Hi there. You’re beating a path to the Daily Email in great numbers at the moment. Jumah in Kenya, Andre in Maine in the States, Jeremiah in Blantyre in Malawi, Robert in Uganda, Abdi in Somalia and Craig in Japan – welcome to all of you.
Even if you don’t believe the hype, it’s difficult to conclude that today’s vote in New Hampshire is anything other than critical to the future of America. We won’t have a winner by the end of the day, but we could have some losers. And whoever comes out smiling, they are sure to be promising change…
Apart their own names, few words can be coming out of the mouths of the Presidential hopefuls in New Hampshire more than the c-word. Barack Obama even has it written on placards which his supporters wave while he speaks.
All the candidates tell us Americans want change, and that the change they bring will change the world (you see I can’t stop using it now), but what exactly do Americans and the rest of the world want? How should the new President be different from the current one? And I’m after specifics here – so by all means express support or frustration with George Bush, but after that I’d like to hear what policies and leadership you want to follow him.
JUSTIN WEBB’S BLOG
Justin is our North America editor and is in the thick of it in New Hampshire. Reading it has become part of my routine when I get into the office.
Chloe Tilley is a host at the BBC’s domestic news and sport network Five Live and she’s going to be your host tomorrow. She’s new to the show (though you may have heard her reading emails a couple of times before Christmas) so please make her feel at home. I’m back on Thursday.