A blog by Luke Akehurst about politics, elections, and the Labour Party - With subtitles for the Hard of Left. Just for the record: all the views expressed here are entirely personal and do not necessarily represent the positions of any organisations I am a member of.

Friday, August 29, 2008

That speech

No, not that one - I tried to stay awake but gave in and went to bed when the warm-up act for him praised his opposition to the Iraq War - sorry Barack, still don't agree with you on that one.

But this guy the night before was as usual stellar, and a good argument against term limits - a shame he can't run again.


Blogger Ravi Gopaul said...

Good speech yes. Should he run again if allowed? No.

9:37 am, August 29, 2008

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It occurred to me that the way to get clinton re-elected was to stand him as someone's Veep and then have the POTUS resign on day one of office :)

11:26 am, August 29, 2008

Anonymous Anonymous said...

as a PUMA, I'm esp loving mcCains VP pick.


12:22 am, August 30, 2008

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah Well, at the risk of this post being deleted as sexist/racist at least we should know the answer to the unanswered question.

Will the US of A elect a Black or a Woman first !

Personally I hope its Obama, if for no other reason than the Republican choice seems to have a similar record to Sue Press, even if it is from the opposite side of the table.


12:13 am, August 31, 2008

Anonymous Rich said...

I think Obama is in the right direction in relation to oil and changing Americas dependency on it. However, if you listened to his speech to the Jewish lobby group then you will know that Obama is probably going to be a bigger war monger than McCain if pushed in that direction.

Please remember that McCain was a prisoner of war and knows the true cost of war. A good comparison is how the young Blair reacted to the second Gulf conflict.

When it comes to the international scene both McCain and Obama both appear to be bullies rather than negotiators. Both think they still run THE most powerful superpower and not ONE of the most powerful superpowers. America has to learn to negotiate rather then demand.

I think when you compare all candidates Hilary would have been the better one. She appeared to have more solid policies than both but unfortunately it wasn't to be. Now America has a choice either vote for Obama who will hopefully won't sanction more oil exploration and teach America how to use less or McCain who clearly wants to destroy the planet.

Once we stop worrying about who's got access to the larger oil fields then I think we'll have a lot less wars. So as long as Obama keeps to his promise he may never have to make big military decisions.

I think parts America will find it hard to vote for a Black man, but either they vote for change or they face a very uncertain turbulent future. My feeling is that America will vote for the democrats this time.

I also think we shouldn't worry about who's running America at all and concern ourselves with what's happening closer to home.

10:17 am, August 31, 2008

Blogger Ravi Gopaul said...

Rich, Obama and Hillary had almost similar platforms.

Obama is not perfect (he no Chomsky or Kursinich) but when you compare McCain and Obama, the latter is better than the former.

2:06 pm, September 02, 2008

Blogger Ravi Gopaul said...

Gareth said,

"Personally I hope its Obama, if for no other reason than the Republican choice seems to have a similar record to Sue Press, even if it is from the opposite side of the table."

Gareth, every time you contribute I hope you can deliver some insight, and yet again you come crashing down. Never mind keep sipping the cocoa.....

4:09 pm, September 02, 2008


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