Tuesday, 5 February 2008

Super Tuesday

The European media keeps reminding us that all the candidates in running for the Democratic nomination are right / centre compared to what we would consider 'left'. It’s true. There are gaping policy flaws in all the platforms, and some of the things I am fundamentally opposed to about the governance of the States are unlikely to change whether a Democrat or Republican is in the White House. However I find my self a little swept up by the idealism, energy, and passion Barack Obama is inspiring among a disillusioned people. It’s a good place to be in when there is finally a race on the 'left', and it’s between a woman and a black man.

So my American friends - go vote this Super Tuesday, and in the series of elections of come. Every one of your votes counts for a hundred people around the world deeply affected by American policy.

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