Obama krijgt waarschijnlijk zijn tweede termijn, maar met veel liefde zal het niet gaan. In plaats van de enthousiaste meute die in 2008 stond te popelen om de nieuwe belofte in het Witte Huis te krijgen, moet Obama vechten voor iedere stem. Daarna zal hij vier jaar lang in de loopgraven moeten doorbrengen om zijn hervormingen uit zijn eerste termijn veilig te stellen.
“Sisyfus Obama” verder lezen
Careful, wondering, happy, elated, satisfied, questioning, disappointed, confused, nervous, shocked, angry, furious. Never before has a US President created such a torrent of emotions among his (former) political supporters. But that is exactly what Obama has done. Since his inauguration, Obama has pushed away many of his closest allies in the electoral playing field. And so far, he isn’t showing his people how he intends to get them back into his fold.
“What’s the plan, Obama?” verder lezen
Obama’s signature reforms hang in the balance. To preserve them, re-election in 2012 is not merely an option: it is an obligation. If he wins re-election, he will gain the strongest possible ally in his quest to solidify his reforms, and thus his legacy: time.
“Only re-election can save Obama’s legacy” verder lezen
Nederland kent veel openheid. Juist daarom gebeurt hier zoveel in het geheim. Zoals het inzetten van militairen.
“COLUMN: Geheime inzet Nederlanders niets nieuws” verder lezen
Hillary Clinton should not become Obama’s
Secretary of State, but should remain in the Senate instead, working to preserve unity among Democrats.
“Hillary should remain a Senator” verder lezen
Republicans are astonished and, in some cases, sickened by the ‘lurch to the left’ that America made by voting for Barack Obama. To them, I say: don’t be silly.
“Lurch to the left? No. A correction? Yes.” verder lezen
Let there be no doubt that on November 4, 2008, America changed. Let there be no doubt that the long march, started a woman on a bus, finally reached the finish line.
“Don’t doubt the changed face of America” verder lezen
Yes, the pic to the left indeed shows a bed. I dream of crashing on it and sleeping for days, if not weeks. I’m SO tired of this US election campaign – and I’m very glad that it’ll be over in a little over 36 hours. That’s also the reason why the site hasn’t been updated as often as you were probably used to by now. Sorry for that, but I simply cannot stand the election coverage anymore. However…
“Had enough? I have” verder lezen
Barack Obama looks set to become the 44th president of the United States. With national and state polls being what they are, McCain can’t win. So it’s time to take a look at what an Obama presidency would be like — and more interestingly, whether such a presidency would truly be very different from Bill Clinton’s presidency. One thing Obama should watch out for, is not making the same mistakes Clinton made.
“Obama, the new Bill Clinton?” verder lezen