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A Touch of Class

From the starting gun, the gentleman from Delaware, unflinchingly absorbed Sarah Palin’s verbal swipes, her untruths, her brashness, her habit of winking at the audience, her having a dig at Gwen Ifill, and her reading lines throughout the entire ninety minutes. To his credit Senator Biden was measured, appeared at ease, showed polite forbearance, good humour and an appreciation that all his opponent really had, was mostly repetitious hot air, a lot of cheek, and memorised lines.

Sarah from the Second Grade

Wow,Sarah,that is impressive.That’s really early career planning. Even then you were considering a life of beauty contests, sports broadcasting or with luck and one of your stock standard smiles, charging through the bearpit of politics. Winning in politics is like fighting with a bear, Sarah. You know a lot about bears, you’ve killed so many. However in politics, there’s no prize for second place and guns aren’t allowed. Right, Ms Barracuda?

A Clueless McCain / America’s Future At Risk

Meanwhile on the other side of the ledger it was just the opposite. Democrats were becoming very excited indeed. Barack Obama the “Yes we can man” was breaking all sorts of new fundraising records and gathering crowds never seen before in American politics.The former Republican Senator, Bob Dole interviewed on MSNBC snidely called them,”A cult led by some sort of a Pied Piper”.”It won’t go anywhere” he predicted.

The Accidental Hero

It has been said that McCains prime motivation in seeking the Presidency is to surpass his predecessors achievements. He wouldn’t be the first man with such a goal. Possibly it is also McCain’s love of power which drives him. That’s not new either. The words “Commander in chief” would be music to his ears and the majestic strains of “Hail to the Chief” would lead his top forty chart any time.

A Man of the People – For the People!

In actual fact the Republicans do not want Hillary Clinton to lose. She is their preferred quarry. The polls say that McCain would win against her but lose comprehensively to Obama! As rays of early sunlight streamed through my window this morning, my computer screen trumpeted this message. “Eleven straight for Obama!” Eleven I thought.  Have I missed something? […]

The Past Vs The Future

It is a tragic indictment on the state of the Republican Party that after inflicting eight years of George W Bush on the American people, the only candidate the Party can offer, is a 71 year old relic of politics past!  What type of people are running the Republican Party in America these days? You know the organisation I am referring to; it’s commonly known as the […]