Dr. Joseph Lowery was one of the people who, decades ago, taught me that there are issues much bigger than one's race and its culture, and there comes a point at which one must rise above his or her provincial and even ethnic preferences.
How ironic that it is now Dr. Lowery who seems to be suggesting voters give up that greater vision.
According to a report in a Georgia newspaper, Dr. Lowery addressed a pro-Obama rally October 27 at Saint James Baptist Church, Forsyth, Georgia. Forsyth Mayor John Howard was quoted by the Monroe County Reporter as being "pretty shocked" by what Dr. Lowery said in his speech to the crowd. more >>
The winner of Tuesday's presidential election will be determined, in part, by how well each candidate performs among certain demographic groups. The exit polls will also provide some evidence of whether the different strategies of the candidates had any impact.
Here is what to look for in the exit polls:
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Hours before Election Day, the latest and final presidential poll by Gallup was released, showing GOP candidate Mitt Romney holding a one point lead over President Barack Obama.
Romney is supported by 49 percent of likely voters while Obama is backed by 48 percent. Among independents, 46 percent favor Obama and 45 percent back Romney.
President Barack Obama was in three states and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was in four states on Monday, the last day of campaigning before election Tuesday. Obama vowed to be a champion for voters against the special interests in Washington while Romney vowed to govern as a bipartisan reformer if elected.
Obama campaigned in Ohio, Wisconsin and Virginia. Vice President Joe Biden had two campaign stops in Virginia. Former President Bill Clinton campaigned on Obama's behalf in Pennsylvania and first lady Michelle Obama was in North Carolina and Florida.
Romney was in Florida, Virginia, Ohio and New Hampshire. His running mate, Paul Ryan, spent time in Nevada, Colorado and Iowa. more >>
On the day before Americans head to the polls to vote for a new president, a 2007 video featuring GOP candidate Mitt Romney discussing his Mormon faith has resurfaced on YouTube, rekindling a discussion on religion which he has mostly avoided in this political cycle.
"I don't like coming on the air and having you go after my church and me," Romney told Jan Mickelson on the conservative WHO-AM in Des Moines radio show in the August 2007 video while he was seeking the 2008 GOP nomination. "I'm not running as a Mormon, and I get a little tired of coming on shows like yours and having it all about Mormon."
Romney, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has refused to be drawn into discussions about Mormonism, focusing his campaign on the economy and domestic and foreign policy issues. When it comes to issues such as abortion and same-sex marriage, he has sided with the Mormon teachings, without explicitly identifying them as the reason for his stance. more >>
SANFORD, Fla. – Mitt Romney began his final day of campaigning by addressing a standing room only crowd in an airport hangar in central Florida Monday morning. Chants of "one more day" reverberated from those who arrived in the early morning hours to help give their candidate one extra push to capture the must-win Sunshine State.
Romney took the podium just a couple of minutes before 9 a.m. for the first of five stops before voters go to the polls on Tuesday to end what has been a grueling and hard-fought 16-month campaign.
Romney was introduced by Rep. Connie Mack (R-Fla.) who is hoping to move to the upper chamber in his quest to win one of Florida's two Senate seats. Former governor Jeb Bush, who still gets shouts of admiration and current Gov. Rick Scott warmed up the crowd before Romney took center stage. more >>