The 2012 US Elections

2016 US presidential campaign

Romney pullout gives Bush advantage in Republican money race

By Patrick Martin, 2 February 2015

Lack of support among Republican fundraisers pushed Romney out of the race, with many of them backing former Florida Governor Jeb Bush.

Michigan voters reject union-backed constitutional amendment

By Lawrence Porter, 19 November 2012

On Election Day, Michigan voted overwhelmingly to reject Proposal 2, a union-backed constitutional initiative promoted as a measure to defend collective bargaining rights.

Additional education cuts on horizon after passage of California tax proposition

By Dan Conway, 15 November 2012

Even the most optimistic analysts admit that the proposition’s passage will not in any meaningful way increase public education funding.

Union leaders meet with Obama, back austerity drive against workers

By Barry Grey, 14 November 2012

The hour-long meeting at the White House was the first act in a carefully orchestrated campaign to convince the public that unprecedented social cuts are the only alternative to economic disaster in the form of the “fiscal cliff.”

Obama’s post-election pivot to austerity and war

By Joseph Kishore, 12 November 2012

With the US elections out of the way, the American ruling class is moving with remarkable speed to implement a deeply unpopular agenda.

Obama spells out austerity agenda for second term

By Andre Damon, 10 November 2012

In his first public statement since election night, Barack Obama said Friday that his main priority in the coming months will be to slash the federal budget deficit.

US elections leave House and Senate balance nearly unchanged

By Patrick Martin, 10 November 2012

The results demonstrate political crisis and dwindling popular support for both parties.

Obama champions “grand bargain” to slash entitlement programs

By Jerry White, 9 November 2012

With the US elections out of the way, business leaders are declaring their support for Obama in the campaign to lower corporate taxes and slash federally guaranteed health care and retiree benefits.

The Nation magazine and Obama’s reelection

By Barry Grey, 9 November 2012

The full depth of reaction emerges when the Nation turns its fixation on race and gender to the subject of white people.

The disillusioned and dissatisfied electorate

By Joseph Kishore, 8 November 2012

While the complete details of Tuesday’s vote have yet to be tallied, an initial analysis reveals an electorate that is increasingly alienated from the entire two-party political system.

Obama wins reelection

By Patrick Martin, 7 November 2012

Obama will repay those who voted for him by carrying out measures that will devastate their jobs, living standards and social conditions.

One week to Election Day in America: The real choice for workers

By Andre Damon, 30 October 2012

As the 2012 presidential election campaign heads toward its ignominious conclusion, the right-wing and anti-democratic character of the entire process is becoming ever more clear.

The New York Times and Washington Post endorsements of Obama

By Patrick Martin, 29 October 2012

The New York Times, the Washington Post and the Chicago Tribune have all endorsed Obama as the best candidate to impose major cuts in social spending.

The International Socialist Organization and the 2012 US elections

By David Walsh, 25 October 2012

The ISO operates as an advocacy group in and around the Democratic Party, seeking to improve opportunities for the middle class social layers for which it speaks.