Stories Egypt from September, 2008
With a little over two hours to go before the two US presidential candidates flex their muscles at their first televised debate, bloggers from around the world are busy registering their impressions on the candidates. Here's a reflection on Republican nominee John McCain. Is McCain totally 'out of control' or is he portraying 'cynical, dirty and politics at its best'?
US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice arrived in Libya, where she met with Libyan leader Muammar Al Gaddafi, who was once described by President Ronald Reagan as "the man dog in the Middle East." The visit, the first by a US Secretary of State in more than 50 years, was welcomed by one blogger, but raised questions among others.
Love her or hate her, international bloggers say Alaska Governor Sarah Palin brought the house down when she addressed the Republican National Convention, in Saint Paul, Minneapolis. Some even see her as a president one day. Following is a mixed bag of reactions from all four corners of the globe.
What has changed in the US election scene since 2000? John Liebhardt takes us on a personal journey - and points out how there is very little interest in the Republican convention today. When international bloggers talk about Republicans today - what is it that really stands out? Following are reactions from Jordan, Israel, Egypt and South Africa.
Arab bloggers writing about the US elections have been courting Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama with caution. While some feel that he will never make it to the White House, others are hoping that he will do just that - to allow the US to save its international reputation.