Ken Rudin http://kunc.org en The United States Of America ... All Ten Of Them http://kunc.org/post/united-states-america-all-ten-them <strong></strong>In 92 days, we will either re-elect <em><strong>President Obama</strong></em> or replace him with his Republican opponent, <em><strong>Mitt Romney</strong></em>. On paper, at least, voters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia will make that decision.<p>But if you look at the travel schedules and campaign budgets of Obama and Romney, it's clear that the 2012 election will be decided in only ten or fewer states.<p>I'm not arguing for eliminating the electoral college and calling for the president to be elected by popular vote. Mon, 06 Aug 2012 10:48:00 +0000 Ken Rudin 31610 at http://kunc.org The United States Of America ... All Ten Of Them A Congressional Election In Arizona We All Wish Didn't Have To Take Place http://kunc.org/post/congressional-election-arizona-we-all-wish-didnt-have-take-place If Republicans had their way, there would not have been a gubernatorial recall election in Wisconsin. An unnecessary waste of time, many of them said.<p>Democrats, for the most part, disagree. <em><strong>Scott Walker's</strong></em> policies, they argued, mandated the recall election.<p>As for today's special election in <strong>Arizona's 8th Congressional District</strong>, both Democrats and Republicans agree that it shouldn't be taking place at all.<p>It's happening because Rep. Tue, 12 Jun 2012 10:48:00 +0000 Ken Rudin 28734 at http://kunc.org A Congressional Election In Arizona We All Wish Didn't Have To Take Place Wisconsin Recall Is Just One Of Many Highlights Of Big Tuesday Campaign Day http://kunc.org/post/wisconsin-recall-just-one-many-highlights-big-tuesday-campaign-day <strong><em></em></strong>Lots at stake tomorrow, June 5, with primaries in five states, in addition to what would be only the third recall of a sitting governor in U.S. history. Here's the lineup:<p><strong>Wisconsin:</strong> Republican Gov. <em><strong>Scott Walker</strong></em>, first elected in 2010, is the target of Democrats and labor unions, incensed over his move to curtail collective bargaining rights for the state's public employees. He, along with Lt. Gov. <em><strong>Rebecca Kleefisch</strong></em> and four GOP members of the state Senate, are subjects of a recall. Mon, 04 Jun 2012 10:48:00 +0000 Ken Rudin 28284 at http://kunc.org Wisconsin Recall Is Just One Of Many Highlights Of Big Tuesday Campaign Day What Does Ron Paul Want? Hint: It's Not About The 2012 GOP Nomination http://kunc.org/post/what-does-ron-paul-want-hint-its-not-about-2012-gop-nomination <em><strong>Ron Paul</strong></em> is not going to be the Republican nominee for president in 2012. You know it, I know it, everyone knows it. Even Ron Paul knows it. His acknowledgement that <em><strong>Mitt Romney</strong></em> will be the nominee is just stating the obvious.<p>But what exactly did he mean when he said last week that he will "no longer spend resources campaigning in primaries in states that have not voted"? Mon, 21 May 2012 10:48:00 +0000 Ken Rudin 27609 at http://kunc.org What Does Ron Paul Want? Hint: It's Not About The 2012 GOP Nomination Indiana Sen. Dick Lugar May Not Survive Tuesday's GOP Primary http://kunc.org/post/indiana-sen-dick-lugar-may-not-survive-tuesdays-gop-primary When <em><strong>Richard Lugar</strong></em>, the mayor of Indianapolis, first ran for the Senate, against Democratic incumbent <em><strong>Birch Bayh</strong></em> in 1974, a big part of his problem was that he was a partisan Republican.<p>In fairness, there was nothing wrong with being a partisan Republican in good GOP years ... Mon, 07 May 2012 16:49:00 +0000 Ken Rudin 26865 at http://kunc.org Indiana Sen. Dick Lugar May Not Survive Tuesday's GOP Primary