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Am I the only one

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Keith Oates, 19 Jan 2008.

  1. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    that's already totally fed up with the USA election coverage on the news, and it's not at the end yet:angry:!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    I rarely watch the news or read newspapers. So it has barely registered with me other than I am aware something is going on.

    Sacha Baron Cohen v's Edmund Hillary wasn't it? Then Hillary died a few weeks ago and Tom Selleck has replaced him as a candidate.
     
  3. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    i have a time to the end of the bush presidency countdown timer widget in my dashboard
     
  4. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    Is it on? I saw something on Sky a few days ago but nothing since.
     
  5. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    The amount of coverage it gets over here really pisses me off and I'm the sort of bloke who does news avoidance as a rule.
     
  6. Pete

    Pete Guest

    Just you wait until later in the year! We're nowhere near started yet! Though I have read about one interesting detail which make this one a bit 'different'. It's apparently the first time since 1928, that neither the incumbent president, nor the vice-president, is standing as a candidate.
     
  7. hubgearfreak

    hubgearfreak Über Member


    no you're not.
     
  8. Danny

    Danny Legendary Member

    Location:
    York
    Probably not the only one, but I actually find it really interesting this year. It feels like American voters are actually being offered more of a choice than we are going to get in Britain, and it will be an historic first if a woman or black man gets elected as president.

    Of course it remains to be seen whether either of them would really take any sort of radical action on issues like Iraq, health care, or global warming.
     
  9. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    I'm loving it this yeasr for the same reasons as DannyG. I'm quite torn about who symbolically should win...a woman? (flippin about time) or a black man (ditto). But I guess the important stuff is their policies rather than the things they happen to be. I'm quite pro Hillary though...I think she's incredibly smart and would be a fantastic president!!

    Fascinating stuff.
     
  10. Lord of the Teapot

    Lord of the Teapot New Member

    Election news = Switch over (Or off!)
     
  11. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    I just check here from time to time to make sure you're all behaving yourselves. I have NO idea what is happening in the so-called 'real world', and I can think of nothing less interesting than the 'breaking news' coming from across the Atlantic!
     
  12. papercorn2000

    papercorn2000 Senior Member

    I loved the way that she (and Obama) spinelessly supported the invasion of Iraq. They really popped their heads above the parapet there!
     
  13. trustysteed

    trustysteed Guest

    i love it. it's so much more interesting than the british elections and believe me, i hate politics! winning the presidency of the united states actually means something compared to being the british prime minister.
     
  14. Danny

    Danny Legendary Member

    Location:
    York
    Obama actually opposed the invasion of Iraq - which as far as I am concerned is one of the main things he's got going for him.
     
  15. Danny

    Danny Legendary Member

    Location:
    York
    Of course you now have plenty of plenty of time on your hands to follow the contest in detail - but I guess your entitled to a few perks;)