Wednesday, November 7, 2012
President Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.
President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan. NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 11:15 EST. The president sent a message on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you." The campaign Obama won was the most expensive presidential race ever, with both parties raising about $2.6 billion. The race was filled with negative campaigning on both sides, from President Obama attacking Romney’s business experience with Bain Capital to Romney lambasting Obama’s handling of the economy. The race tightened during the final months of the campaign, with gaffes and …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Psychedelic auteurs (The Rose Cult) flesh out their fuzzy daydreams on record while a pop-trio (the Kickstand Band) twists-up old forms with signature charm; and DUDE speaks out!
It's Election Day... A day plenty of pundits have been counting-down towards for more than 18 months. Ludicrous! There's been more build-up to this election than 12 Christmases and 3 Super Bowls combined... And if polls are to be believed: it's all come down to the wire...split evenly between entrenched partisans and left up to a sliver of undecided voters. Check back to the Patch's main page for updates on the election -including links to voter guides in case you're in need of a quick refresh/update before heading out the door to the polls. I'm not trying to go all rock the vote on you, here, in this music column. It's just, well...you're reading a music column on election day, there's just no way getting around it - what else is there …
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Coverage excerpts show how the Romney-Santorum drama is being interpreted.
Michigan is the main stage of presidential politics now and today's headline events star Mitt Romney and Rick Snyder in Farmington Hills and Rick Santorum in Detroit. Here's a sampling of fresh national and local observations: