US Elections 2012

Why Trump Won

Adam Hamdy | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

I'm no fan of Donald Trump and I think it's sad that these were the two best candidates the Republicans and Democrats had to offer. However, personal feelings aside, looking at the conversations taking place on social media and the stories that have dominated the alternative news, there seem to be a number of underlying reasons for a Trump victory.

WATCH: Behind The Scenes Mitt Romney Documentary

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 18.12.2013 | UK Politics

"Does someone have the number for the president?" Netflix has released a trailer for its upcoming behind the scenes film on Mitt Romney's failed 2012 ...

How Social Media and Big Data Won the US Presidential Election

Benjamin Kerry | Posted 21.02.2013 | UK Tech
Benjamin Kerry

Here are the three lessons brands should take from the US election.

Mitt Romney Rides A Disneyland Roller Coaster (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK Politics

Things to do after your bid to become the most powerful man in the world fails; thank your donors, fill up your car with petrol, go to Disneyland and ...

Ned Simons

Julián Castro: The 'Next Obama' Predicts Texas Will Soon Be Blue | Ned Simons | Posted 20.11.2012 | UK Politics

“I wouldn’t put myself in the same league as President Obama, he is a person of unique talents and abilities, I am content being the mayor of San ...

Demographic Anxiety and the US Election

Ben Bankhurst | Posted 16.11.2012 | UK Politics
Ben Bankhurst

The assumption that white America is somehow both culturally and politically the 'real' or 'traditional' America is absurd. White America as some unchanging monolith does not exist. It never has.

Obama and the Deficit: How the Republicans Turned Their Greatest Strength Into a Weakness

Nick Tyrone | Posted 13.01.2013 | UK Politics
Nick Tyrone

This is a growing problem for all centre-right parties throughout the democratic world. People like the benefits of a larger state but don't want to have to pay for it (leading to moments like the now legendary 'Keep Your Government Hands Off My Medicare' Tea Party placard). You don't need to be an economic genius to understand that if you spend more while making less, you're going to run into debt problems eventually. And it's a problem the Republicans better come up with better answers to in 2016 if they want the White House back.

George Osborne Tells Tories To Support Gay Marriage Or Lose

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK Politics

George Osborne has warned the Conservative Party that it risks losing reelection if it fails to support gay marriage and is seen to be anti-women. ...

It's Time for Washington to Think Strategically

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 12.01.2013 | UK Politics
Andy Langenkamp

Investors were clearly thinking along traditional lines last week and wanted Romney, but the Obama victory doesn't have to be such a bad result for them. Chances of reaching a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff have increased a little bit with the outcome of these elections. And the outlook for getting to a more comprehensive agreement on getting back on a healthy fiscal track have improved somewhat with a second-term president and less power for the Tea Party.

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.

Red State/Blue State

Rajal Pitroda | Posted 09.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Rajal Pitroda

We may be red states and blue states, but we also may want more in common than we think, and that's important to remember regardless of who we elect as president.

The Week That Was: All a Twitter

Carla Buzasi | Posted 10.01.2013 | UK
Carla Buzasi

If proof were needed that the world can be a better place when we take our modern way of communicating and channel it in the right direction, witness yesterday's 'Malala Day'.

President Obama's Olympic Moment Makes Martin Luther King Dream Come True

Hugh Salmon | Posted 09.01.2013 | UK Politics
Hugh Salmon

In Barack Obama, Martin Luther King's dream has come true.

Super PACs - A Waste of Time?

Iain Anderson | Posted 09.01.2013 | UK Politics
Iain Anderson

One thing is for certain, however. In 2012, super PAC politics proved ineffective when faced with a massive Obama turnout/campaign machine that was able to mobilize the base and push huge numbers of supporters to wait in line and vote for the incumbent. It appears that grassroots efforts and microtargeting, as old school as these electoral methods may appear, trumped the new, emerging brand of super PAC politics. Good.

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.

WATCH: President Obama Cries Thanking Staff

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 09.11.2012 | UK Politics

US President Barack Obama teared up as he thanked his campaign staff for their work in getting him reelected. In a video posted on YouTube on Thurs...

All-Time Ohio: What Kind Of Election Has It Been?

Paddy Duffy | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK Politics
Paddy Duffy

And so here we are, the most wonderful time of the (every four) year(s)!

White Guys Want Stuff Too!

Darian Meacham | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK Politics
Darian Meacham

We should be wary of how ultra-liberal (in the sense of laissez-faire) ideas can de-establish some of our most important traditions. This stuff matters.

After US Elections, Afghanistan's Future Is at Stake

Jasmine Whitbread | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK
Jasmine Whitbread

This week I am attending the World Economic Forum in India with leading politicians, economists, business leaders and community leaders. It is interesting to note that one particular issue has come to the fore at the forum this week after the US election result: a real and more focused conversation about the future of Afghanistan.

Mitt Romney 'Victory' Website Leaked (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 08.11.2012 | UK Politics

"The 21st century can and must be an American century. The torch America carries is one of decency and hope," says, ahem, president-elect Mitt Romney....

Mehdi Hasan

What Does Obama's Victory Mean For Cameron, Minorities And TV Debates? | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 08.11.2012 | UK Politics

Here are five things worth considering about the US presidential election result: Is Obama's victory good for David Cameron or Ed Miliband? Is there a...

Go Gay in the US of A!

B.J. Epstein | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK Politics
B.J. Epstein

What a gay election in the US this week! The election was historical and important in many ways, but one of the biggest was in regard to rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.

Rupert Murdoch Tells Republican Party To 'Ignore American Nativists'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 08.11.2012 | UK Politics

Rupert Murdoch has told the Republican Party to ignore American "nativists" and appeal to a wider section of society in order to win elections. The...

'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...

Four More Years - Signed, Sealed and Delivered

Ashish Prashar | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK Politics
Ashish Prashar

My faith in Obama was justified. We won again - and I don't mean just Obama, the Democrats or the people who voted for him. I truly believe that every man, woman and child - no matter what colour their skin, ancestry, faith or sexual orientation - has won something from the re-election of Barack Obama as the President of the United States.