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Romney Shifts Focus to Obama

Posted April 27th, 2012 at 7:54 pm (UTC+0)
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A Kinder, Gentler Conservative for Independent Voters   Mitt Romney’s sweep of five northeastern primaries this past week removed any doubt that he will be the Republican presidential nominee come late August at the party convention in Tampa. Even Newt Gingrich, of all people, seems to see the handwriting on the wall and has begun […]

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Romney Searching for a Running Mate

Posted April 24th, 2012 at 5:24 pm (UTC+0)
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  Don’t Expect a Replay of McCain-Palin from 2008   It’s one of official Washington’s favorite parlor games these days — who will the presumptive Republican Party presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, pick for his running mate? Let’s start with some basic differences between Romney and John McCain, the man who ran under the Republican banner […]

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Polls Show Tightening Race between Obama and Romney

Posted April 19th, 2012 at 8:35 pm (UTC+0)
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A Few States Will Play Outsized Role in the Election   November 6th is a long way off, so beware of those who would now predict which way the U.S. presidential election will go. But we do know that come Election Day, the results from a relatively small group of states will be decisive. In […]

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Romney Must Bind Own Party and Appeal to Independents

Posted April 13th, 2012 at 5:14 pm (UTC+0)
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  Is He up to the General Election Two-step?   No doubt about it, earlier this week the U.S. election battlefield shifted in a major way.  No more carpet-bombing of Mitt Romney ads attacking Rick Santorum and no more rants from Santorum warning that Romney will turn into a carbon copy of President Obama. We […]

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Game on Between Obama and Romney

Posted April 11th, 2012 at 7:05 pm (UTC+0)

  Romney Must Now Heal Party and Prepare for General Election   There’s an old adage in show business that “you always to leave them wanting more,” and so Rick Santorum wisely decided to get out of the race while the getting was good. First off, there was no path for him to win the […]

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Obama and Romney Increasingly Set Sights on Each Other

Posted April 9th, 2012 at 5:09 pm (UTC+0)

  Preview of November Campaign   We got a preview of the 2012 general election campaign in recent days and let’s just say it’s going to come up a bit short in the ‘sweetness and light’ department. The Obama campaign has been zeroing in on the Romney camp for months.  From the beginning, the White […]

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Romney Getting Close

Posted April 4th, 2012 at 9:13 pm (UTC+0)

Shifts Focus to Obama Mitt Romney’s trifectas of victories in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Wisconsin have solidified the notion that he is closing in on the Republican Party presidential nomination and appears unstoppable at this point. The only question about the latest round of primaries Tuesday was whether Rick Santorum could pull off […]

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Jim Malone

Jim Malone

After a stint in the Peace Corps in Swaziland, Jim joined VOA in 1983 as a reporter and anchor on English broadcasts to Africa.  He served as East Africa correspondent, then covered Congress in the early 1990’s.   Since 1995, Jim has served as VOA national correspondent responsible for coverage of U.S. politics, elections, the Supreme Court and Justice Department.  Jim has been involved in VOA’s election coverage since the 1984 presidential campaign and has co-anchored live VOA broadcasts of numerous national political conventions, candidate debates and election night coverage.


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