Posts Tagged ‘ US election 2012 ’

Nov 6, 2012 : “Whither goest thou, America, in thy shiny car in the night?”

Nov 7th, 2012 | By | Category: In Brief

TORONTO, CANADA. NOVEMBER 7, 2012. 2 AM ET. I woke this morning to cp24 TV (well, strictly speaking, now it’s yesterday morning I guess). And I heard that nothing we think up here in the Canadian attic about the US election will make it through the bubble of the American consciousness. (Which is no doubt […]



Will Bloomberg’s climate-change endorsement be the straw that breaks the Romney campaign’s back?

Nov 1st, 2012 | By | Category: In Brief

Even with only five more days to go, it’s hard not to agree with Abigael Evans of Colorado, who is “tired of Bronco Bama and Mitt Romney.”  (And then, we read in the same coverage : “At the Al Smith dinner earlier this month, even President Barack Obama joked that ‘sometimes it feels like this […]



Maybe Barack Obama will have to settle for next PM of Canada (or is he just the Democrats’ new comeback kid)?

Oct 12th, 2012 | By | Category: In Brief

[UPDATED OCTOBER 14, 15]. People have been asking me, “do you still think President Barack Obama is the biggest thing that’s happened in American history in your lifetime (as I wrote back on September 9), now that the results of the first presidential debate are in?” I have just read my September 9 meanderings over […]



Why I think President Barack Obama is the biggest thing that’s happened in American history in my lifetime

Sep 9th, 2012 | By | Category: In Brief

You can’t deny that a lot of people these days are disappointed in US President Barack Obama — including some who really were enthused about him four years ago. I personally have friends, in both the United States and in Canada, where I live myself, who have told me they feel this way. It is […]



“The Old Man and the Seat” — Jon Stewart shows Democracy in America is not dead yet ..

Sep 2nd, 2012 | By | Category: In Brief

According to Greg Mitchell’s Pressing Issues report this past Friday, August 31, 3012 : “Jon Stewart’s opening segment on rare Friday night edition of ‘The Daily Show’ was single best shot at RNC [ie the Republican National Convention] on any cable or network show this week.  Yes, covered Clint — ‘The Old Man and the […]