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Time to watch, and wait

Posted in News and that by Adam Westbrook on November 4, 2008

As Chris Doidge pointed out earlier today, there’s nothing else left to say on the US elections now.

It’s all been said, and doesn’t matter anyway as 136 million Americans queue for hours to have their say.

Charlie Beckett reckons 95% of the international media are pro-democrat and very pro-Obama (check out some front pages from Ghana’s leading newspapers with E.K. Bensah if you need proof).

Chris says the internet was the bigger winner this time round. My only addition to that is Obama was the big winner from the internet. Would he have been so successful with youtube, myspace and his cunning use of Web 2.0?

I interviewed an American student earlier, who used to work with Mitt Romney all those months ago (remember him?) She was a highly articulate Republican, but quietly resigned to the fact it won’t go her way tonight. “McCain was the wrong choice” she told me.

Last word to Channel 4 News’ Jon Snow in America:

“Listen, I have lived in America. I have reported on America for more than half my life. And I will share with you that this day feels exceptional – however it ends.”

Either way tonight, history will be made.


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  1. sfokc6125 said, on November 4, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    Everyone who reads this go and vote for John McCain . The black panthers have been intimidating any one from the polling locations saying dont bother to vote a blackman has already won. We need to stop this NOW. We need to complain to the Governor’s of every state . We need to call for the currant President to take control of this NOW. If we dont will pay the price with everything we have had to work hard for. They are committing crimes against the American Constitution. The Black Panthers are a Anti America Terrorist group Unless Obama withdraws from any votes where they have been doing this . He is part of this and is NOT FIT TO BE THE LEADER OF THIS COUNTRY. It is to be a fair and open vote. NOTE A STORMTROOPER FORCED ELECTION.

  2. Chris Doidge said, on November 5, 2008 at 1:00 am

    “there’s nothing else left to say on the US elections now” – I gave it a try, though!

  3. Manie Stmartin said, on September 17, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    George Clooney is really a very convincing actor and an wonderful individual on top of that. I enjoy every thing that he is involved in, from his position on gay rights along with other political views to his latest movie flick The American. Which was honestly a outstanding film, yet it might not be what most expected, it was still a incredible film.

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