· March, 2008

Stories John McCain from March, 2008

Barack Obama is a liar and other campaign news from Africa

Why are some African bloggers calling Barack Obama a liar? And what do they have to say about the presidential hopeful's Race speech, campaign issues and foreign policy. John Liebhardt, who brings us other campaign news, looks into African blogs for reactions.

Iran: Obama's Change Rhetoric Similar to Iran's Politicians

Despite the fact that there have been no political relations between Iran and United States since 1980, Iranian bloggers continue to write about the US presidential elections. Akbar Chanani brings us some of the voices of bloggers writing in Farsi.

For African bloggers, the campaign has taken its toll

For African bloggers checking in on the Democratic race, long gone are the pithy remarks about Clinton and Obama and the hopeful interest in U.S. presidential politics. A certain new tone has entered into the fray: Perhaps it’s irritability or defiance. If I had to pick an adjective to tag these posts, I’d label them as “partisan.” You are either for us or against us; it’s as simple as that, writes John Liebhardt in this review of African blogs.

Filipino bloggers compare US and Philippines politics

Lauded as America’s democratic model in Asia, it is then of no surprise that the Philippines is keeping a close eye on the race to the White House. It may even be insightful to say that when it comes to politics, the Philippines – a former colony of the superpower - is just like the US. Even as politicians change, the system remains very much the same; the voting participation is quite the same; ideological views (and their marginalization) are the same; and the structure of government itself is the same.

China: We need a consistent and pro-trade US president

Trade and politics are inseparable. John Kennedy digs into the Chinese blogosphere to bring us the latest reactions to Obama's stance on the North America Free Trade Agreement, the US Primaries, and which candidate Chinese bloggers are rooting for and why.

Peru: Bloggers Provide Thoughts on U.S. Elections

The primary elections in the United States has aroused interest all over the world. Peruvian blogs are not foreign to that interest and are concerned with the subject in many ways, such as simple references, casual commenting, analysis of the situation or just by reproducing things that have appeared on the web. In this post, Juan Arellano sums up some of the original content he was able to find online.

From Africa, ‘Hillary Clinton's Victorious Come Back!’

Hillary Clinton's victorious comeback has sent shock waves through the African blogopshere. John Liebhardt reviews blogger reactions from Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa in this round up.