With just over a week to go before America decides on the next occupant of the White House, it looks like Obama’s victory is in the bag. After the unmitigated disaster in Iraq and the financial crisis in full swing the country is ready for change.
It seems that Citizen McCain’s biggest mistake has been his choice of running mate. Palin, despite her obvious appeal to the ordinary worker and moose hunter is – it’s fair to say – not the sharpest tool in the box. What was little more than an attempt to win over disenfranchised Hillary Clinton supporters is backfiring on the Republicans.
Cue eerie, deathly silence punctuated by the swoosh of tumble weeds in the whistling wind and the distant clanging of a funeral bell…I’ll get my coat. Not even Joe the plumber would find that one funny. Still, better than your average Dylan Moran gag.
With the economic gloom engulfing the world like 1992 all over again, (when significantly a Democratic, with a first name beginning with B was elected to replace an outgoing president called Bush – deja-vu perhaps?) the presidential elections have taken something of a backseat on this side of the Atlantic.