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.


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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