from The Great Debate:

The end of white affirmative action

By Charles Postel
November 16, 2012

ILLUSTRATION: MATT MAHURIN

Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney said in a Wednesday conference call to donors that President Barack Obama won re-election because he promised “big gifts” to voters, “especially the African-American community, the Hispanic community and young people.” Romney singled out healthcare reform as a “huge” gift to these voting blocs and the working poor.

from The Great Debate:

How Barack Obama killed John Wayne

By Neal Gabler
November 14, 2012

The reason that President Barack Obama won reelection, as most everyone knows by now, is that older white males, on whom the Republican Party has long relied, are declining in numbers, while women and minority voters, key components of Obama’s base, are increasing.  In the electoral post-mortems, Obama’s victory has been considered a kind of valedictory to white male supremacy. But his win did something else: Obama killed John Wayne on Nov. 6 -- with the complicity of roughly 61 million Americans.

from The Great Debate:

A vote for ‘Election Week’

By Joshua A. Douglas
November 6, 2012

 

Our presidential campaigns culminate on one day, election day, for our national vote. But the focus is on far more than a single day. The differing rules for early voting in many key battleground states, including Florida and Ohio, have already led to alleged partisan manipulation and last-minute lawsuits.

from The Great Debate:

Delegitimization of Obama begins

By William Yeomans
November 5, 2012

 

The Republican drive to delegitimize President Barack Obama’s possible second term has started.

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Can Obama fire up younger voters?

By Mike Males
November 5, 2012

 

As national attention focuses on the devastation inflicted on Atlantic states by megastorm Sandy, polls show the same basic electoral reality that has prevailed throughout the presidential campaign: Without a strong turnout among young voters, President Barack Obama loses on Nov. 6.

from The Great Debate:

Obama’s base and politics of disappointment

By Joel Kotkin
October 29, 2012

There may be no better illustration of President Barack Obama’s appeal than his ability to hold onto voters -- minorities, single moms and young people -- who have fared the worst under his presidency. The big question as we approach Election Day may be whether these constituencies, having been mauled by the economy, will show up in sufficient numbers to ensure Obama's re-election.

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Romney’s big chance with Jewish voters

By Keith Koffler
October 22, 2012

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney at the Monday foreign policy debate, should play to the Jewish TV audience like he was the star of a Borscht Belt revue.