CNN Radio News Day: November 6, 2012
Alhambra residents vote on election day at the Alhambra Fire Station #71 in Alhambra, Los Angeles County, on November 6, 2012 in California
November 6th, 2012
04:30 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: November 6, 2012

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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day.

Here are some of the stories we cover in today's edition:

  • Win or lose it's how you play the game.  That's a sentiment often expressed in the sporting world, but it's apropos in politics as well. A good loser can sometimes be more memorable than the winner.  CNN Chief Political Correspondent, Candy Crowley has covered politics for decades and today she offers some insightful reflections on a few of her favorite runner-ups:

"We were somewhere down South in the back half of October 1996. I believe we were in a theater. I remember thinking how terrible the lighting was, how small and deflated the crowd.  I remember the look on the candidate's face." FULL POST

November 6th, 2012
01:05 PM ET

OPINION: If it's close, watch out

By Julian Zelizer, CNN Contributor

Editor's note: Julian Zelizer is a professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University. He is the author of "Jimmy Carter" and of the new book "Governing America."

(CNN) - Election night could be a long one. Many of the polls continue to show a tight race with the candidates remaining in a dead heat in the swing states. Whoever wins the election, it might not be by much.

Close elections have produced challenges for the victor once he starts his term in the White House. If voters don't provide a clear mandate, presidents often find that they have added challenges when dealing with Congress, as legislators have far less fear about the commander in chief.

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Voter ID trips up 97 year old
Peggy Cobb, left, celebrates her grandson's graduation.
November 6th, 2012
10:37 AM ET

Voter ID trips up 97 year old

By Emma Lacey-Bordeaux and Diane LaPosta

(CNN) – Peggy Cobb says since 1936 she hasn't missed a single presidential election.

[:35] "I've always been interested in politics and I have always, I have to tell you, I've always looked at both sides of the problem."


What Romney’s past tells us about his future
Jane Edmonds, a self-described liberal Democrat, was Governor Romney's Secretary of Workforce Development. She supports the Republican candidate.
November 6th, 2012
08:54 AM ET

What Romney’s past tells us about his future

By Steve Kastenbaum, CNN

Follow on Twitter: @SKastenbaumCNN

Boston, Massachusetts (CNN) – Mitt Romney was the Republican governor of a state that, more often than not, leans Democrat. So what can his time as governor tell us about how he would lead as a president?

It depends on who you speak with.

Jane Edmonds, a self-described liberal Democrat, was Romney's Secretary of Workforce Development.

[2:37] “The guy, in terms of his leadership style, he’s extremely inclusive and for me, that’s important, because as I said politics aside, I’m a liberal Democrat, so coming into an administration like that would tell me that all of us would have a voice and that our voices would be respected, and that they would be valued. And that’s what I think goes to the core of his strength.”