US election 2012

President Obama attends a Remembrance Day service last week, marking the sacrifice made by American in Iraq and other wars. Image: Getty

Barack Obama’s foreign policy boast unravels after election

14 November 2012 12:02

What a lot of things President Obama seems to have been holding back until after his re-election. Each day brings something new. There has been the news of an attack… Continue reading

Mitt Romney concedes defeat in the US Presidential election. Picture: Getty

The Romney campaign meets electoral reality

9 November 2012 15:23

When I worked in Washington, I was shown round the White House by a junior Bush administration staffer. As our group made it round the building we passed various photos… Continue reading

Senate To Vote On Debt Limit Bill, After House Passed It

The Democrats won more than just the Presidency on Tuesday night

8 November 2012 18:15

The focus, of course, is on President Barack Obama’s resounding re-election — but there are plenty of other reasons why Democrats are celebrating Tuesday night’s results. In the summer, it… Continue reading


Immigration is only part of the problem Republicans have with hispanic voters - Spectator Blogs

8 November 2012 1:24

Lord knows there are plenty of people to blame for Mitt Romney’s defeat. One chap has not been mentioned often enough, however. Step forward and take your medicine Rick Perry!… Continue reading

Downing Street's finest insist that Barack is copying Dave. Image: Getty

Oh say can you see, MPs on a jolly

7 November 2012 17:55

Team Cameron, as my colleague James Forysth points out, are rather pleased with Obama’s victory. Downing Street’s finest have been pushing the idea that Barack Obama’s victory speech echoed, word… Continue reading

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Barack Obama’s new ethnic majority

7 November 2012 17:34

‘I’ve come back to Iowa one more time to ask for your vote,’ said President Obama at an emotional ‘last ever’ campaign meeting. ‘Because this is where our movement for… Continue reading

Karl Rove has left behind his moderate strategy on abortion. Photo: Getty Images.

US election 2012: do Conservative values no longer matter on the American right?

7 November 2012 11:13

What’s happened to America’s social conservatives? Eight years ago, traditional ‘values voters’ were said to have been key to Bush’s victory. Karl Rove was credited with a strategic master stroke… Continue reading

David Cameron and Barack Obama bond over a barbecue in the Downing Street garden. Picture: Getty

US election 2012: Obama’s victory is a relief for David Cameron

7 November 2012 8:55

David Cameron welcomed Barack Obama’s re-election in the early hours of this morning, tweeting: ‘Warm congratulations to my friend @BarackObama. Look forward to continuing to work together.’ He later released… Continue reading

President Obama waves to his supporters after being re-elected to the White House. Picture: Getty

Obama keeps that hopey-changey thing going in victory speech

7 November 2012 8:23

Even though Obama’s victory speech in Chicago was far less hopey-changey than his rockstar delivery four years ago, the re-elected president did still manage to sound a little as though… Continue reading

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US election 2012: the broadcast election

7 November 2012 7:31

One product of the modern communications age is that we can all follow what US outlets and Twitter are saying while watching the BBC coverage’s of the US elections. This… Continue reading


US election 2012: Obama’s re-election

7 November 2012 7:18

In the end, Barack Obama won re-election comfortably. The Obama political team again demonstrated its ability to get the vote out where it needed it. The margin might have been… Continue reading

Which candidate does America really love? Photo: Getty Images

US elections 2012: God Bless Negativity

6 November 2012 11:46

Today, says American political journalist Michael Brendan Dougherty, ’120 million Americans will choose who they don’t want to be president.’ Exactly — for all Mitt Romney and Barack Obama’s upbeat… Continue reading