Paul Ryan: The deer hunter who would be president

“Once there were two brothers. One ran away to sea, the other was elected Vice-President, and nothing was ever heard of either of them again.” That witty quote came from Thomas R. Marshall, who just happened to be US Vice-President for two terms (1913-1921) under Woodrow Wilson. In his early years, he took to drink, … Continue reading Paul Ryan: The deer hunter who would be president

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

The US presidential hunt: a long and pheasant season

America’s quadrennial political merry-go-round has finally begun in earnest and the results of the opening skirmish in the US presidential nominating season – the Iowa caucuses -- will be announced next Wednesday morning Australian time. Since President Barack Obama has already launched his re-election campaign, the only race that really matters in the mid-western state … Continue reading The US presidential hunt: a long and pheasant season