Last week, as a Democrat Abroad, I admitted I was worried about the US presidential election after the Republican National Convention. (http://wp.me/p1Ytmx-7H) Mitt Romney and his running mate Paul Ryan had pushed all the right buttons, Ann Romney gave a good would-be First Lady speech, and they even had a Hollywood star as a guest … Continue reading Barack Obama: Take the long road with me
As a Democrat Abroad, I’m worried about the US presidential election. I still think Barack Obama will be re-elected president, but the Republicans have finally started running a smart campaign. The Republican National Convention in Tampa last week developed a strategy that might work. First of all, the Republican hierarchy proved that Mitt Romney was … Continue reading Clint Eastwood chairs the Republican convention
I’m having a severe case of déjà vu all over again. My original vu was Thursday, September 1, 2005, and the news about a hurricane called Katrina heading for New Orleans was all over the US bulletins coming in via satellite to Sydney that night. I was preparing the rundown for the Sunday Program on … Continue reading The Republicans may have built it, but will the voters come?