Posts Tagged ‘mccain’

Key and McCain: underdogs rising

Written By: - Date published: 2:48 pm, August 19th, 2008 - 6 comments

The US presidential race in the States took a new direction with the McCain and Obama both appearing at a Forum on faith, held over the weekend, moderatorated by pastor and author Rick Warren. Commentators and opinion leaders are now disecting the event, offering their views. For example in the Washington Post Michael Gerson wrote: It is now […]

Petrol prices score political points

Written By: - Date published: 4:15 pm, May 6th, 2008 - 1 comment

It seems that NZers are not the only ones interested in petrol prices. From The Guardian: Barack Obama, facing increasingly close primary contests today in Indiana and North Carolina, fought off a populist push by Hillary Clinton to capitalise on American unease at rising petrol prices. The BBC has this on the unrelenting politics: To […]

will.i.am vs john.he.is

Written By: - Date published: 11:04 am, May 2nd, 2008 - 9 comments

So you’ve seen Obama’s Yes We Can music video; here’s the McCain response:

Mission Accomplished

Written By: - Date published: 11:54 am, May 1st, 2008 - 33 comments

Today is the fifth anniversary of Bush’s infamous “Mission Accomplished” speech in which he stated that “Major combat operations in Iraq have ended”. To mark the date Moveon.org have released the following ad, intended to remind the public that as McCain himself said, “no one has supported President Bush on Iraq more” than he has. […]

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