US Election Night; What to look out for…

It’s nearly election night. We are getting ready to see who will win between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. But, what should we be looking out for? When do the polls close? Being the public service that we are on Slugger, I have gone through all 50 states and converted the poll closings into British-Irish time. I have highlighted in yellow the key states and when their polls will be closing. It’s important at this juncture to point out to …

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Enter The Slugger Big American Election Prediction Competition!

Tomorrow is election day in the good old US of A. Who will win the epic battle of the septuagenarians? In the Red Corner, we have Donald John Trump, a man who triumphed over his upbringing in emotional poverty. In the Blue Corner, we have Joseph Robinette Biden Jr, a newcomer to the scene having been only in politics this last 50 years. This is your chance to predict the results of this historic clash and be in with a …

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“In America now only normal people can see the obvious. Everyone else is lost in a data-filled fog.”

Time to stop hyperventilating about the legitimate result of the US election and look at some interesting figures. I remember chatting with an American friend, about Hillary’s bid for the White House in 2008 and saying as an aside that if she didn’t get Hillary this time, she would have to put up with her in 2016. She said then that Hillary would never get to the White House. I’ll admit, even then I didn’t quite believe her such is …

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On the day after November 9th a titanic struggle within the GOP will begin…

It’s the first thing you notice. A physical manifestation of what you’ve come to understand on an intellectual level. When you walk into the Republican National Convention, as I did earlier this year, you’re met with a sea of faces. White faces. Like a statue of old in some great city, the GOP has stood stoically, unchanging in the face of rapid transformation unfolding around it. The demographic shifts in the United States have been profound, changing, in a very …

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Slugger’s US Panel: The difference between Liberals and Conservatives?

Last night’s #MainStreamMatters was just me and Mel Dubnick, with contributions from others throughout the session… On the debate, we reckon Obama was playing to a slight strength, Romney to a slight weakness. Kellyanne Dignan wrote in: Slight edge obama. He had the presidential moment he needed. Romney still in it though! No lethal mishaps. One fun rumor… Romney allegedly spent all his prep time on style over substance… I think he was overcoached… Too many hand gestures from both …

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…a rabble-rouser willing to throw bombs to score points …

Like it or not, after an election campaign that has regularly touched on the bizarre, whatever happens in US politics is global news. Special, one-sided, relationships and diasporas aside, the internal political health of the United States of America tends to impact on all of us. Yesterdays mid-terms produced the expected victories for the Republicans and the Tea Party, although by slightly less than the margins being claimed on post-ballot talk radio last night. Grander aspirations by the Grand Old Party to a 70-80 seat majority in the House …

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