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
Exit polls show voters backing Barack Obama; national media give the state's 16 electoral votes to the president.
The polls have not been closed long, but based on exit polls results several media organizations have declared President Barack Obama the winner of Michigan's 16 electoral votes on Tuesday, defeating Republican and native son Mitt Romney. NBC, NPR, CNN, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post all have declared Obama the winner. Media outlets also have called the overall race for Obama. In the 2008 presidential election, the state voted for the Democratic candidate, and in recent elections has voted for the overall winner of the presidential race 3 out of 5 times. Romney and Obama did not campaign aggressively in Michigan. The state has typically been a Democratic stronghold in recent presidential elections. The economy was a key …
Michigan's voting goes until 8 p.m., but some polls elsewhere close earlier.
Michigan voters have until 8 p.m. Eastern to cast their Election 2012 ballots, but voting in other key swing states ends as much as an hour earlier, and exit polling could provide an early clue whether President Obama or Mitt Romney is closer to the White House. The earliest key state to watch is Virginia, where polls close at 7 p.m. Eastern. Voting ends 30 minutes later in the swing states of Ohio and North Carolina. As Michigan's polls close, the swing states of Florida, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire close their polls, too. Nevada and Iowa, two other swing states that could prove pivotal in this year's presidential election, close voting at 10 p.m. Eastern. Check here as Patch updates Election 2012 results as they come in.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney debated for the third and final time on Monday night? How do you think they did? Let us know by voting in the poll and leaving a comment.
The fourth and final debate heading up to the Nov. 6 presidential election was held Monday night, broadcast live from Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL. In their third meeting of campaign season, President Barack Obama and Republican contender Gov. Mitt Romney went head to head on issues of foreign policy. Who do you think won the debate? Weigh in on our poll alongside other Michigan Patch readers, and tell us in the comments why you think Obama or Romney came out on top. There were three prior presidential and vice presidential debates.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney debated for the second time Tuesday night. How do you think they did? Let us know by voting in the poll and leaving a comment.
The third of four debates heading up to the Nov. 6 presidential election was held Tuesday night, broadcast live from Hofstra University. In their second meeting of campaign season, President Barack Obama and Republican contender Gov. Mitt Romney went head to head on issues of foreign and domestic policy in a town hall format. Who do you think won the debate? Weigh in on our poll alongside other Michigan Patch readers, and tell us in the comments why you think Obama or Romney came out on top. There is one remaining presidential and vice-presidential debates are set for the following dates: There were two prior presidential and vice presidential debates.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Wednesday's "debate was the most decisive victory since Kennedy beat Nixon,” one Republican influencer said of the first showdown between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.
Mitt Romney won Wednesday night’s presidential debate in "decisive" fashion, according to a Wednesday night flash survey of influential Republicans. Fifty-eight Republicans from southeastern Michigan used an automated anonymous survey tool to offer their opinions about the first presidential debate between Barack Obama and Romney. Eighteen Red Mitten responses were collected over a 90-minute period. This poll differed from our previous Red Mitten survey in that responses were taken in a much shorter time frame. “Tonight's debate was the most decisive victory since Kennedy beat Nixon,” one Republican influencer said. “It changes the campaign narrative and changes the momentum toward Mitt Romney.” Sixteen of the Republican insiders said …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney debated for the first time Wednesday night. How do you think they did?
The first of four debates heading up to the Nov. 6 presidential election was held Wednesday night, broadcast live from the University of Denver. In arguably one of the most highly anticipated events of the campaign season, President Barack Obama and Republican contender Gov. Mitt Romney went head to head on issues pertaining to domestic policy. Who do you think won the debate? Weigh in on our poll alongside other Michigan Patch readers, and tell us in the comments why you think Obama or Romney came out on top. Also: Check out the replay from our live coverage, during which Patch readers shared their thoughts on specific policy points and speech moments. Remaining presidential and vice-presidential debates are set for the following dates:
The first 2012 Presidential Debate airs live at 9 p.m. EST on Wednesday. Talk about it on Patch!
Planning to watch the first 2012 Presidential Debate Wednesday night at home? The political banter kicks off at 9 p.m. live on national television. Here at Patch, we'll be live, too—hosting a real-time discussion about the debate, major political issues that affect Michigan and the country, and what viewers think of each candidate's campaign promises. Join our discussion starting at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and tell us what you think about the election, the issues and the candidates. We'll be posting polls on topics from the debate, as well as photos and commentary from our Presidential Debate Watch Party in Dearborn. Want to join us in person? Head to the Good Times Caffe, located at 22180 Michigan Ave. in Dearborn, where we'll be hosting our …
Friday, September 14, 2012
In a Red Mitten survey of influential Michigan Republicans, most respondents felt that Mitt Romney made a strong case for why he should be president following the party conventions.
Mitt Romney effectively stated his case to be the next president of the United States at the Republican National Convention: that’s the finding of the latest Red Mitten flash poll of influential Republicans. Fifty-eight Republicans from southeastern Michigan used an automated anonymous survey tool to offer their opinions following the Republican and Democratic conventions. Thirty-eight responses were collected. “Mitt Romney gave the speech of his life and for the first time laid out specifics,” one respondent said. “I wasn't for Mitt in the primary but he has the best plan and direction for this country.” Nineteen respondents said they “strongly agree” that Romney made a strong case for why he should be president; 18 said they “agree”; and…
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Mr. Romney, a former Governor of Massachusetts is the nominee of the Republican Party for President of the United States in the 2012 elections.
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Name: Mr. Willard Mitt Romney Age: 65 Place of residence: Belmont, Mass. Attended college : Yes College : Brigham Young University Degree : Bachelor's Degree in English Year of graduation : 1971 University : Harvard University Law school and Business School Area of research : Juris Doctorate Year of graduation : 1975 Job titles held : Management Consultant, Boston Consulting Group Vice President, Bain & Company Co-Founder/CEO, Bain Capital Party affiliation : Republican Running for a: Federal office Running for position: President of the United States Incumbent: No First elected: 2002 Previous elective offices : U.S. Senator (Mass.) Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : Ran against Ted Kennedy for the position of Senator of …