Saturday, November 10, 2012
We're hearing reports of long-time friendships being cut off, especially on Facebook, during the bitterly contested campaign. Did it happen to you?
The arguing is over, and so is the election. But has it hurt your relationships with friends in Roseville or elsewhere? Have you unfriended someone on Facebook—or been on the receiving end of it yourself? Granted, arguing over politics never really ends in the United States; that's part of the price we pay for living in a constitutional republic, in which the big decisions are made by a majority of the citizens. But at least, with the question of "who's going to be president the next four years?" settled, the arguing can settle back down to the ordinary background noise of bickering, as opposed to the daily shoutfests that so many seemed to be engaged during the campaign. Or can it? We're hearing plenty of reports about long-time …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Voters in Minnesota on Tuesday cast their ballot for Barack Obama, giving him the state's 10 Electoral votes.
Barack Obama won Minnesota’s 10 electoral votes on Tuesday, defeating Republican Mitt Romney. CBS News has called the Minnesota race for the President shortly after 9:30 p.m., about the same time ABC News projected Minnesota for Obama, after Obama took a more than 40,000 vote lead with about 10 percent of precincts reporting. The Associated Press also called the Minnesota race for Obama before 10 p.m., according to the Pioneer Press. Obama's 12 percent lead would match his margin over John McCain in 2008. In the 2008 presidential election, the state voted for the Democratic candidate, and since the 1990s has voted for the overall winner of the presidential race 3 out of 5 times. It has voted Republican only once in the last 50 years. …
The Roseville Bakery sold Obama and Romney decorated cookies. This time around, however, the cookie poll lost its magic.
Second update:(11:50 p.m.) Amy Johnson's Presidential Cookie poll had accurately predicted the actual outcome of the past two Presidential elections. But this time, that was not to be the case as Mitt Romney has conceded the actual election to incumbent Barack Obama. Oh well, that's the way the cookie crumbles. Update: (6:15): The bakery is closed and last cookies have been sold. The Roseville Bakery has declared Mitt Romney the winner of its Presidential Cookie poll. Obama supporters tried to narrow the gap late in the day. But in the cookie countdown, Romney-decorated cookies iced Obama cookies by a vote of 1,335 to 1,185. For shop owner Amy Johnson, her day of non-stop cook sales began at 5:30 a.m. today and didn't conclude until a …
Minnesota voters young and old used Twitter to talk about their Minnesota Election decisions, particularly on the proposed Marriage Amendment.
We followed a few common topics around the Twin Cities, including both sides of the Minnesota Marriage Amendment vote, and found what people were talking about on social media this Election Day. A reminder, though, that Tweeting a photo of your ballot, filled out, is stongly discouraged by the Minnesota Secretary of State's Office. Take a look.
Minnesota's voting goes until 8 p.m., but some polls elsewhere close two hours earlier.
Minnesota and Wisconsin voters have, including those in Roseville, until 8 p.m. to cast their Election 2012 ballots, but voting in other key states ends as much as two hours before then, and exit polling could provide an early indication of whether President Obama or Mitt Romney wins the White House. The earliest key state to watch for is Virginia, where polls close at 6 p.m. Minnesota time. Voting ends 30 minutes later in swing states Ohio and North Carolina. At 7 p.m. swing states Florida, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire close their polls. Nevada and Iowa, which could be pivotal swing states, close voting at 9 p.m. Check here as Patch updates Election 2012 results as they come in.
Republicans doubtful about Marriage Amendment, DFLers see Obama taking state.
On the eve of the general election, Patch has released the results of two new flash polls of Republican and Democratic influencers. In the Red poll, a majority of Reoublicans influencners said they doubt that the Marriage Amendment will pass. Click here to read the full story. In the Blue poll, Twin Cities Democrats think the state's most controversial issue–the amendment to the state's constitution defining marriage as between one man and one woman–will fall flat today (Tuesday,) making Minnesota the first state to vote down such an amendment. Click here to read the entire post.
Monday, October 22, 2012
The two candidates for President of the United States addressed issues of foreign policy. Who presented his case better, President Barack Obama or challenger Mitt Romney? You tell us.
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney duked it out tonight in a contentious debate in Florida. Patch live-blogged the debate, which featured the candidates touching on issues from the Libya and Afghanistan to the fiscal crisis in Europe and a nuclear Iran. You can watch the entire debate on YouTube Politics. Patch conducted a live chat during the debate, and the reaction was mixed as to who made his point better: Some of the points resonated with our live-blog panelists. Many were split on who came out on top: Mark: The president comes across as far more knowledgeable and authoratative than Romney (tonight). Minnetonka: “It’s not government that makes business successful” agree. Sometimes it’s almost “in spite of” government hand in business. …
Participate in Patch’s live blog while you’re watching Monday's final debate, and share your thoughts on how the candidates are doing.
Dear Roseville readers, can Mitt Romney overcome his London gaffe? Can President Barack Obama put the Libya issue to rest? At 8 p.m. tonight (Monday), the president and challenger will meet for the second time this election season in Florida. If you're not attending the Roseville Council meeting tonight, consider joining us our live Patch blog. The foreign police debate will be moderated by CBS' Bob Schieffer. Throughout the debate, Patch will be moderating a live blog where users can share their thoughts in real time, participate in polls and post photos from debate-watching parties. We’ve also invited state legislators, political candidates, party activists and other movers and shakers across the state to offer their expertise. To …
President Barack Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney face off for one more time.
Roseville, tonight is the time for the third and final Presidential debate between incumbent Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney. The debate is scheduled to run from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Central time. Check below for more information on the final debate. TV Channels Broadcasting Live: FOX (KMSP), NBC (KARE), CBS (WCCO), ABC (KSTP), PBS (TPT), CNN, MSNBC, FOX NEWS, CNBC and CSPAN Live Streaming Online: You Tube's Election Hub. Date: Oct. 22, 2012 Topic: Foreign policy Air Time: 8-9:30 p.m. Central Time Location: Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida (Tickets) Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates Participants: President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney Moderator: Bob Schieffer (Host of Face the Nation on CBS) The format …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Were Obama and Romney rude and disrespectful? Or were they just being forceful in the debate?
Who won Tuesday night's Presidential debate perhaps largely hinges on whether you are Barack Obama or Mitt Romney supporter. But what of the interruptions, talking over the opponent and finger pointing? Or ignoring the time limits for offering responses? If these were your own kids, would you put up with this? As I surveyed comments on Patch's live blog (click here to see the post and replay the discussion) and read comments on Facebook, there seems to be universal disgust and a lot of agreement that the second Presidential debate often lacked civility and good manners. So, what's the solution. One friend suggested blowing an air horn when the debater gets out of line. Another suggested cutting off the power to their microphone when they …