With tag: campaign_2012
Analysis: Campaign Fails To Clarify Health Care Plans
By Hamilton E. Davis
wins the gubernatorial race in Vermont, the campaign has pretty much failed to
illuminate the issue of health care reform, one of the most momentous the state
has ever faced. Health care now eats up 20 percent of the state's economic
output and there is a broad consensus that the current trend is unsustainable.
Third Party Candidates Serious About Their Message
Republican, Democrat, Progressive, Liberty Union, Green, Rainbow.
Vermonters are used to a wide spectrum of parties crowding the ballot
every two years. But who is behind some of the more recent parties to emerge, including
the Peace and Prosperity Party? And - a new entry this year - the
Henningsen: A Clear Choice
By Vic Henningsen
Both the candidates and the media have billed this Presidential
election as a clear choice between two visions of the role of government
in the lives of individual Americans. Vic Henningsen looks back to a similar set of circumstances -
one hundred years ago.
MacGovern Determined Despite Uphill Battle
Senate candidate John MacGovern knows his effort is a long shot, but he's
pushing forward. He hopes an unexpected confluence of events could send him to Washington.
AG Candidates Differ On How Activist Each Should Be
By Bob Kinzel
The three major party attorney general candidates are sparring over how much of an "activist" the attorney general should be. The three candidates,
Incumbent Democrat Bill Sorrell, Republican Jack McMullen and Progressive Ed
Stanak have very different views about the kinds of legal cases that the attorney general's office should be involved in.
Analysis: Too Soon To Call Gov.'s Race
By Peter Biello
Election Day is less than three weeks away, but already some political commentators are calling the governor’s race over, in favor of the incumbent, Democrat Peter Shumlin. Veteran journalist Hamilton Davis discusses with VPR's Peter Biello the lack of evidence to suggest this is true.
Obama In New Hampshire
Barack Obama is making a quick stop in New Hampshire the same day his supporters embark on a 24-hour tour
around the state.