To be very honest, I didn't really care for Barack Obama when I first heard about him in 2008.
Because audiences have unprecedented access to journalists, the journalist has found himself at the mercy of the audience’s whims. The journalist will deliver what the audience wants to see because that is what brings hits.
A trained doctor, Jill says that she views running for office as “practicing political medicine” because “it’s the mother of all illnesses.” Columbia Political Review’s George Joseph talks with Stein what she would do about Wall Street and the economy, education policy, and WikiLeaks if she were one day elected president.
With only a week left until Election Day, and after every political pundit and their brother has run through their theorized Electoral College scenarios again and again … let’s run through just a few more
Election seasons are often defined by three events. The debates, conventions, and V.P. picks. So what’s left? What is there still to talk about except the hundreds of polls released everyday?
CPR Editor Note: Columbia Political Review watched the second presidential debate with members of the Columbia Political Union, Columbia University Democrats, and Columbia University College Republicans. The town hall format produced clash, soundbites, and a whole lot of Internet commentary. Here are the tweets that tell the tale.
Colorado makes for an interesting microcosm of the nation as a whole—its median voter rather than its extremist blocs—in that its voters tend to be amongst the most politically moderate in the United States.
9 p.m. EST Wednesday night. Grab your popcorn and plop down in front of the television, because I hear the networks are carrying it. The presidential debates. It’s the Super Bowl of electoral politics. And boy am I excited.
This week President Obama and Mitt Romney will come together, face-to-face, for the first time in front of the national audience. They will debate domestic policy at the University of Denver, moderated by PBS’ Jim Lehrer.