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The Iowa Caucuses: A Model Of Participatory Democracy?

At first glance, today’s Iowa caucuses look like a model of participatory democracy. In 1,774 precinct meetings all around this Midwestern state, the process of choosing a Republican Party candidate to do battle with Barack Obama on November 6 will commence.

IowaRepublicans are hoping for a turnout of around 100,000 people. Anything significantly less will be a disappointment, anything more a sign of enthusiasm and commitment to making Obama a one-term president.

Over the coming months, till June if no winner emerges earlier, caucuses and primary elections are scheduled to take place in each of the other 49 states. Voters need simply register as Republicans or Democrats in order to choose candidates for the presidency, both houses of Congress, state legislatures, and a host of other state and local positions.

It certainly looks like democracy flourishing. It looks like people power in action. [Read more…]


Wanna Bet? Mitt Romney’s $10,000 Offer To Rick Perry

Republican Party presidential candidate Mitt Romney has offered Texas Governor Rick Perry a $10,000 bet, during a televised debate in Des Moines, Iowa.

The offer caused a storm online. Many observers believe Romney drew unwelcome attention to his personal wealth and fuelled suggestions he is out of touch with the everyday situation of Americans.


Mitt Romney Suspends Presidential Bid

Mitt Romney today suspended his campaign for the Republican Party nomination for President.

Romney’s poor showing in the Super Tuesday primaries had seen him lagging well behind Senator John McCain, who is now assured of the nomination. [Read more…]


Super Tuesday Election Speeches: Obama, Clinton, McCain, Huckabee, Romney

These are the main election night speeches from the 2008 Super Tuesday round of primaries.

The Democratic candidates are Senator Barack Obama and Senator Hillary Clinton.

The Republican candidates are Senator John McCain, Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney. [Read more…]


Mitt Romney’s Victory Speech – Michigan Primary

This is Mitt Romney’s victory speech, following his success in the Republican Party’s Michigan primary.

  • Listen to Romney (7m)

Mike Huckabee Concedes In Michigan Primary

The Republican Party primary election in Michigan has been won by Mitt Romney.

  • Listen to Mike Huckabee’s concession speech:

‘Faith In America’: Mitt Romney’s Speech On Faith

The Republican presidential contender, Mitt Romney, has delivered a speech on religion, seeking to insulate himself from political attacks based on his Mormon faith. [Read more…]