Stories Americas from August, 2008
The World Reacts to Sarah Palin's VP Nomination
Less than twelve hours after Democratic presidential nomination Barack Obama made waves with his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention, John McCain made tsunami with his selection of Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin as running mate. Palin was the youngest person ever, and the first woman to be elected to...
Live-Tweeting the DNC: Reactions to Barack Obama's Speech
Continuing our coverage of the Twittersphere's response to the Democratic National Convention, we move forward to reactions to Barack Obama's speech. Obama, who took the stage at 10:15 EST, started by thanking the audience profusely, for which he received some teasing from amiraalhussaini and nplaughlin. As the speech begins, African...
Live-Tweeting the DNC: Reactions Leading Up to Obama's Entrance
Perhaps even more so than blogging, Twitter has become a popular tool for getting messages to the public quickly. Users from around the globe have been tweeting about the elections for months now, and tonight, the global Twittersphere waits with bated breath for presidential hopeful Barack Obama to accept the...
Trinidad & Tobago: Hillary and the Divided Vote
Hillary Rodham Clinton has fully endorsed Barack Obama's candidacy and her cry of war no way, no how, no McCain has reverberated on and offline around the world. In the Caribbean, in Trinidad and Tobago, to be more specific, bloggers continue to discuss her support for Obama and the Democratic Party and question whether Hillary's supporters would jump ship and vote for Republican nominee John McCain.
Will Hillaryâ€™s supporters â€˜get over itâ€™?
Hillary Clinton's speech at the Democratic National Convention being held in Colorado, Denver, may have hit a home run. For the most part, bloggers pointed out that the first woman to seriously contend for the President of the United States was wholehearted in her plea for party unity. In what could be the biggest question of Election 2008, will Clintonâ€™s supporters heed her call and support Obama in November? Inquiring bloggers want to know.
Global: Looking inside the world of Michelle Obama
Before yesterday, hereâ€™s a list of things most of us knew about Michelle Obama. But on the first night of Democratic Convention, she spoke to a packed Pepsi Center and helped fill us in on her world and her thinking. One may ask: Why should we focus so much on a candidateâ€™s wife? The answer to that question, in some minds, is easy.
Daddy Yankee and McCain: The World is Speechless
The days of reggaeton fans singing â€œDa me mas gasolina!â€ has finally passed; now they are just speechless. Their silence came when Puerto Rican pop star Daddy Yankee announced his endorsement of McCain yesterday at a Phoenix high school.
Global: Live from the Democratic Convention
All eyes are fixed on the Democratic National Convention - and some of our international bloggers are actually in Denver, Colorado, blogging it live. Others are wishing they were there and turning to their television screens and the Internet, to cover it as the news comes in.
Global: Katrina Vote Matters
The hour when the one of the largest hurricanes ever to form and hit American shores are just a few short days away. And, citizens throughout the world have not forgotten this nor have they failed to let it shape their views of the two main U.S. presidential candidates.
Global: What does the Obama-Biden Ticket mean?
First, there was a lot of speculation. Then the world got its answer in 3am SMS text messages this morning. Barack Obama has selected Joe Biden, the Delaware Senator, as his running mate in the race to the White House. Here's a quick review of what bloggers from around the world have to say about the selection - and how it will impact their countries' relations with the US should the pair make it to the Oval Office.