US Presidential Election 2012
The United States' 57th quadrennial presidential election took place in November 2012. Incumbent President and Democrat Barack Obama won election and is running for a second term. His major challenger was former Massachusetts Governor, Republican Mitt Romney. From January to June, Americans voted in nationwide state level primaries and caucuses, which serveed the purpose of selecting party representatives of states to be sent for the party convention. The key issues in this race for the White House were social issues including the state of the economy, abortion and contraception, gay marriage, and immigration.
SCMP's Greg Torode tweets the US presidential election from Washington
The Post's Chief Asia correspondent Greg Torode is in Washington covering the final stages of the White House race and its implications for China and the region. Torode, a veteran of the 2000 and 2008 campaigns, examines whether the candidates' rhetoric on Beijing is more than just bluster.