· February, 2008

Stories Republican Party from February, 2008

Iraq: They are All the Same But ..

"Be it Obama, McCain, or Clinton, they are ALL the same for me. Be it a black man, a white woman, or a yellow transvestite, I don’t care. I honestly don’t cuz at the end of the day, none of them can fix what's broken," says Iraqi blogger Neurotic Iraqi Wife. Fellow blogger Raed Jarrar sees a silver lining and says a third party might generate some hope for a political revolution in the US. Read the rest of this post to see what Iraqis and Arabs are saying about the elections.

After Fidel, Cuban bloggers discuss US candidates

In the last few days, mostly due to Fidel Castro's announcement to step down from power, US presidential candidates have been commenting on the situation in Cuba and discussing their planned policies with Cuba. Elia varela Serra reviews Cuban blogs to bring us the latest developments.

Is Africa still Obama country?

Since my last post, candidate Barack Obama has won two states – a caucus in Hawaii and a primary in Wisconsin – and seemingly appears the candidate to beat for the Democratic nomination. Some African bloggers are not discounting the chances of Democrat Hillary Clinton from catching Obama, but others are beginning to discuss the possibility of November showdown of Obama versus McCain.

So, Barack Obama

He got me with “Dreams From My Father.” It was hard to believe the parts about Kenya were written by someone who’d not been brought up in Kenya. So authentic....

Too Young to Vote

Although Voices without Votes aims to cover the international perspective on the U.S. elections, non-citizens aren't the only ones without a vote. American youth, that is, those under the voting age of 18, are also voteless - but not voiceless! Here is a smattering of what American youth (and their parents) have to say about the primaries, the candidates, and the upcoming nominations.

Africa: Will Hillary ever be as popular as Bill Clinton?

Political campaigns – at least in the United States – take place in a bubble, sometimes far apart from reality. It’s not a completely fictitious world, this bubble. It looks...

Evangelicals have smaller… you know what

There seems to be plenty of critiques of this year’s presidential candidate websites. Here’s something I noticed for myself. While I was looking for Hillary’s and Obama’s speeches from last...

Arabisto.com: “The Arab-American Street”

Arabisto.com is a site that aims to share news and commentary on the Middle East with mainstream news readers. The site also features the opinions of a diverse group of...

Morocco: U.S. Elections Update

So far, Moroccan bloggers have been surprisingly mute on the subject of U.S. politics (save for the posts already mentioned on this site, of course). As Lounsbury of 'Aqoul put it last week, "there is but passing interest in MENA" [of U.S. politics]. Unfortunately but unsurprisingly, the interest in the blogoma (Moroccan blogosphere) comes from those who do have votes, namely Moroccans who are U.S. citizens and Americans who reside in Morocco. As they are currently the only representation of the blogoma, I will share what they're saying, with the hope that the rest of the blogoma reacts.

Iran: Transparency, Obama and Romney

The US elections is stirring the interest of Iran's bloggers, with bloggers comparing between the elections in America and Iran. Others are discussing the impact of the elections on the relations with their country in an election, they admit is hard to ignore, reports Hamid Tehrani.