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Countdown to History

Posted October 26th, 2012 at 8:24 pm (UTC+0)

Obama-Romney Race Could be Closest Race Since 2000 One way or the other, history will be made on November 6th, Election Day in the United States.  We’ll know soon enough, but if Republican Mitt Romney is able to defeat President Barack Obama that day, he would become the fourth presidential candidate to oust an incumbent […]

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Now the Final Push

Posted October 23rd, 2012 at 8:12 pm (UTC+0)

Dead Heat with Two Weeks to Go If you had told me a month ago that President Barack Obama would be seen as the winner in two of his three debates with Mitt Romney, and that Vice President Joe Biden would be given the edge in his showdown with Paul Ryan, I might have concluded […]

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Obama’s Electoral Edge

Posted October 19th, 2012 at 8:18 pm (UTC+0)

Romney’s Narrow Path to the White House Now we’re getting to crunch time and the presidential election is all about Electoral votes and which candidate wins which states.  Remember that in America’s presidential election system, you can win the national popular vote and still lose the presidency.  If you don’t believe, that just ask Al […]

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Obama’s Debate Comeback

Posted October 17th, 2012 at 6:59 pm (UTC+0)

But Will it Shift the Race?   Whoa! Who was that guy Tuesday night?  He was like night and day compared to the first debate.  Barack Obama brought his “A game” to the second presidential debate at Hofstra University in New York, and in doing so it’s possible he saved his presidency.  But let’s not […]

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Biden’s Debate Boost

Posted October 12th, 2012 at 9:21 pm (UTC+0)

Trying to Right the Democratic Ship Democrats are feeling better after Thursday’s vice presidential debate and many are now singing the praises of that old liberal warhorse, Vice President Joe Biden.  Make no mistake about it; this was a big moment for the Democrats.  So many of President Barack Obama’s supporters sank into the dumps […]

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Romney’s Surge

Posted October 10th, 2012 at 8:54 pm (UTC+0)

Lasting Impact Debatable Mitt Romney is hoping that when the history of the 2012 campaign is written, the turning point will be seen as October 3rd, the date of his first debate with President Barack Obama.  National polls have shown a bit of a Romney surge in the days since the debate, partly due to […]

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Romney’s Resurgence

Posted October 5th, 2012 at 8:32 pm (UTC+0)

Obama Tries to Regroup Mitt Romney came through when he had to.  Gone was the Republican presidential candidate who got to the right of all his rivals through first quarter of 2012.  Instead, we got the guy who resembled that moderate gubernatorial candidate from Massachusetts back in 2002, the Republican who was able to win […]

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Debate Duel out West

Posted October 2nd, 2012 at 8:32 pm (UTC+0)

Romney’s Last Chance? Less than five weeks to go before the election and now the presidential debates are front and center.  There will be lots of pressure on Mitt Romney to do something during the debates — especially the first one Wednesday — to somehow change the dynamic of this race, which now favors President […]

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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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