[LINK] Best commentary on Obama's race I've seen so far

Scott Howard scott at doc.net.au
Sun Nov 9 12:52:51 AEDT 2008

On Sat, Nov 8, 2008 at 3:48 PM, Bernard Robertson-Dunn
<brd at iimetro.com.au>wrote:

> Working from the assumption that governments get thrown out, not
> oppositions voted in....
> Howard got in because Australian voters rejected Keating,
> Rudd got in because Australian voters rejected  Howard,
> Obama got in because American voters rejected the Republicans....

So what have the first two points got to do with the third?  Obama didn't
get in because voters rejected Bush - if they had then the percentages
towards Obama would have been even higher.  Bush actually played a very
small part in the decision, due to the completely different model in the US
than in Australia.

I don't think the USA deliberately chose an African American president,

The democrats defintiely chose an African American president!  Remember,
it's the people that elect who will run for the president role, not the
party.  Remember a little battle with Hillary that finished not that long

although that is the spin now being put on it, even by Bush and the
> Republicans. It's easier on the ego than accepting that the country
> rejected the Republican party.

Personally I think the country rejected a 72 year old with a fruitcake
sidekick far more than they rejected the Republican party.


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