Mitt Romney

Vox Pop
3:00 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

Vox Pop : Open Forum - The Final Presidential Debate : 10/23/12

Last night marked the final presidential debate before Election Day in a mere two weeks. On this edition of Vox Pop we ask, who won the final debate? WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

6:06 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Bruce Gyory - The Presidential Race and the Gender Gap

Bruce Gyory
University at Albany

If women were the only people who voted for president, Barack Obama would be poised to re-take the White House next month with a higher margin of victory than he had in 2008.

If only men voted, Mitt Romney would have the possibility of issuing a crushing defeat along the lines of Ronald Reagan’s 1980 victory over Jimmy Carter.

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6:00 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

Fact Check: Romney's Stance on Gun Control

In last night’s presidential debate, former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney stated that while in Boston both sides came together to create an assault weapons ban. But is that statement accurate? WAMC’s Lucas Willard did some fact-checking and filed this report.

In last night’s presidential debate, moderator Candy Crowley pressed Mitt Romney’s stance on a federal assault weapons ban – asking why he came from supporting an assault weapons ban in Massachusetts to not supporting a federal ban. This was his response.

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Vox Pop
3:11 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Vox Pop : Open Forum - The Second Presidential Debate : 10/16/12

After weeks of somewhat troubling news out of his campaign, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney scored points a few weeks ago after what pundits have described as an un-engaging performance by President Barack Obama in the first presidential debate.

Obama and Romney will meet again on the debate floor tonight, this time at Hofstra University on Long Island…

On this edition of Vox Pop we want your take on tonight’s debate. Can the president stage a comeback, or will Romney carry the day for a second time. WAMC’s Alan Chartock hosts.

11:20 am
Wed October 3, 2012

Presidential Election Coverage from Marketplace

Tonight, President Obama and Mitt Romney face off in their first Presidential debate. The debate is focused chiefly on domestic issues and the economy. Thanks to the folks at Marketplace, you can watch the debate here - plus Live Tweeting from Kai and the Marketplace team. You can join the conversation and connect directly with Marketplace hosts during the debate. Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman will be live blogging some of the bigger issues throughout the evening.

Vox Pop
3:00 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

Vox Pop : Open Forum - Foreign Policy and the Election : 9/25/12

A spotlight has been cast on the foreign policy positions of the presidential candidates following recent violent protests in the Middle East.

Today we want to know what you think would be best for the United State’s place in the world – four more years of President Barack Obama, or the proposed policies of Mitt Romney? WAMC’s Alan Chartock hosts.

Commentary & Opinion
4:06 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

Listener Comment Line - Week of September 17, 2012

You had a lot to say on the WAMC listener comment line this week on everything from Joe Donohue's interview with Jesse Ventura, Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney's '47 %' remarks, and several of our WAMC commentators. Segments of these comments ran Friday Sept. 21 on Midday Magazine and Northeast Report.

Vox Pop
3:00 pm
Tue September 18, 2012

Vox Pop : Open Forum - Romney's '47 Percent' Video : 9/18/12

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has again found himself the focus of negative publicity following the posting of video of the candidate by the progressive news outlet Mother Jones during which he told supporters that he will never convince “47 percent” of Americans who he said will, “support the president no matter what,” because they believe they are “victims” entitled to be cared for by the government.

Today we want your reaction to Romney’s comments and to what people are saying about those comments today. WAMC’s Alan Chartock hosts.

Commentary & Opinion
3:45 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Karen Hitchcock : Election 2012 - The Democratic Education Platform and a Comparison to the GOP

In my last commentary I reviewed the major elements of the Republican education platform. Since then, the Democratic Platform has been passed, a platform which addresses a number of policy areas dealing with both K-12 and higher education, and not surprisingly, reflects a number of programs begun during President Obama’s first term in office.   

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Vox Pop
3:00 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

Vox Pop : Open Forum - Election 2012 - 9/4/12

Today at 5 p.m., Democratic delegates from across the country will be called to order in Charlotte, North Carolina for the first evening of the Democratic National Convention, where on Thursday President Barack Obama will accept the party’s nomination and make his case for re-election.

The DNC follows last week’s Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, which concluded with a speech by GOP candidate Mitt Romney that some say gained him some ground with undecided voters.