Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Obama is elected president

The election of Barack Obama as president is a remarkable and inspirational event. Having backed him from the start, my faith in him was vindicated and his election has ushered in a new era in Amercian politics. It also shows how much America has changed over the last forty years since the civil rights movement and it's willingness to embace Barack shows that as country it has come together.

This has been a hard fought election between Republicans and Democrats with many twists and turns along the way but eventually Barack came out on top. The crucial turning point was the financial problems in September which had a huge impact on the polls and in turning a narrow Obama lead into a substantial lead. John McCain fought a good fight to the end, but it was clear that he did not have the vision to move the country forward or to bring people together. His choice as Sarah Palin as his running mate was a disaster.

Now is opportunity for Barack to turn words into action, expectations are high but I believe that he has the necessary skills to bring about change America.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Lewis Hamilton

It really was edge of the seat stuff yesterday, first it looked like Massa had clinched it then sensationally Hamilton won it at the final bend. It was great to watch and my congratulations goes to Lewis Hamilton on winning what will hopefully be the first of many world championships.

One day to go

The long road to the US election is finally at an end, and what an exciting campaign it has been. In the States the election has seen record early voting, with the Obama base extremely energised and voting in numbers never seen before. All the polls are in his favour, and looks like it may be a landslide, personally my prediction is that he'll be elected President and win the electoral college with over 350 votes. I also think he'll sweep the swing states, Virgina(first time since 64), Ohio, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, North Carolina and may even have some surprise wins in states like Georgia and even Arizona(McCain's home turf). Mc Cain is on the defensive, and the maths are also strongly against him given the latest state polls.

Still elections can be strange beasts, and nothing can be guaranteed but given the polls and 111 successive polls showing Barack in the lead, surely McCain is not get going to pull this one off and it's why I think Barack will be the 44th President. Good luck Barack, you'll make a great President and tomorrow will surely be a momentous day for the world.