So, does everything change tomorrow then?

Off to bed now, and when I wake up, Barack Obama will be President of the United States. I considered staying up for this one, or waking up, but it’s at 4am local time and I’m just not up to it (being a little bit sick and all). That said, this is a momentous occasion, ...

American Martians

The joke used to be that Americans lived on a different planet to the rest of the world — and it was exacerbated by their election of George W Bush to two terms. But finally, with the result yesterday, it’s a resounding reminder that most Americans aren’t that different from the rest of us. But ...

Nice one

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This tells you a lot

When Obama mentioned John McCain during the victory speech, there was quiet applause. When McCain mentioned Obama in his speech, there was boos. McCain’s speech was pretty gracious in defeat, and was far better than his supporters deserved. Maybe McCain will start to show again exactly why more people thought well of him a few ...

Obama wins it!

Just after 3pm Australian time, various news sites have started calling it for Obama… This is it people! I’ll write more about this as soon as the result is beyond certain (likely when I’m home from work of course!) But this looks like history being made. Thank bloody goodness, too. Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...

America, go out and vote!

It’s Tuesday night here, but in the US election day is just starting (amusingly enough we had a big horse race here instead). There’s not much more to say of course, except really one thing: America, go out and vote! Of course, it’s no secret who I’d vote for (and 78% of Australians apparently), but ...

Politics, race and nutjobs in America

Republicans are really, really, sore losers. And they haven’t even lost yet. They’re already displaying a bitter, vindictive, paranoid, fantasyland anger that is quite creepy, though not that surprising. In recognising they’re likely about to lose, many Republicans have already decided on all the reasons to spout, every one of which can be conveiently blamed ...

Smart political advertising

This is clever. People have just noticed in the US that Barack Obama’s campaign has taken out advertising in computer games. Sure, it might be for Xbox 360, but it’s smart, modern, and with gamers averaging 28 years old now, a good way to hit an important demographic. The image and story is from GigaOm, ...

Astoundingly stupid people

Have been been watching the Democratic Convention coverage in the US this week — waiting to get my Daily Show coverage though — and it’s been largely as expected. Mostly stage managed, but with some interesting and emotional moments. It’s obvious to me that if I was American I’d vote Democratic, but I follow this ...

Bring it on

Finally they’ve sorted out the details in the US election race. And as I hoped earlier this year, Barack Obama will be the Democrat candidate. Hillary Clinton was never a bad candidate, but over time it did seem she had an extraordinarily bad team behind her, and Bill was both the best and worst thing ...
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