“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
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 major problem with American politicians is that they not only think God is on their side, but have to say it publicly. That was my conclusion after watching the Iowa caucus results on Fox News and CNN (with frequent switches to the cricket to watch Ponting and Clarke score their centuries). Okay, it wasn’t … Continue reading Is God really on their side?
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