Category Archives: 2012 US Presidential Election

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Republicans must accept US change

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Scotland on Sunday, 11 November 2012 AFTER keeping their divisions tightly under wraps during the election campaign, Republican disagreements sprang to the surface in the days after their 
election defeat. In television appearances, tweets and blogs, Republicans of every shade … Continue reading

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Obama must act fast on the economy

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Scotland on Sunday, 11 November 2012 WITH victory in the bag, the real battle begins. Far from kicking back and basking in a post-election glow, President Obama returned to work last week facing a formidable set of challenges. Gone is … Continue reading

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Life turned upside down for New Yorkers after superstorm Sandy

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Scotland on Sunday, 4 November 2012 ON THE corner of Avenue D and 9th Street, an area that New York real estate agents refer to as “up and coming”, men, women and children are queuing up with buckets, pots and … Continue reading

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Up in the air: US presidential race goes to the wire

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Scotland on Sunday, 4 November 2012 Dubuque, Iowa, is not the sort of place that normally hits the headlines. A small town ­situated at the point where Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin meet, its population is just 58,000 and in 2010 … Continue reading

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Obama edges ahead in last push for victory

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Scotland on Sunday, 4 November 2012 BARACK Obama and Mitt Romney were neck-and-neck last night as one of the closest races for the White House in American history entered its final hours. With the latest polls showing the two presidential … Continue reading

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Who benefits from Hurricane Sandy?

New York, 29 October 2012 As waves and 100 mph winds batter the east coast of the United States, which candidate for the Presidency will benefit from Hurricane Sandy? It may seem a trivial question while hundreds of thousands of … Continue reading

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Can Obama hold on to young voters in 2012?

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Scotland on Sunday, 28 October 2012 FASHIONABLE teenagers and 20-somethings dressed in ­skinny jeans, brogues and chunky sweaters, carrying books and laptops, hang out and chat. ­Others dash across the university quad between classes, clutching paper coffee cups, headphones clamped … Continue reading