Category Archives: US Election

Down to the Wire

Posted on by Richard Downes

By Richard Downes, Washington Correspondent Everybody – it seems – loves a battle; a contest. Be it the All-Ireland finals, the World Cup or Wimbledon. We all love the head to head match between the two strongest teams or individuals. … Continue reading

Advantage Romney?

Posted on by Richard Downes

By Richard Downes, Washington Correspondent We were almost writing off Mitt Romney’s chances of taking the Presidency only a couple of weeks ago. His campaign was plagued with errors and was running out of steam rapidly. Then came the October … Continue reading

When a win is not a win …

Posted on by Richard Downes

By Richard Downes, Washington Correspondent Pity Mitt Romney. Before Super Tuesday all the commentators said that if he won a majority of the states being contested, he would be strengthened as a candidate. But on Sober Wednesday that had all … Continue reading

Ten Chances to Shine

Posted on by Richard Downes

By Richard Downes, Washington Correspondent For the four candidates left in the Republican race to become the nominee for the general election later this year, today, Super Tuesday, is a big day. It may not be the end of the … Continue reading

Romney takes lead to New Hampshire

Posted on by Ray Donoghue

By Richard Downes, Washington Correspondent, in New Hampshire So after Iowa, there’s New Hampshire. This tiny state has a better track record in predicting the winner of the nomination process than the midwest state and there is a lot at … Continue reading

Razor thin win for Mitt Romney in Iowa

Posted on by Ray Donoghue

By Richard Downes, Washington Correspondent,  in Iowa So after a pedestrian campaign that hadn’t caught alight, finally the American Presidential marathon is underway with a bit of pizzazz and a razor thin win for Mitt Romney. He hadn’t done much … Continue reading

For a dull election, this is quite interesting!

Posted on by Ray Donoghue

Richard Downes, Washington Correspondent, in Iowa As the candidates keep up their hectic schedules in the final hours of the Iowa Caucuses, a picture of some sort is becoming clear. First, Mitt Romney appears to be doing quite well. Becky … Continue reading

No one wins from Iowa, but there’s plenty to lose

Posted on by Paul Cunningham

By Richard Downes, Washington Correspondent, in Iowa On the frozen fields of 100 counties, the candidates are trying to get voters to remember their name in the frantic last hours before they finally cast a vote. Or do they ever … Continue reading