James Anderson writes from Washington: Has hurricane Sandy won the White House for President Barack Obama?
That is what supposedly serious commentators with fancy comb-overs and stern faces are asking these days, as if it’s not clear that Mr Obama will win next Tuesday.
No one wanted to inherit a country that is going through one of its severest crises ever. So Romney, who had no chance of winning, was allowed to have a bit of fun and spend some serious money of his own on his campaign.
No one could have ever imagined that Mr Obama would actually manage to get overshadowed by a man with not a hope in the world of winning the presidential race.
The funniest thing of all last week was, of course, the endorsement that President Obama had received from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who figured that Republicans had no desire to win the White House when pretty much everyone else had already done this. Sharp Mike, as Mr Bloomberg is known among some of his loyal supporters, failed to see the irony of his late endorsement. Still, better late than never, as they say. Chinese communists must be thanking their lucky stars that their friend Barack is on his way back.
America is a very strange sort of democracy where presidential election campaigns are now worth billions and yet the old notion is still in place about every single person in the US having an equal chance to become president. Considering that Romney’s god lives on a planet in the Kolob galaxy he might help his favourite son to pull off a spectacular coup. A post made earlier today over on Stirring Trouble Internationally – A humorous take on news and current affairs.