By Carole on Sep 28, 2012
This week the headlines trumpeted that US consumer confidence jumped to a seven-month high. After falling five times in the past nine months and with virtually all economic indicators showing the continued failure of the Obama administration's economic policies, we are suddenly to believe that the US economy is looking up and therefore the president should be re-elected. But only if you believe the hype and don't look too closely at the reason for that jump.
By Carole on Sep 20, 2012
For months we've seen hundreds polls on the upcoming presidential race from every organization imaginable. There have been polls showing bounces and anti-bounces, polls showing a slight lead for one candidate and then the other and, most often, polls showing the race is a dead heat within the margin of error. But instead of the usual four percent most polls claim as the margin of error, a new poll (yes, I see the irony) shows the real difference between the poll results and the election results could be much more.
By Carole on Sep 9, 2012
They were just a heartbeat away from the presidency but how much do we really know about America’s Vice Presidents? Test your knowledge of some of the men that held that much maligned office and their roles in the nation’s history.
By Carole on Sep 7, 2012
As the 2012 presidential campaign rolls on, test your knowledge of US presidential campaigns and elections past and the candidates who made them memorable.
By Carole on Sep 5, 2012
President Barack Obama's big speech at the Democratic National Convention has been moved from a 74,000 seat football stadium to a 20,000 seat arena. In their desperation to hide the fact that our Candidate-in-Chief can no longer draw stadium sized crowds (even when his campaign is willing to bus them in from other states), Team Obama is blaming the change of venue on weather fooling neither the American people nor the chief meteorologistt at a Charlotte television station. Now in addition to this decrease in expected crowd size, there is a lack of festive props to drop onto Mr. Obama at the end of his speech.