Posts Tagged: elections

Yank in Ulster reacts to Sarah Palin

A friend made a posting on his blog about the selection by John McCain of Sarah Palin as his Vice Presidential running mate (“American reacts to (Irish) Sarah Palin”). I made the following reply: I do not agree with Jack

Yank in Ulster reacts to Sarah Palin

A friend made a posting on his blog about the selection by John McCain of Sarah Palin as his Vice Presidential running mate (“American reacts to (Irish) Sarah Palin”). I made the following reply: I do not agree with Jack

Obama on Good Friday Agreement

Presidential candidate, Barack Obama, issued a statement on the 10th Anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement. Nothing objectionable about it, but not as committed as Hillary Clinton’s, who’s pledged to appoint a US special envoyif elected. (As an aside, disappointed

Obama on Good Friday Agreement

Presidential candidate, Barack Obama, issued a statement on the 10th Anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement. Nothing objectionable about it, but not as committed as Hillary Clinton’s, who’s pledged to appoint a US special envoyif elected. (As an aside, disappointed

Obama’s young backers twist parents’ arms (New York Times)

Great article in today’s New York Times: “Obama’s young backers twist parents’ arms“.I’m still working on my mom, who was offended by Barack’s comparison ofhis wife with Jacqueline Kennedy. Both mom and dad (and everyone else Italk to) agree Hillary

Obama’s young backers twist parents’ arms (New York Times)

Great article in today’s New York Times: “Obama’s young backers twist parents’ arms“.I’m still working on my mom, who was offended by Barack’s comparison ofhis wife with Jacqueline Kennedy. Both mom and dad (and everyone else Italk to) agree Hillary

Dinner with Barack

Instead of the usual $1,000 a plate fundraising dinner, Barack Obama is offering an intimate dinner for 6, where the guests are drawn from those small-time donors (like me!) who contribute to his campaign. He explains in a video: Knowing

Dinner with Barack

Instead of the usual $1,000 a plate fundraising dinner, Barack Obama is offering an intimate dinner for 6, where the guests are drawn from those small-time donors (like me!) who contribute to his campaign. He explains in a video: Knowing

Hillary’s ‘3am ad’ girl doesn’t approve

Remember the recent advert from the Hillary Clinton campaign, which featured a girl sleeping bed and the phone in the Oval Office rings at 3am (implying one would trust President Clinton over President Obama)? Well, guess what, the girl modelled

Hillary’s ‘3am ad’ girl doesn’t approve

Remember the recent advert from the Hillary Clinton campaign, which featured a girl sleeping bed and the phone in the Oval Office rings at 3am (implying one would trust President Clinton over President Obama)? Well, guess what, the girl modelled

The Machinery of Hope (Rolling Stones)

Just before boarding my flight back from Newark to Belfast, I foundthe edition of Rolling Stone that featured Barack Obama on the cover.There were a few opined short pieces, but what I found much moreinteresting was the exclusive, insider’s look

The Machinery of Hope (Rolling Stones)

Just before boarding my flight back from Newark to Belfast, I foundthe edition of Rolling Stone that featured Barack Obama on the cover.There were a few opined short pieces, but what I found much moreinteresting was the exclusive, insider’s look

Casted my Ohio absentee ballot

Thankfully the Fulton County Board of Electors efficiently processed myvery recent request for an absentee ballot, which I have just castedand posted back. This was the first primary election I have everparticipated in, which reflects my hitherto

Casted my Ohio absentee ballot

Thankfully the Fulton County Board of Electors efficiently processed myvery recent request for an absentee ballot, which I have just castedand posted back. This was the first primary election I have everparticipated in, which reflects my hitherto

BBC Seven Days 20080210

http://mrulster.podomatic.com/swf/joeplayer_v18b.swf I was part of a panel on the weekly BBC Radio Ulster programme, Seven Days. Host was Wendy Austin, and panelists were Baronness May Blood, Sara McCaffrey (Deputy President, Queen’s University Students’ Union), Alex Kane and myself. Above podcast

BBC Seven Days 20080210

http://mrulster.podomatic.com/swf/joeplayer_v18b.swf I was part of a panel on the weekly BBC Radio Ulster programme, Seven Days. Host was Wendy Austin, and panelists were Baronness May Blood, Sara McCaffrey (Deputy President, Queen’s University Students’ Union), Alex Kane and myself. Above podcast

BBC Seven Days 20080210

http://mrulster.podomatic.com/swf/joeplayer_v18b.swf I was part of a panel on the weekly BBC Radio Ulster programme, Seven Days. Host was Wendy Austin, and panelists were Baronness May Blood, Sara McCaffrey (Deputy President, Queen’s University Students’ Union), Alex Kane and myself. Above podcast

BBC Seven Days 20080210

http://mrulster.podomatic.com/swf/joeplayer_v18b.swf I was part of a panel on the weekly BBC Radio Ulster programme, Seven Days. Host was Wendy Austin, and panelists were Baronness May Blood, Sara McCaffrey (Deputy President, Queen’s University Students’ Union), Alex Kane and myself. Above podcast

Seven Days 20080210 USA Presidential campaign

http://mrulster.podomatic.com/swf/joeplayer_v16.swf I was part of a panel on the weekly BBC Radio Ulster programme, Seven Days. Host was Wendy Austin, and panelists were Baronness May Blood, Sara McCaffrey (Deputy President, Queen’s University Students’ Union), Alex Kane and myself. This ia

Seven Days 20080210 USA Presidential campaign

http://mrulster.podomatic.com/swf/joeplayer_v16.swf I was part of a panel on the weekly BBC Radio Ulster programme, Seven Days. Host was Wendy Austin, and panelists were Baronness May Blood, Sara McCaffrey (Deputy President, Queen’s University Students’ Union), Alex Kane and myself. This ia

And onto Ohio

Now the US Presidential race really gets interesting. Yes, Obama wonmore states and Hillary won more delegates, but I am disappointed thatObama didn’t win a big-ticket state such as New Jersey. The campaignnow moves onto Texas, and Ohio my homestate.

And onto Ohio

Now the US Presidential race really gets interesting. Yes, Obama wonmore states and Hillary won more delegates, but I am disappointed thatObama didn’t win a big-ticket state such as New Jersey. The campaignnow moves onto Texas, and Ohio my homestate.

Hillary get shredded!

In an apparent response to the amazing Yes We Can promotional video for Barack Obama, the clever kids for Hillary Clinton came up with the following piece of wonder. Just like her entire campaign, it feels a little to contrived,

Hillary get shredded!

In an apparent response to the amazing Yes We Can promotional video for Barack Obama, the clever kids for Hillary Clinton came up with the following piece of wonder. Just like her entire campaign, it feels a little to contrived,

Yes We Can song

Every now and then you witness an event, a movement, a force that makes you feel privileged to be alive for. This video is such a moment.

Yes We Can song

Every now and then you witness an event, a movement, a force that makes you feel privileged to be alive for. This video is such a moment.

My first political donation

I’ve always been reluctant to make any financial contribution to anAmerican election campaign, mainly because the result always appearedto be pre-determined, usually with major donations. The current USPresidential campaign, as we head into ‘Super-Dooper Tuesday’ on 5February, will see many

My first political donation

I’ve always been reluctant to make any financial contribution to anAmerican election campaign, mainly because the result always appearedto be pre-determined, usually with major donations. The current USPresidential campaign, as we head into ‘Super-Dooper Tuesday’ on 5February, will see many

Promoting Obama on BBC GMU

BBC radio programme Good Morning Ulster had me on this morning(17/1/2008, c. 80 min. into programme), for a brief and friendlyinterview on my support for Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. Isaid that I believed it would go to the wire, that

Promoting Obama on BBC GMU

BBC radio programme Good Morning Ulster had me on this morning(17/1/2008, c. 80 min. into programme), for a brief and friendlyinterview on my support for Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. Isaid that I believed it would go to the wire, that

Hillary Clinton needs better advice than Blumenthal

I watched an interesting and insightful episode of RTE: Prime Timetonight. On show were Sidney Blumenthal, strategist for HillaryClinton, and Frank Luntz, communications specialist, both discussingthe candidates’ prospects tonight and beyond. Blumenthal all but conceded NH to Obama (be mindful

Hillary Clinton needs better advice than Blumenthal

I watched an interesting and insightful episode of RTE: Prime Timetonight. On show were Sidney Blumenthal, strategist for HillaryClinton, and Frank Luntz, communications specialist, both discussingthe candidates’ prospects tonight and beyond. Blumenthal all but conceded NH to Obama (be mindful