It is election day in the US, and Chris Rock does some last minute campaigning for a “white president you can trust,” - Barack Obama!
At long last, the candidates will fall silent, the pollsters will put away their clipboards and the hush of election day will descend on America. In their tens of millions, watched anxiously by billions more around the world, Americans will finally end a long and bitter campaign, cast their votes and choose a president.
Four years ago, on the eve of election day 2008, Barack Obama held his final rally. Those in the vast crowd that night in Manassas, Virginia, remember it as a moment of political magic.
Barack Obama has edged ahead of Mitt Romney in the final days of the presidential campaign, helped by his handling of superstorm Sandy, according to a new poll.
President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney on Saturday began the last frantic days of campaigning in their battle for the White House by criss-crossing America's key swing states.
It was like a coronation. Mitt Romney came to the Republican heartland of Ohio on Friday night attended by the high priests of the conservative movement.
On the BBC a few weeks ago the New York Times pundit David Brooks explained to his British audience that American voters are "looking for an excuse to vote against the president". Spot on, I thought. Voters are disappointed in the promise that Barack Obama represented in 2008, but Mitt Romney has been making it hard for swing voters to elect him president instead.
Barack Obama goes into the final hectic weekend of campaigning as favourite, holding a slight edge over Mitt Romney in the polls and buoyed by better than expected job figures.
The Obama campaign is running on women's issues for a third day in a row, but this has been its most successful day yet. Attempting to encapsulate what it claims to be Mitt Romney's shifting positions on a number of issues, the president's team has hit on a catchy phrase: "Romnesia".
Barack Obama's election win in 2008 was hailed by some as ushering in a post-racial age in the US. However, recent books and surveys have shown that black American progress has often either halted or declined.
Mitt Romney's strong performance in the first general election debate has drawn him closer in the race for the White House against President Barack Obama, according to new NBC News/Wall Street Journal polls of three swing states.