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Romney Takes the Spotlight

Posted August 31st, 2012 at 2:32 pm (UTC+0)

Vows to Restore the Promise of America Mitt Romney tried to do something Thursday night he doesn’t always do very well.  He tried to show America and the world who he really is and what he’s made of. In the speech of his life, Mr. Romney vowed to grow the economy, create jobs and “restore […]

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Romney Time in Tampa

Posted August 30th, 2012 at 5:16 pm (UTC+0)

  No doubt about it, this is the most important speech of Mitt Romney’s political life, at least so far.  On his second try for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination, a disciplined Mitt Romney took on one conservative challenger after another this year and emerged victorious.  For the second election cycle in a row, a […]

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Re-introducing Mitt Romney

Posted August 29th, 2012 at 4:37 pm (UTC+0)

Republicans Hope to Humanize the CEO The heart of the Republican Party’s convention effort is now underway here in Tampa, Florida and for lack of a more graceful way to put it, it’s now all about selling presidential nominee Mitt Romney to the American people. The Tuesday night speeches were designed as a one-two punch […]

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Republicans Ramp up in Tampa

Posted August 28th, 2012 at 6:03 pm (UTC+0)
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 Delegates Ready for their Close-up but is Romney? Republicans had hoped to be blown away this week by Mitt Romney’s speech, not Hurricane Isaac. The storm forced a one day delay in the Republican Party’s national convention in Tampa, Florida and got people thinking about the weather instead of presidential politics. Even so, the Republican […]

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Republican Convention Preview

Posted August 22nd, 2012 at 9:04 pm (UTC+0)

Romney’s Moment in the Spotlight The Republican Party National Convention begins Monday in Tampa, Florida and this is probably the most important Republican convention since the year 2000 when then-Texas Governor George W. Bush made his case to the nation. The public opinion polls show Mitt Romney within striking distance of President Barack Obama as […]

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2012 Campaign Moves into Overdrive

Posted August 17th, 2012 at 5:08 pm (UTC+0)

It’s Getting Nasty Out There We’re not seeing a lot of “hope and change” from either side in the U.S. presidential campaign these days.  Mostly it’s been attack, counter-attack, tee-up the next blast and stand back!  At this rate you have to wonder how both sides will make it to election day, November 6th, in […]

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Romney Rallies Republicans with Ryan Pick

Posted August 13th, 2012 at 7:20 pm (UTC+0)

In his own way, Mitt Romney went bold with his choice of Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin to join him as the vice presidential candidate on the Republican Party ticket.  After all the talk about Ohio Senator Rob Portman and former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty, Romney decided to pass on vanilla and go right to […]

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U.S. Presidential Campaign Enters Crucial Phase

Posted August 9th, 2012 at 8:19 pm (UTC+0)

Romney Has Big Opportunity in Coming Weeks Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines!  This is it, folks.  The real drama is about to begin.  After months of nasty back and forth between the presidential campaigns of President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, the battle is for the White House is about to be engaged in […]

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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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