World 4 November 2012 America decides What US columnists are saying about Tuesday's election. Sign up for our weekly email * Print HTML 1. A Time for Choosing (New York Times) Obama is the candidate of the Medicare status quo, argues Ross Douthat. 2. Is a Second Term Harder for Presidents to Win? (New Yorker) Re-elections in America tend to be somewhat churlish affairs, says Jane Mayer. 3. The Morning After the Morning After (New York Times) America’s biggest voting bloc - the centre-right/centre-left - will win on Tuesday, writes Thomas Friedman. 4. How do you vote for compromise? (Washington Post) Compromise is on the ballot next week. But only one side seems genuinely interested in reaching it, argues E J Dionne Jr. 5. America's leftward tilt? (New York Times) Both candidates in this election have benefited when they've turned left, argues Drew Westen. 6. Timid election campaign leaves no real winners (Washington Post) Both candidates have run unimaginative campaigns, writes Dana Millbank. 7. Into the storm (New Yorker) Hendrik Hertzberg asks how Hurricane Sandy will affect the election. 8. The likely winner - gridlock (Los Angeles Times) Can either President Obama or Mitt Romney break the partisan logjam in Congress? Probably not, says Doyle McManus. 9. How Far Obama Has Fallen (Wall Street Journal) Peggy Noonan traces the president's descent from historic figure to beleaguered incumbent in less than four years. 10. Who Will Be Right This Time: Karl Rove or Nate Silver? (The Atlantic) Two pundits have dominated the conversation, says Connor Simpson. › A sense of history The candidates for the US presidential election, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney (Photo: Getty Images) Subscribe from just £1 per issue More Related articles The 4 questions to ask any politician waffling on about immigration How English identity politics will shape the 2017 general election What will the 2017 local elections tell us about the general election?