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Obama Reelection

It's Not Just the Economy, Stupid

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 08.19.2012 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

Yes, it is the economy, but not just that. The paramount issue underlying voters' choice is the perception of fairness vs. unfairness. There is a disquieting sense that some groups or people in our society have been given an advantage that others have not.

Behind the Democratic Debate

Lanny Davis | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics
Lanny Davis

President Obama knows that in an election likely to be close, it makes no sense to depict friends as enemies just because they have good-faith tactical disagreements with campaign strategy.

Memo to the President: Find Your Voice Now or Face Losing

Jerry Lanson | Posted 08.13.2012 | Politics
Jerry Lanson

Barack Obama can't afford to play it safe and hope he'll win. The president can't sit back until Labor Day before energizing his campaign. If he does, he'll lose.

Obama Makes Economic Gamble

Reuters | Posted 08.13.2012 | Politics

(Adds context from Reuters poll, paragraphs 15-16) * Invoking Bush as he runs against Romney * Reuters/Ipsos poll gives ...

Obama: Romney Campaign Ideas Would Fit 'On A Tweet,' With Room To Spare

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics

Speaking at a fundraiser in Baltimore on Tuesday, President Barack Obama took a shot at the depth of policy ideas coming from GOP presidential nominee...

Silver Linings?

Mike Lux | Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

Everyone pretty much agrees that last week was Obama's roughest week yet in this campaign. But I see some potential silver linings in the mess that was last week, one of which may well be seen after this election as the most important messaging turning point in this campaign.

Dave Jamieson

Prominent Democrat Says Romney Has 'Dug His Own Grave With Latino Voters'

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney has "dug his own grave with Latino voters," Democratic strategist Paul Begala said Monday....

Without Mudslinging: Is Mitt Romney Purple Enough?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

A favorite joke circulating a few months back went like this: A liberal, a moderate, and a conservative walk into a bar. The bartender says, "Hi, Mitt."

Marketing Advice for Obama

Andy Ostroy | Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Obama needs to think like a brand marketer and act like a Republican. As such, he needs to immediately rename his Jobs Act the "Jobs Creation Bill." Sounds like a minor change? Hardly.

What Obama's Second Term Could Look Like

The New Yorker | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics

In November, 1984, President Ronald Reagan was reëlected in a landslide victory over Walter Mondale, taking forty-nine states and fifty-nine per cent...

The Second Time Around: Don't Underestimate Barack

Jon Eig | Posted 08.08.2012 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

When syndicated columnist Kathleen Parker recently compared Barack Obama and Bill Clinton to Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, I was eager to follow her argument. See, I don't know a lot about our current and former presidents, but I know an awful lot about the Chairman and Dino.

Hillary for Vice President

Brent Budowsky | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton and Joe Biden would create a first-ever, history-making, five-star bully pulpit that would win the election for the president and a mandate for the Democrats.

What Do We Do When We Win?

Raven Brooks | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics
Raven Brooks

Heading into the 2012 election cycle, the stakes are higher than ever. Conservatives aren't going to back down, so there are real consequences in every race. And while we may still have to play defense, we need to be more proactive about taking the offensive position.

Republicans Attempt to Actively Sabotage U.S. Economy to Win Fall Election

Robert Creamer | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Today the surest way to make certain that a piece of legislation is deep-sixed by the Republicans in Congress is to demonstrate that it will help create jobs in the American economy.

How Obama Could Lose the Popular Vote and Win the Election

Matthew Dowd | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics
Matthew Dowd

Romney could win the popular vote by more than 1 million votes and lose the electoral college to Obama by a margin of 272 to 266. What a difference in talking points that would mean for the two parties compared with the 2000 presidential election controversy.

Obama Can Win Election by Ending Iran War Threat

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 08.05.2012 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Averting the catastrophes that war with Iran would accomplish is simply the right thing to do. In fact, it is Obama's obligation to the American people. Resolving the Iran crisis is a win-win. And Obama can do it, if he wants to.

The Disappearing Second Term?

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

When the economy falters -- or even worse, when deep structural fissures appear -- voters invariably hold the White House incumbent responsible, and his party suffers the consequences.

Obama Has Some Explaining to Do

Abby Huntsman | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics
Abby Huntsman

People won't be voting for Obama or Romney based on an exact unemployment rate or number of jobs created each month, they'll be voting based on whether they feel better or worse off after four years of the current President.

President Obama and the Youth Vote

David Boaz | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics
David Boaz

President Obama won 66 percent of the 18-29 vote in 2008. But young voters may not embrace the reality of Obama in 2012 as they did the promise in 2008.

What Did Obama Mean by Change?

Cenk Uygur | Posted 07.30.2012 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Even the most ardent Obama supporter can't in good conscience or sound mental state argue that President Obama has changed the way Washington works. He's just played the game a little better.

Dear President Obama, A Few Words Before You Go Negative

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 07.29.2012 | Politics
Mark Goulston, M.D.

While you are still going gently into this "good" election and before you "rage against" your opponent, you might do well to remember that Senators Clinton and McCain lost the election as much as you won it.

Powell Not Ready To Endorse Obama For Re-election

AP | Posted 07.22.2012 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON — Former Secretary of State Colin Powell declined Tuesday to renew the presidential endorsement he gave Barack Obama four years ago, ...

Rove Group Soft-Pedals Harsh Attack At Obama

The New York Times | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The ad is the work of two of the most fearsome players in Republican politics: Larry McCarthy, the producer behind the infamous Willie H...

WATCH: Powell Declines To Give Big Lift To Obama

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Secretary of State Colin Powell is declining to renew the endorsement he gave Barack Obama four years ago, when he called Obama "...

Why Is the Republican Party Still Trying to Define President Obama?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 07.21.2012 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Because he has been president for almost four years, Obama is now well known by almost all Americans. Accordingly, it will be extremely difficult to redefine him during this election, particularly if the effort to redefine him is based on what is, by now, old news.