- Burma Stole Election, Says Obama
During New Delhi speech, US president reiterates criticism of election saying it was neither free nor fair ニューデリーのスピーチの中で、米大統領選挙の批判は、それはどちらも無料でも公正だったと言って繰返される
- To borrow a phrase: it's the liquidity, stupid
During the 1992 US presidential election campaign, Bill Clinton coined a phrase that has passed into popular use: "It's the economy, stupid!"
- Facebook founder's new site to connect users with charities
Chris Hughes, one of the founders of Facebook and the chief digital organiser for Barack Obama's US presidential campaign, knows a thing or two about building online communities.
- Republicans assert control early
Opposition Republicans scored the first gains in US elections today as they looked to end Democratic control of Congress and deliver a stinging blow to Barack Obama's presidency.Republicans picked up two Senate seats now held... 彼らは、議会の民主党の制御を終了し、バラクオバマのpresidency.Republicansに刺すような打撃を見たようになりましたれた2つの上院議席を拾って野党共和党が今日の米大統領選挙の最初の利益を獲得...
- Tony Blair on Obama and McCain | Richard Adams
Tony Blair thinks the media got McCain and Obama the wrong way around in 2008, according to his autobiographyWhat did Tony Blair think of the 2008 US presidential election? Chris Brooke, who is valiantly live-tweeting his reading of Tony Blair's memoir, A Journey, highlights Blair's take, which comes on pages 512-513:It's one of the oddest things about modern politics. The paradigm imposed, usually by a particular media view, completely disorients the proper analysis. I used to smile at the way the Obama/McCain election of 2008 was framed: Barack was the man of vision, John the old political hack. One seemed to call America to a new future, the other seemed a stale relic of the past. This was a paradigm that determined the mood and defined the election.Actually, it was John who was articulating a foreign policy that could be called wildly idealistic for the cause of freedom. Barack was the supreme master of communicating a brilliant vision, but he was a practitioner of realism, advocating a cautious approach based on reaching out, arriving at compromises and striking deals to reduce tension. For these purposes, leave alone who is right. It's just a really interesting feature of modern politics that the mood trumps the policy every time.Tony BlairBarack ObamaJohn McCainUS elections 2008US politicsUS national book awardsRichard Adamsguardian.co.uk © Guardian News & Media Limited 2010 | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds
- Has Nick Clegg experienced his 'Iowa moment'?
Liberal Democrat breakthrough raises prospect that Clegg will win over sympathetic supporters who had feared wasting their vote on an irrelevant partyA handful of Liberal Democrats, who have voiced the hope that Nick Clegg may be Britain's answer to Barack Obama, are clearly getting a little carried away.But here is an interesting thought. Has Clegg experienced an Iowa moment? This idea has been voiced by Tim Shipman, the deputy political editor of the Daily Mail, who covered the 2008 US presidential election for the Sunday Telegraph.Shipman says that Obama achieved a decisive breakthrough when he won the Iowa caucuses in January 2008. This wasn't just because Iowa was the first vote in 2008.The key point for Obama was that he managed to win in a state whose population is almost wholly white. This meant that African-Americans, who had feared that a vote for Obama would be a waste, felt confident about voting for him.Hillary Clinton won the next vote five days later on 8 January - the New Hampshire primary. But Obama scored a decisive victory in the next significant vote on 26 January - in South Carolina - with 55% of the vote, comparedx with 27% for Clinton. And the significance of that? African-Americans comprise a significant proportion of the state's population.Roll forward a few years, cross the Atlantic and here we are in the British general election of 2010. Liberal Democrats have long complained that they are popular but say that natural supporters fear wasting their vote on them.Clegg outlined what could happen if people really believed their vote would count. Speaking at the Lib Dem spring conference last month, long before the recent poll boost, he said:Almost 1 in 4 voters chose the Liberal Democrats at the last election. If that increased to 1 in 3, we could 自由民主党のブレークスルーは、明らかになっているの見通しをクレッグは自民、期待してニッククレッグは、バラクオバマ氏に英国の答えがあります表明しているのは無関係partyA一握りの彼らの投票を無駄に恐れていた思いやりのある支持者に勝つれます発生少し離れて行った