While it’s safe to predict that the majority of the votes cast on campus today will support Democratic candidate President Barack Obama, Stanford has not always been so solidly blue. The Daily took a look back through its archives to see how the Stanford community has voted in presidential elections past.
With his sweep of five primaries Tuesday, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney continues to consolidate his grip on the Republican presidential nomination, causing media attention to shift to his selection of a running mate. Stanford professors disagreed about just how important Romney’s choice may be come November.
The dueling messages of the 2012 presidential election arrived in full force Tuesday afternoon in a packed Memorial Auditorium as Republican strategist Karl Rove and Robert Gibbs, former press secretary for President Obama, debated which party is best prepared to lead the United States through challenges ahead.
Mitt Romney, the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, hosted a fundraising function Monday evening in Redwood City. Tickets for the event ranged in price from $1000 to $5000, with the latter option granting attendees a photo opportunity with the candidate.
While Mitt Romney’s six victories in the “Super Tuesday” Republican primaries will allow him to maintain his status as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, a protracted and ugly battle for primary delegates could continue even up to the August convention, according to Stanford faculty observers.
Which is why it came as a great disappointment to me that Mr. Christie rejected the State Assembly’s bipartisan bill legalizing gay marriage on Friday, calling for a statewide referendum on the issue. The veto itself was a disappointment, if predictable. But his call for a referendum was a surprising display of cowardice from a man I have grown to expect far more from.