Posts Tagged ‘US election

04
Nov
08

America votes!

Election day is finally here after the longest, most expensive and possibly most exciting presidential campaign in history. Barack Obama is ahead in the polls but whoever wins, the end of today will mark a change in politics that is relevant to the whole world. So wherever you are in the world we want to know what you’re doing on this historic day… Continue reading ‘America votes!’

31
Oct
08

Final Talking America debate

With just four days to go until voters finally decide on the next president, the BBC World Service is in Minneapolis. We’ll be hosting the third in our series of “Talking America” debates – an illustrious panel will discuss the challenges that face the next president. There’ll be a live audience here asking the questions, but what does the rest of the world think? There’s a big focus on the economy here, but what happened to the other big issues – Iraq? Immigration? Trade?   Post any questions here, and we’ll try to fit them in. Continue reading ‘Final Talking America debate’

06
Jun
08

Should Hillary be Obama’s VP?

So Hillary and Barack have been holding talks…..could it be they’re putting together a joint ticket? Would it be a dream ticket?  Or is Barack Obama better off without her? What do you think John McCain would like to happen?

29
May
08

Should Florida and Michigan count?

Big wigs within the US Democratic Party will meet this weekend to decide whether the votes cast in the Florida and Michigan primaries will count in the race to the party’s Presidential nominee.  Many see it as Hillary Clinton’s last throw of the dice….is she right to chase these votes…surely if you lived in Florida or Michigan you would want your vote to count…. or is it unfair given that neither candidate campaigned in either state and Barack Obama’s name wasn’t even on the ballot in Michigan.

25
Apr
08

Should politicians apologise when they get it wrong?

How often is it you hear a seemingly heart felt apology froma politician?  How about this one earlier this month from American Congressman Geoff Davis of Kentucky. Admittedly what he had prevsiously said was generally thought to be out of line. But it is pretty rare to get an apology from a politican. Should our politicians be ready to hold their hands up and say sorry a little more often?

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15
Apr
08

Is it soon time for Hillary to quit?

With less than a week to go until the Pennsylvania primary, should Hillary Clinton be thinking about throwing the towel in some time soon in her race for the US presidency? Even if she wins Pennsylvania, she’ll still be behind Barack Obama in terms of popular vote, number of states won and crucially delegates.
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