On May 17, 2012 Romney was speaking in a Republican fundraiser at the home of a private equity executive in Boca Raton, Florida. A couple of months before the presidential election, a video of the event was released by Mother Jones magazine.
In his historic victory speech in 2008, the-then senator Barack Obama began with these ringing words: “If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible
President Barack Obama’s re-election is good news for the world economy and financial markets. Of course a victory by Mitt Romney, unlikely though it was, might have been even better news, which is perhaps why stock markets fell sharply after the election.
Amid the triumphant acclamation and the reluctant resignation of the two presidential candidates’ early morning speeches was the hint that politics is about to take a strange turn.
It is Monday, the day before the US election and I am feeling a little taste of bitterness in my mouth. It is coming from the knowledge that I have no choice in this election.
During the first few years after I came to America as a graduate student, my life was a monotonous repetition of long cold nights in my attic den, day long lab and class and daily lunchtime walk to the student centre for a 99 cent taco with a plastic glass of water.