Canada US Election

How Canada Made Me An Obama Lover

Rachel Sklar | Posted 01.06.2013 | Canada Politics
Rachel Sklar

I can't actually vote for Barack Obama -- though I live in New York City I'm from Canada and it's stamped on my passport as surely as on the way I say "out." But there is no being part of the great churning American media machine -- whether as a viewer, reader, listener, Tweeter, Instagrammer or random Canadian who somehow snuck her way on television -- without forming an opinion. Sometimes, it's even educated! As for me, the more educated I got, the more I came to realize that my support for the 44th President of the United States and his party actually has its roots well north of the border. Really, every reason I can think of to vote for Barack Obama I learned from Canada. In the language of my people, et voila...

Who Our Readers Think Is Better For Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.06.2012 | Canada Politics

We asked a group of prominent Canadians what would be better for Canada: an Obama win or a Romney win. But we can't let the pundits and politicians...

Change My Mind: Which U.S. Election Candidate Is Best For Canada?

Posted 11.06.2012 | Canada Politics

We Canadians care about the U.S. election -- we just can't help it. Yes, it's partly because of our inferiority complex (token Canadian self-depr...

Who's Better For Canada?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.06.2012 | Canada Politics

Although Canadians don't get a vote in Tuesday's presidential election, there's no shortage of Canucks offering opinions on who should take the White ...

Watching the Watchdog: What Happens if Obama Loses?

Tim Knight | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Tim Knight

When it came to colour and discrimination on account of colour, Obama's election four years ago was a much-needed opportunity to heal the soul of his troubled nation. With a black man in the White House, old scars left by slavery could finally mend. What will happen if he loses?

Which Way Will Swing States Blow? My 10 Predictions

Alexander J. Szikla | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Politics
Alexander J. Szikla

2012-11-05-electionbannerreal.jpg One implication of my predictions would be Ohio losing its status as a predictor of Presidential election victories. More importantly, this would be the first election in recent history where the winner of the election will not win two out of the three "big swing states." This seems to be indicative of a shift, where future swing states will be comprised of a collective of smaller states with rapidly rising populations, such as Nevada. As opposed to the past rigidity of the "big three" swing states, this will lead to future Presidential candidates having to chase after electoral votes in a more decentralized manner.

Media Bites: How Will the Election Turn Out? Duh -- Ask Canada!

J.J. McCullough | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg The Canadian media rarely bears even the slightest apprehension about bossily dictating U.S. elections. Our papers state their partisan preferences loudly and often, but thankfully no one south of the 49th seems to give a doodle-dandy. And to be fair, as far as nefarious foreign endorsements go, you could do a lot worse than the Canadian stamp of approval. Anyway, who's getting the honour this year?

Hey Guys, Remember Us?

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

Amid all the feisty back-and-forth between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney during this U.S. election, there was barely a mention of Canada. ...