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November 5, 2008

The view from the Pacific (and its environs)

As the first results come in, what are people living in Oceania and Asia thinking about the election? John Liebhardt brings us the latest reactions from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and the Philippines.

November 4, 2008

Change Overnight?

Aggregated from: back from the world

Americans are now voting for their new president. Every poll I can get so far project Obama is going to win this election. I watched a special report on local TV, in which one expert clearly states, “If I am going to bet with my own money, I put it on Obama.” Most experts point out, thou...

The Case For Obama

Aggregated from: Al Miraat/The Moroccan Mirror

From an Arab perspective, foreign policy is paramount as far as the next American president's intentions are concerned. Of course there is the ambivalent approach on Iran, the position on Israel (read this too), the condescending interventionist stance on Pakistan and all the rest of it. But let's f...

African Bloggers Offer Solidarity to Obama

As Americans line up to vote-in their 44th President, African bloggers write in solidarity and offer near unanimous support for an Obama Administration. So what are people saying? Ari Herzog brings us the scoop from Africa and around the globe.

The final count down

Aggregated from: Big World Learner

Just a few hours are left before the name of the new president of the world United States is announced. I might be lucky to be in the US during such a decisive moment of it history, although I know that I am unable to see the complete image, being a current resident of Michigan, a state known for it...

US Elections are vastly overrated

Aggregated from: Ibn Kafka's Obiter Dicta

Well, not as such, of course: I strongly believe in elections, and have always voted when it was physically possible for me to do so. But I’m not American, and couldn’t be bothered about whether the Supreme Court would have a more conservative outlook under Mc Cain or whether Obama wou...

America Votes

Aggregated from: Daniel Sturgis: the Struggling Travel Writer

As a world traveller who has lived overseas during the majority of George Bush's presidency, I like to think I have a unique perspective. I've seen how other countries, particularly in Africa and the Middle East, think of America. If people around the world were going to vote for the American pre...

The Caribbean Hopes for History to be Made

There is no doubt about it, the 2008 US Presidential election has captured the attention of the world. Whatever the reasons for the unprecedented global interest, there is one common denominator - the rest of the world will continue to be affected by US policies - so in a sense, this is their election as much as it is America's. And in one little corner of the world, at America's back door, Caribbean bloggers have been monitoring developments and waiting for this day...

Illegal Alien or Not, the World Reacts to Obama's Auntie Zeituni

Unless you've been living under a rock, you probably know by now that Barack Obama's paternal aunt, Zeituni Onyango, 56, who was affectionately described as "Auntie Zeituni" in his memoir, "Dreams from My Father," is a Kenyan immigrant living in Boston public housing. She is also living there illegally, which complicates issues considering she contributed $260 to her nephew's presidential campaign. Bloggers from around the world react.

November 3, 2008

reason 598, 599, 600, etc. NOT to vote for Obama

Aggregated from: body on the line

...or McCain for that matter. But given the tendency for formerly progressive or radical people to support Obama here are more reasons to vote for Ralph Nader or Cynthia McKinney. I have not been keeping track exactly, but over the course of the last year there are numerous examples I’ve give...