Election International View

It Was Romney's to Lose

Jeffrey Gedmin | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK Politics
Jeffrey Gedmin

2012-11-05-HP_World_Graphic_300x70.pngTo the point about Romney: Derision and disparagement do not make for a very compelling vision. Nor does condescension.

Obama's Second Term: Realist or Radical?

Saqeb Mueen | Posted 06.01.2013 | UK Politics
Saqeb Mueen

When he won his first election four years ago, he promised to restore America's reputation in the world. But as he starts his second and final term following a strong election victory last night, president Barack Obama resumes service in the White House with a reputation abroad as a hard-nosed leader who killed Osama Bin Laden and who sent drones to pursue extremists in far-flung places.

Obama's Win is More a Republican Defeat in a Divided Nation

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 06.01.2013 | UK Politics
Dan Ehrlich

2012-11-05-HP_World_Graphic_300x70.pngPresident Obama's re-election win wasn't an affirmation of his less than glorious first-term, but more a dislike of the alternative in a nation where choices in elected officials have become fewer and largely dependent on big money.

The US Election: Please Say It's Finally Over?!

Greg Jenner | Posted 06.01.2013 | UK Politics
Greg Jenner

2012-11-05-HP_World_Graphic_300x70.pngIn American politics, more so than ever, the size of your friends' wallets determines how much of an influence you can have over voters. If you want to be the Leader of the Free World, nothing comes for free.

What an Obama Victory Means for the Rest of the World

Nick Purves | Posted 06.01.2013 | UK Politics
Nick Purves

2012-11-05-HP_World_Graphic_300x70.pngThis year, the prevailing feeling is one of relief. An election that has been fueled by fear and cynicism means that Obama's supporters are not so much elated to have won but more relieved not to have lost.

Why the US Presidential Election Result Will Upset You - Whoever Wins

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 06.01.2013 | UK Politics
Dr Raj Persaud

The latest psychological research suggests the protracted campaign, adversarial debates, plotted strategy, choice of running mates, elaborately groomed wives, and carefully schemed policies, have a lot less to do with the final result, than the politicians or the media pundits, would have you believe.

For American Expats, the US Election Is Especially Nerve-wracking

Jennifer Howze | Posted 05.01.2013 | UK Politics
Jennifer Howze

Living in the UK, I'm more aware of what's happening in politics from Saudi Arabia to Russia, from Japan to France. Perhaps that's why I'm so fretful about what will happen if Mitt Romney is elected today. I see the attitudes espoused by him and Paul Ryan and wonder what the hell happened over there, that this team - with their retro view of America uber alles and scarily dismissive view of women's autonomy - are seen as the kind of people Americans want in charge.

Ned Simons

President Romney: What Would It Mean For The Rest Of The World?

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 06.11.2012 | UK Politics

The Taiwanese animation depicting Mitt Romney punching a Chinese panda in the face neatly, if bizarrely, captured the rhetoric the Republican presiden...

Why the World Needs Obama

Jasdev Singh Rai | Posted 31.12.2012 | UK Politics
Jasdev Singh Rai

The world seems a lot safer under Obama than was under Bush, even if Obama has sent more forces to Afghanistan. Perhaps it is perception more than reality that calms.

Romney's New Foreign Policy Is America's Oldest Bad Habit

Joel Faulkner Rogers | Posted 04.11.2012 | UK Politics
Joel Faulkner Rogers

If Romney were to win this race for the White House, at least one prediction seems reliable: enter more Rose Garden references to a time when US policy-makers wore powdered wigs and knee-high breeches.

Wayne Rooney Endorses Barack Obama

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 04.11.2012 | UK Politics

Could this be the defining moment for Barack Obama's re-election campaign? The president has won the backing of none other than Wayne Rooney. Th...

Ned Simons

Will There Be Election Debates In 2015, And Who Will Fight Them?

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 04.11.2012 | UK Politics

Did you stay up to watch the final debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney? If you didn't it may have been your last chance to see a a series of f...

Ned Simons

Obama And Romney Urged To Be 'Constructive' On Iran

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 04.11.2012 | UK Politics

British MPs have urged Barack Obama and Mitt Romney to dial down the rhetoric on Iran in the third and final presidential debate set to take place on ...

Ned Simons

'We Haven't Ceased To Be Americans'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 02.11.2012 | UK Politics

“Bare-knuckle him,” Claire Chapwell, whose Ohio vote counts for so much in this election and has lived in London since 2008, encouraged Barack Oba...