The Daily Northwestern

Guest Column: Evaluating our choice from 2008

Dane Stier, Guest Columnist

November 6, 2012


Filed under Columns, Daily Decision, Opinion

In 2008, our generation overwhelmingly supported Barack Obama into office, throwing 66 percent of our vote behind him. We voted for hope and change, for a better future for ourselves and generations to come. What was it in him that we found so appealing? What was his platform and what did he promise? ...

Guest Column: Hoping for bipartisanship — and an Obama victory

Adam Roth, Guest Columnist

November 6, 2012


Filed under Columns, Daily Decision, Opinion

When I was campaigning in Iowa, knocking on doors, a woman noticed that my hands were turning blue, and she insisted that she give me a pair of gloves that belonged to her son, who was now in college. Such a random act of kindness reminds me of the wonderful qualities of the American people. If only...

Obama, Romney finalize Election Day plans

Obama, Romney finalize Election Day plans

Patrick Svitek, Online Managing Editor

November 5, 2012


Filed under Blogs, Daily Decision

President Barack Obama will spend Election Day in Chicago as his opponent, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, hits the campaign trail for two final events in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Obama has no plans to leave Illinois on Tuesday and will likely continue his Election Day tradition of playing basketball...

Misulonas: Romney campaign more Nixon than Reagan

Misulonas: Romney campaign more Nixon than Reagan

Joseph Misulonas, Columnist

November 5, 2012


Filed under Columns, Daily Decision, Opinion

Many people have compared this year’s presidential election to the one in 1968. An unpopular Democratic candidate with a mediocre record is going up against a Republican candidate who had failed to get elected in a previous election, now trying to take advantage of the weakness of the incumbent. ...

Student groups encourage voting, host watch parties

Stephanie Haines, Reporter

November 5, 2012


Filed under Campus, Daily Decision, Student Groups

Northwestern groups are encouraging students to vote until the polls close this Election Day. Patten Gymnasium and Parkes Hall will serve as the two on-campus polling locations. Election judges from the Cook County Clerk’s Office will be present and facilitating the voting process for students, st...