012 | UK Comedy

(Analyisis and cartography for The Huffington Post UK by @jacques_aih, @davidschneider and @Chigwiri.) More TOPICALOLs: Watch The Trailer ...

WATCH: Trailer For Election - The Movie

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.12.2012 | UK Comedy

The battle between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama is now the most anticipated film of the year. Take a look at the trailer for Election: The Movie. (...

The Racial Presidential Race

Professor Ian Robertson | Posted 05.01.2013 | UK Politics
Professor Ian Robertson

Democracy depends on rational, mature decisions and should not be shaped by unconscious, gut responses. But the polarization in US politics is such that this is probably a vain hope and race may be the trump card in the final result.

A British Politics Geek's Guide to Election Night 2012

Mikey Smith | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Mikey Smith

Come on then nerds, how do you plan to see the new administration?

WATCH: If The US Election Was A Sitcom

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.11.2012 | UK Comedy

Ever wondered what it's like in the writers' room of the US election? (You did realise it was scripted, right?) Well, wonder no more. Finite Funnie...

Romney's Business Experience Does Not Fit the Bill for President of the United States

Matt Dathan | Posted 04.01.2013 | UK Politics
Matt Dathan

The very nature of Romney's business success means he cannot use the two fundamental sources of his business niche; risk-averse and selectivity, as a claim to be able to run the most powerful country in the world.

WATCH: Mitt Romney In 47 Seconds

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.11.2012 | UK Comedy

If Mitt Romney's going to ignore 47% of the American electorate, we think it's only fair that we give him a mere 47 seconds of our time. So thank g...

Romney's No Laughing Matter

Tiernan Douieb | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Tiernan Douieb

I could write pages and pages on Romney but it's there for you to find on the internet. It's not hidden away. He's a clear and present danger.

The Week That Was: The Calm After the Storm

Carla Buzasi | Posted 03.01.2013 | UK
Carla Buzasi

You can't of course mention Sandy without talking about the US presidential election. By putting partisan politics to the side for just a few days and acting as the President his country so clearly wants, Obama has enjoyed a bump in the polls that has brought him, if not into a convincing lead, at least into a position where the outcome is too close to call. That might not be enough to keep the keys to the White House if the likes of Rupert Murdoch have anything to do with it.

Events, Dear Boy...

Dylan Sharpe | Posted 01.01.2013 | UK Politics
Dylan Sharpe

The biggest advantage for the incumbent in elections is holding the office. Yes, you have a record that your opponent can bash in every address and, inevitably, something will happen in the course of an election campaign that reflects poorly on your administration. But, as the incumbent you are able to look like you own the position - you aren't running for office. You are the office.

I've Met 'Romney' and You Know What? He's a D*ck

Rich Fulcher | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Rich Fulcher

It is often said that voters pick their candidate by asking the question: Which one would you want to have a beer with? Well since Pudney doesn't drink beer, I will pose an alternative question: Which candidate possesses cockish qualities which, if you saw them displayed in person, would make you say, 'I would never vote for that person'.

Has Superstorm Sandy Chosen Who the Next US President Is?

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 31.12.2012 | UK Politics
Dr Raj Persaud

Extreme disasters which occur just before an election, do appear to sway voters, the latest research has found.