Saturday, 11 October 2008

Democracy as a spectacle

I am quite a fan of US presidential elections. While they might be trashy, money-obsessed and personality-orientated, at least they get people involved. I'm watching this one closely, and have been greatly enjoying all the various commentary on the process, and the characters involved.

Here's a great flow chart on how Sarah Palin might approach debates. It might be a little mean but it seems scarily accurate! While the Rolling Stone rolls out this broadside against McCain. It makes Bush seem almost presidential by comparison with his potential replacement.

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Mr Doom and Gloom does not change his spots but this time goes political.

Quote from a Citi analyst: “The great leverage wind-up (20-30 years in the making) has become the accelerated leverage unwind (12-18 months and counting).”

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