In 2012, Democratic candidates for Congress received more votes than Republican candidates. For the first time in 40 years, the party that received the most votes failed to take control of the House. Its the Republican mapmakers who gerrymandered our democracy so effectively after the GOP’s historic 2010 victory who have made it hard for the voters to affect elections.
When evaluating prospective Republican candidates for the 1964 presidential campaign, Kennedy welcomed the prospect of running against Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater, who ultimately received his party’s nomination, but he was concerned about the prospects of facing more moderate Michigan Governor George Romney, father of the 2012 Republican presidential nominee. “The one fellow I don’t want to run against is Romney. That guy could be tough” he privately confided to a friend in 1963.
With the 2012 presidential election just a few days away, all eyes are on President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. While the candidates’ stances on the economy, jobs and civil liberties are what many Americans consider the most divisive issues, there’s an aesthetic element to campaigns that often goes unnoticed.
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According to the American press, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York and chairman of the Conference of Bishops of the United States, would, as is the tradition in election years, invited both candidates to “Al Smith Dinner” October 18, 2012. If the invitation of Republican candidate Mitt Romney did not raise much criticism, however that of Barack Obama, author of a health reform requiring mutual repaying contraception, set off a firestorm of protests.
The GOP Candidates Defined? A Word Cloud From Daily Beast Readers
The GOP Candidates Defined? A Word Cloud From Daily Beast Readers by Sam Schlinkert Feb 24, 2012 7:15 PM EST Inspired by Wednesday’s debate, when CNN’s John King asked all four Republican candidates to define themselves in one word, we asked Daily Beast readers to do the same.