Tuesday, February 12, 2008

American Elections

Victoria McMullan gives an update on the recent happenings in the US elections

First of all let’s remember for a few seconds the casualties on the road to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. On the Democrat side John Edwards gracefully, or is that inevitably, accepted his gooseberry status and dropped out so Hillary and Barak could spend some quality time together. For the Republicans an honourable mention goes to Rudi Giuliani, he came (late), he saw and then, well he lost.

Mitt Romney felt the chill blast of reality when he dropped out last week. A pragmatic move in the face of failing support, or the possibility of second billing on the ticket in November?

Meanwhile the two runners who are left in the Republican race both have popularity issues. While Huckabee has received a recent surge in support following Romney’s decision to drop out he is still viewed with misgiving by the Republican faithful who are suspicious of his tax and spend reputation - they want tax cuts and they want them now! While he has the support of the Christian Right others might turn to him just because he isn’t John McCain. Possibly taking over from Hillary Clinton as the person Republicans hate most McCain has inspired vitriolic diatribes from those doyennes of the right wing media the right wing radio hosts. When they hate you you must be doing something right, oh wait that only works if you’re a Democrat! These are the people who McCain should be relying on but at least he can take comfort in an endorsement from President Bush.

Hilary and Barak have continued their squabbling but while Obama is gaining momentum Clinton is losing money and her campaign manager. This neck and neck Democratic campaign will go to the wire meaning the party must unite quickly behind the eventual victor. At least the Republicans can get their infighting out of the way now.

8 Comments:

Anonymous Yes We Can! said...

Obama 08!

2/13/2008 12:41 pm  
Anonymous Londree4Pres said...

Phillip Londree!

2/13/2008 9:41 pm  
Anonymous queens republican said...

Let's home laundry clears off home to follow the campaign.

2/17/2008 5:24 pm  
Anonymous You wouldn't know good politics even if it wore a name badge... said...

Notice how this post will generally be ignored by most of the users of this blog, which is actually a real shame. If you want to see really good politics, America is where to look right now. Obama's speeches are as inspiring as the historical best (think JFK, MLK etc) while Clintons campaign seems to get dirtier and dirtier as the momentum swings to her democratic opponent.

But of course none of that matters, you just want a dig at poor Phil Londree.

Queens. Sigh.

2/19/2008 5:15 pm  
Anonymous Concerned Sabbatical Officer said...

I hear laundry has joined the LGBT

2/20/2008 2:20 pm  
Anonymous Tom said...

you wouldn't know good politics...

I look to the UK Mainland thanks rather than a corrupt and undemocratic America.u

2/20/2008 8:08 pm  
Anonymous unconcerned src member said...

Petty, petty, petty.

2/22/2008 4:42 am  
Anonymous You wouldn't know good politics... said...

@ Tom.

Of course, look to the UK mainland, because they're so clean. >_>

You don't get it, this is why Obama is so great. His senate record is fantastic, and for someone with apparantly no experience, he's came from nowhere and now looks a fairly good bet to land the White House come November. Whether you like it or not, America is still the worlds no 1 superpower, and the actions of whoever gets the Presidents job, can change the world for good or bad. Bush has been catastrophic for both america and its foreign policy. But 1 man can make a difference. Think of how JFK avoided almost certain nuclear war with the USSR. Think of how Reagan initated an end to the cold war. Think of how Truman provided martial aid to europe following WW2.

UK mainland politics is like schoolboys in a playground. The US is where its at.

Oh and as for undemocratic. Please elaborate lolol.

2/23/2008 12:04 am  

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