#DeEscalateDontKill

The 2012 presidential election could once again be historic if American voters re-elect its first Black president.  For now, at least, if's a big if.  President Obama is personally popular, but the public is unsure whether he's got what it takes to restore the nation to economic health.  The Republican presidential field offers a stark contrast as each candidate tries to be more conservative than the other — a factor that might actually help Obama.  Bookmark this page as your go-to place for all the news you need about know as the race to the White House heats up:  Who trips, who falls and who's sprinting ahead of the pack and why.  Plus, check out @BETvote on twitter for extra election coverage.

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