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So says newsnight and tomorrows newspapers.
Clinton still hasn't conceded though..
I'm still in awe of it.
ur #1 fan
i like the internet sometimes.
it looks exactly like Annie Hall and the douchebag actor boyfriend they meet in the flashback.
american newspeople make me laugh though, did he really say "Not the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealeand, France etc" ?
i think there might be something to be said for america having a much bigger black population than any of the above countries, i might be wrong thinking that, looking at wikipedia suggests about 20% of america identifies itself as black as opposed to 1.3% in the UK?
cnn.com live is awesome theyre just discussing how bill clinton's heart operation changed his personality and contributed to hilary's downfall :D
a while a go that has loads of american politics based puns in.
If only i could find it :'''(
after LOLing at that, i'll have to Reagan my composure and have a good search for the thread.
...pardon me. Anyone have a tissue?
so Obama will have to face McCain and have Clinton sniping from the corner, saying things like, "Hey, am I crazy or was that wave quite similar to the straight-arm salute? I think it may have been - do you think he's a Nazi? I'm not saying I'm just saying - Nazi? Maybe - the candidacy - moi?"
i like her, i would have supported her - but it's getting increasingly difficult to feel anything but disdain for her lately.
that if she lost would then attempt to become vice president, and thus would have to concede.
but i can't get overly excited. We have to remember that he still has to beat McCain, which is goign to be a lot harder that a lot of people think.
In my honest opinion, he will win, but it will be very close.
However, if the republicans stop most of florida from voting again it could be a different story.
I think the Neudstadt post is the highlight of my DiS life.
the first chapter of Stupid White Men by Michael Moore.
that will answer your huh?
i forget what he said
what did he say?
what nebbie says below. Florida has a huge black vote. Jeb Bush (GB's brother) is the governor of florida. He basically stopped any person witha felony from voting. Turns out in the end, most of these people were black and were democrats. If you add the countless others that had similar names to these 'criminals' that were told they weren't allowed as well, then you havea vast majority of people that weren't allowed to vote when the raelly should have.
saying that America is unfair because;
The sentence for using/dealing/whatevering crack cocaine tends to be a lot harsher than the sentence for powder cocaine.
Crack tends to be used by poorer people - black people tend to be poorer than white people, and so more go to prison and then CANNOT VOTE whilst all the poshy white people with their powder cocaine are let free.
I mentioned something about Kanye West too. I also got a D for it.
HOWEVER, all of what i said was said in examiners notes on past papers :( silly.
about exactly this the other day. Its a really intersting subject.
A new HBO movie called 'Recount' focusses on this and the florida vote. You can probably get it off the net by now. it's a really good watch.
THE QUESTION WAS ABOUT RACIAL POLITICS
I TALKED ABOUT KANYE WEST, FOR CHRISTS' SAKE.
NOW I HAVE TO RESIT.
thinks he's white. bring that up in the next one.
tbh, im suprised you got such a low grade. unless you just copied down the notes in a random order that made no sense, it's a perfect example.
who are likely to vote democrat over republican
exhausted I'm a bit caught up in the 10 and counting reporting.
Even if his voice was telling me that nukes were dropping on every city in the civilised war, I'd probably be okay with it, thanks to his lovely, soothing tones.
when they realise Obama doesn't have any magical super powers, and isn't made of pixie dust, and is in fact merely a middle-of-the-road Democrat running on middle-of-the-road Democrat policies. And then as the mighty PR sheen and considerable charisma begin to wear off, and people begin to feel like they've been taken in, and a bit silly, then they try to make up for it by going to far the other way and being super-cynical and saying things like "Obama lied, people died" and so on.
Pretty much Blair all over again, then.
I've still got my fingers crossed by Obama, though, he's by far the least worst candidate for President.
should be put onto badges and handed out over the next few months to pull in the votes.
my point is that they are also at the mercy of a very fickle public, so there are inherent dangers in deliberately going for the "inspirational leader" thing.
What I think may be more significant with Obama is not so much the effect he might have on the American people, but rather the goodwill he could potentially generate abroad. Bush encourages people's comfortable anti-American prejudices because represents the absolute worst about America (white Texan gun-toting oil man).
But Obama projects an entirely different image, and hopefully it's one that will cause people outside America to stop and consider that America isn't the monolith they take it to be, and that constructive engagement is possible.
advantage. i live in the US and see the effect its having on people over here, which is mainly positive.
plus, i'm reading what you guys are writing from that side and its pretty cool.
You can obivously see what a difference this guy is going to make to the appearence of the US to other countries.
point. This is all fuel to the reasons that Clinton would have not have had the effect on the US/World as much as this guy will.