First Wednesday: Obama’s reckoning?

Talk September 12, 2012 7:00 PM

On 6 November 300 million Americans in 50 states will go to the polls to elect the next US President. As the race for the White House heats up join us with a panel of experts to map out the arguments being made by both camps.

With polling results predicting a close contest join us with Paddy O’Connell of BBC Radio 4’s Broadcasting House who will be guiding the panel through the issues that this election is being fought over.

We will be looking at the politics of Republican candidate Mitt Romney and his running mate Paul Ryan, while examining the differences in Mitt Romney and Barack Obama’s positions on the economy, healthcare, defence, foreign policy and social issues.


Felicity Spector, writes about US politics for Channel 4 News. She has been covering US politics for more than 15 years including the 2000 and 2008 campaigns for Channel 4 News, she will be in Washington for the 2012 election.

Robert Carolina, chair of Democrats Abroad UK, the official arm of the Democratic National Committee for Americans living outside the US and its territories. He started his support of the Obama campaign in 2007, and went on to lead a number of Obama campaign efforts in the UK in 2008.

Alex Spillius, a foreign correspondent for the Daily Telegraph, he was Washington Correspondent from 2007 to late 2011. He covered the 2008 US presidential campaign in its entirety and documented the tribulations of the Obama administration and the rise of the Tea Party.

Stacy Hilliard, an active member and former Vice Chairman of Republicans Abroad UK. She has worked on several political campaigns including Mitt Romney’s first gubernatorial race in Massachusetts and she appears regularly as a commentator on US politics in the broadcast and print media.