· September, 2008

Stories Western Europe from September, 2008

Global: The Candidates on the Economic Crisis

With pessimistic views abounding on the economy, the two presidential candidates are pressured to each provide their strategy for exiting the crisis. Lova Rakotomalala brings us reactions from French speaking blogs.

Fey as Palin: The World Reacts

Less than an hour after Sarah Palin's nomination was announced, the comparisons to Tina Fey started. The glasses, the hair, the highlights - Sarah Palin is indeed a dead ringer for Tina Fey, who rose to fame as a writer and comic on Saturday Night Live and left the show in 2006 to star in her own television sitcom, 30 Rock. Following Fey's epic performance last Saturday, some bloggers are dying to know when and if she'll return, while others just don't get the hype.

Global: Obama’s record-breaking fund raising effort

Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama broke yet another record – raising over $66 million in August with about 500,000 new donors. International bloggers react.

Global: Blogging about Todd Palin's Subpoena

Sarah Palin’s main man, Todd Palin, may be subpoenaed to speak about the firing of Alaska’s public safety commissioner, Walter Monegan. According to recent reports, Monegan believes his release was brought upon him because of his refusal to fire trooper Mike Wooten, Palin’s former brother-in-law. World bloggers used the weekend to soak in the news and write their thoughts.

Global Journalists Blog Reactions to Sarah Palin

The Washington Post‘s PostGlobal is an effort to bring global issues to the mainstream. Calling itself an “experiment in global, collaborative journalism” the site, moderated by David Ignatius and Fareed...

Global: Palin pushes McCain up the Gallup Poll ladder

It’s been a week since the Republican National Convention and statistics are showing the convention worked in Republican nominee John McCain’s favor. The Gallup Poll recently released scores showing that 48 per cent of registered voters would elect McCain over 45pc for Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama. For three of the world’s bloggers, the results didn’t come as a surprise after viewing both the Democratic and Republican Conventions.

Global: Early reviews on John McCain's acceptance speech

“Fight for what's right for our country. Fight for the ideals and character of a free people. Fight for our children's future. Fight for justice and opportunity for all. Stand up to defend our country from its enemies. Stand up for each other; for beautiful, blessed, bountiful America,” that’s how John McCain basically wrapped up his acceptance speech for the Republican Nomination to run for President of the United States. So, how did he do? Bloggers and Twitterers from around the world took their first cracks at the newly minted Republican candidate as he received his time in the limelight.

French Conservatives Rally for McCain

If there ever were any doubts that the US presidential election matchup has gone global, they were put to rest by the resurgence of websites and blogs calling for support for McCain. A recurrent theme among the "France for McCain" blogs is the need to counterbalance what they perceive as an unfounded, superficial "Obamadulation".