I suspect when my life is over I will have had two opportunities to vote in a presidential election for a black man, and I intend to take both of them.
It's likely that the political advisors, handlers, and speechwriters know that Americans have been casting our votes for hope for decades now -- and engineer the campaigns to maximize it.
It's not a perfect picture -- but there is a real effort on Obama's part to move America into to the black in foreign policy and out of the crusades that undermined America's position of respect in the world.
Unlike his Republican opponent, Obama's recipe for global uplift is more than a happy abstraction of "American greatness" alone. While Obama seeks to make America "great again," he does not deny the existence of pressing problems, at home and abroad.
537 people decided the fate of the election in 2004. If it comes down like that again, why not be one of them?
Mitt Romney will string together a winning coalition with victories in states ranging from Virginia to Colorado, capturing the popular vote by nearly two points and a sizeable majority of electoral votes, making him the 45th President of the United States.
No matter what you have heard, this is not the most important election we have ever had, at least it's not the only "most important election we have ever had." We had one in 2008, 2004, 2000, 1996, in fact, every four years for as long as I can remember.
I challenge you to get out and vote if you are of age. If you aren't, use this opportunity to learn how the system works and see which party you would fall under and what issues are important to you.
As Americans go to the polls today, it seems a perfect time to take a final look back at what we've been through the past four years. Some of the reasons you may not like, and some things you may think I missed, but these are my top 50 reasons to vote for President Obama.
We might pick up a few very late polls this election morning, but even so, it is well and truly time to list some forecasts. The model confidently predicts that Obama wins the election, with the probability of 270 Electoral College votes or more now up to 91.4 percent.
American society is so conditioned on the notion that there are two likely reasonable sides to every story that unreasonable folks can take advantage of this to force issues onto the national stage that are not issues at all.
The Framers of our Constitution never intended for citizens to elect government officials the way they do today.
I can't imagine why anyone would vote for Willard "Mitt" Romney. He has run the most cynical campaign in my long lifetime.
Are you a reporter covering polling places? If so, you've probably already familiarized yourself with the rules of polling places. But what you may not know could make you look foolish. Here are a few myths you should avoid repeating.
On November 6, general elections are held in America, and we'll soon know who will be the next president of the United States. This is just a recap, a five-minute read, of the main points of dissent between the two presidential candidates.
We're in the calm between the storms. The one created by Mother Nature has passed; the man-made electoral storm is about to begin. But in the short window before the media goes All Election, All the Time, we should take a moment to ask some big questions. That's what I've found myself doing over nearly a week of living by candlelight once the sun set. Why is it so difficult for us to look around the corner and prevent upcoming disasters, or at least mitigate their impact? Why does it take a disaster to bring out the best in us? Why can't we sustain that best-self spirit even after these storm-battered communities get back on their feet? In a few hours, we're going to get lots of results, but we shouldn't confuse them with answers. Those we'll have to keep looking for ourselves.