Yes, it’s live here in Sydney right now, and a bouquet to our US friends: they do this kind of thing much better than we do, in my opinion. I am sure Thomas, and others, will have a lot more to say than I propose.
For my money Obama is winning.
It is, for me, a matter of paradigm. The only one of the two that really offers an alternative to the entrenched idiocy — sorry about that — which has been US “normality” for decades is Obama. It’s time for a new paradigm in the USA. We here in Australia, and the rest of the world, beg the USA to turn away from so much that has appalled us for years and years about the way you do government and business. Only Obama offers that possibility.
For the sake of the world, and for your own sakes, get over that really really dangerous anti-“liberal” virus that has so bedevilled thinking over there — I would call it anti-reason, anti-common sense, anti-moderate, and anti just about every best interest of your own people. US conservatism, so much of it, is so wrong-headed, so hopeless, so narrow! In short, if you want to find the root of your problems just look at just about every reactionary “pundit” you have ever had over there.
It’s time for a fresh look. McCain won’t give it to you. And Palin? You are joking… You must be! 😦
Yes, I know I am generalising…
UPDATE 12.15 our time:
On the to and fro about Iran, compare Kissinger: Open direct Iran talks with what both candidates said:
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 (UPI) — Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger says the United States should begin direct negotiations with Iran over its nuclear enrichment program.
Kissinger, speaking Monday at George Washington University along with four other former U.S. State Department secretaries, said the next president should initiate high-level discussions with Iran “without conditions,” ABC News reported.
The opinion of the former secretary of state for Republican presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford differs sharply with that of the current GOP administration, which has maintained a strict policy of not negotiating directly with governments deemed to sponsor international terrorism. The Bush administration has demanded that Iran dismantle its nuclear program as a precondition for any direct talks…
BTW, if you want to comment, be constructive as far as you can; I know what I have said may be provocative.