Thursday, 7 February 2008

Super Tuesday

The results of Tuesdays primaries in the US show that the Republicans are already coalescing around a single candidate, while the Democrats cannot seem to be able to make up their minds. Not good.

Clinton is having a rough ride, which is pretty unfair to her. She has done all the homework, while Obama has blown in on a lot of hot air. But it works. He has his finger on the mood of the country, particularly young people. The theme of change seems to be gaining some footing, although it is as meaningless as when Joaquín Lavín used it in 1999. Change for the sake of change accomplishes nothing. Change is important when a) one actually wishes to change the current state of affairs, which clearly Americans desperately want; and b) there is a better alternative on offer.

What's Obama offering?

In the meantime, this is an entertaining way to keep track of what's going on.