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Hurry up, Obama

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Today, the markets plummeted again. The Dow Jones Industrial Index lost 5,6 percent. By now it's down over 40 percent for the year.What about Barack Obama? Didn't ...

2012 is On

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While everybody is still tired of the presidential campaign of 2008, everybody is getting ready for 2012.Until the end of November, former Arkansas Governor Mike ...

Podcast zur Wahlnacht

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Die Schweizer Tageszeitung Blick hat mich in der Wahlnacht verpflichtet, zwei telefonische Einschätzungen abzugeben. Eine Produzentin von Blick.ch führte die Gespräche und verarbeite meine Berichte zu Podcasts. Sie ...

The Absence of 9/11

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President elect Barack Obama has an unmatched talent in talking about delicate issues without naming them verbatim. Throughout his successful bid for the White House he gave ...

“This is America’s Future”

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It's pure pleasure to watch the greatest American politician in modern history supporting Barack Obama at a rally in Florida. There is nobody who can frame complex issues as eloquently ...

Wall Street and Election Politics

Today, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama tried to link John McCain to the turmoil on Wall Street. His Republican rival McCain said that Obama close ties to Fannie ...

Boys Will Be Boys

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The Democrats are playing a dangerous game. They ignore the sentiments of two crucial demographics they need desperately if they want to beat John McCain in November ...

Until the Last Dog Dies

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Much has been said about Bill Clinton's apparently meager performance on the campaign stomp. The Daily New asked the questions whether Clinton lost his mojo ...

Apologize, Ms. Power

I demand an apology from Samantha Power. Not for calling Hillary Clinton "a monster", she already did that. I want her to apologize to me for endangering my ...

As Goes Ohio

As we have noted here weeks ago, Senator Barack Obama has a problem with the Electoral College. He keeps winning in the wrong states, while Hillary Clinton is ...

Striking

Just a quick thought: Is the writers strike delivering the Democratic presidential nomination to Senator Barack Obama? A simplistic explanation? Maybe. But just over a week ago Saturday Night Live ...

Liberal Sexism

Once the votes are counted in Ohio and Texas tomorrow night, we'll be looking back to probably the most sexist primaries in US election history. It's been amazing to watch ...

Live From New York

Should you have missed last night's Saturday Night Live, check out the opening sketch and Hillary Clinton's editorial response. It pretty much sums up the treatment of the ...

Bush’s Swiss Man for McCain

Republican presidential candidate John McCain has made a big catch. His new chief fundraiser is Mercer Reynolds, a financier from Ohio and former Ambassador to Switzerland. In ...

Florida and Ohio Matter

Barack Obama is on a roll. Last weekend the senator from Illinois won four primaries and caucuses. His Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton won none. But can he win Ohio and ...

Why Romney Quits

Mitt Romney is dropping from the race for the Republican nomination. “I feel I now have to stand aside for our party and our country”, he said today.What ...

Better Looks

If only designers had a say in the presidential election I'm sure Barack Obama would occupy the White House for the next eight years. Whatever his team puts out into ...

Hillbillys Vote Obama

While the focus in the Democratic race lays on the delegate count, the geographic distribution of last night's wins by Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama caught my eye.So ...

Kennedy Who?

Last week it was all Camelot all the time. The Barack Obama endorsement by Senator Edward Kennedy and Caroline Kennedy drove the media and some candidates into overdrive. ...

Electability

Is Barack Obama the Ralph Nader of 2008? Will his run deliver the White House to the Republicans? So far the Senator from Illinois has been able to win in ...

Jack’s Back

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What if Jack Nicholson endorses your presidential run the day before Super Tuesday? You accept it and hope it won't hurt your prospects. You record his voice, add an image ...

Schadenfreude

Rudolph Giuliani gave us 41 shots, Disney on Times Square, Bernard Kerik and a couple of juicy divorces. He stopped the mob and tried to stop ...

Kennedy Contest

The Kennedy's are endorsing presidential candidates left and right. Last night Caroline Kennedy expressed her support for Senator Barack Obama in the New York Times by calling him a "...

Signs ‘O’ the Times

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All week I've been hanging out with supporters of presidential candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton for a story on grassroots campaigning. Here is a collection of signs ...

Funny Fish

New York Times columnist Clyde Haberman is one of the keener observers of our times. His column is mostly very funny, truly informative and not to be ...

Mitt’s Macaca

In 2006 George Allen lost his seat in the US Senate after calling an American of Indian descent "macaca". The racial slur was caught on video and seen on ...

No Reagan Nostalgia

Inflation shoots up, the Dow falls, and the United States seems to be sliding into recession. What is Senator Barack Obama doing? In an interview with a Nevada newspaper he ...

Ari’s Delusion

After his win in Michigan Mitt Romney said he wants to bring back «the America of Ronald Reagan and George Herbert Walker Bush». Actually, he mentioned the elder Bush several ...

Clinton Tactics

Bill and Hillary Clinton are known for doing everything to get elected. They seldom shy away from fear mongering. Right now they're running the risk of costing the Democrats the ...