Obama’s sister: My big brother is a class act

“You can kid the world, but not your sister.” That’s a quote from the famous Canadian writer, Charlotte Gray, and it can easily apply to the maternal half-sister of President Barack Obama, Maya Soetoro-Ng. So the president may not be able to kid her, but fortunately they are very close, and they are both really … Continue reading Obama’s sister: My big brother is a class act

The delegates go wild over Michelle Obama

In the first day wives' battle of the US national party conventions, victory went to the First Lady, Michelle Obama, whose charisma and class topped the Republican challenger, Ann Romney, by a margin fashioned from four years of White House experience and a lifetime of honesty. Like Ann Romney, Michelle Obama gave a speech that was both … Continue reading The delegates go wild over Michelle Obama

Clint Eastwood chairs the Republican convention

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

Mitt sets the scene for another Super Tuesday

It was Super Tuesday in America yesterday, and Mitt Romney was the winner. Wait a minute, you say, it’s not Super Tuesday until next week when ten States hold their primaries and caucuses in the Republican presidential race to choose a nominee to take on Barack Obama in November. Yes, but that’s a different Super … Continue reading Mitt sets the scene for another Super Tuesday