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French PM breaks protocol with Obama endorsement
French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault has broken with diplomatic protocol by openly expressing his hope that Barack Obama wins the upcoming US presidential election.
"If I was an American citizen I wouldn't hesitate to vote for Obama," he told a radio interviewer on Wednesday.
While it is hardly surprising that Ayrault, a Socialist, would support the Democrat candidate in a US election, prudence normally restricts politicians from making such remarks given the possibility they will end up having to deal with their Republican rivals.
Ayrault is not however the first French minister to offer public support for Obama in his neck-and-neck battle with Republican Mitt Romney.
On Tuesday, Bernard Cazeneuve, the European affairs minister, said: "As far as I'm concerned, I totally support it (Obama's re-election) and I would be astonished if the government had any other wish."
News Observer : North Carolina Excluded from lastest round of Obama ads
Increasingly biased as the actions appear, Stewart just effing destroys Romney's lack of integrity/flip-flipping/two-faced/say-anything-you-think-the-taregt-demograhpic-want-hear and general weasel-ness in last night's show. Oh, and the endless krazy klown kapades of Fox Gnus helps in the first set-up. of course..
"Captain, it's a viewpoint--not one of ours! We're under attack!"
"I see it, ensign! Engage amygdala! Transfer all power from frontal lobes!
Suspend critical thinking field! Go to course heading of reflexive response 101 at full bias!
Now!'Enter' at will!"
"It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so."
This is pretty awesome.
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Colin Powell endorses Obama again
Colin Powell, the secretary of State for President George W. Bush, endorsed President Obama for re-election on Thursday.
Powell also backed Obama four years ago against John McCain.
Speaking on CBS' This Morning, Powell said Republican candidate Mitt Romney appeared to shift positions during this week's foreign policy debate. "So I am not quite sure which Gov. Romney we would be getting with respect to foreign policy," he said.
Powell said the economy is improving and that Obama got the United States out of war in Iraq and is starting to get the United States out of Afghanistan. "I signed on for a long patrol with President Obama and I don't think this is the time to make such a sudden change," he said. I think we ought to keep on the track we are on."
Powell, who flirted with his own presidential bid in the 1990s, said he did not tell Obama or Romney in advance about his decision. "This is my decision by looking at this as a citizen," he said, adding that he speaks to Obama regularly.
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Obama hits an approval mark
In October the head-to-head polls are better predictors of the final vote than are approval ratings. Nevertheless, I've been keeping my eye on the approval scores, and Barack Obama hit a minor milestone today
In Gallupís latest sounding, Obamaís approval rating hit 53 percent. Thatís among all adults, not registered or likely voters.
I'm sure some people will dismiss the Powell endorsement. But I think it might raise quite a few eyebrows in the red states.
Birds are flying out of water
Underneath the sky
I run up to the rainbow girl
just to pass her by
I'll never have a change of heart
My swan will never sing
I have no heart the swan is gone
And now I wear the wings
Honestly, why would anyone think he would endorse Romney? Powell has nothing in common with today's Republican party, they left him. The only thing is, he's not being honest with himself and ending his affiliation with Republicans and become either Dem or Independent. Frankly, why boatloads of Republicans aren't leaving the party is beyond me.
But seriously, a good endorsement for Obama.
Nice to see some bi-partisanship.
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The Washington Post endorses Obama.
Washington Post endorsement: Four more years for President Obama
MUCH OF THE 2012 presidential campaign has dwelt on the past, but the key questions are who could better lead the country during the next four years ó and, most urgently, who is likelier to put the government on a sounder financial footing.
That second question will come rushing at the winner as soon as the votes are tallied. Absent any action, a series of tax hikes and spending cuts will take effect Jan. 1 that might well knock the country back into recession. This will be a moment of peril but also of opportunity. How the president-elect navigates it will go a long way toward determining the success of his presidency and the health of the nation.
President Barack Obama is better positioned to be that navigator than is his Republican challenger, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney.
We come to that judgment with eyes open to the disappointments of Mr. Obamaís first term.
From The Washington Post
Click here for the rest.The U.S. economy is recovering well
By Fareed Zakaria, Published: October 24
The International Monetary Fund’s latest World Economic Outlook makes for gloomy reading. Growth projections have been revised downward almost everywhere, especially in Europe and the big emerging markets such as China. And yet, when looking out over the next four years — the next presidential term — the IMF projects that the United States will be the strongest of the world’s rich economies. U.S. growth is forecast to average 3 percent, much stronger than that of Germany or France (1.2 percent) or even Canada (2.3 percent). Increasingly, the evidence suggests that the United States has come out of the financial crisis of 2008 in better shape than its peers — because of the actions of its government.
Perhaps the most important cause of America’s relative health is the Federal Reserve. Ben Bernanke understood the depths of the problem early and responded energetically and creatively. The clearest vindication of his actions has been that the European Central Bank, after charting the opposite course for three years with disastrous results, has adopted policies similar to the Fed’s — and averted a potential Lehman-like collapse in Europe. (Mitt Romney’s two most prominent academic advisers, Glenn Hubbard and Gregory Mankiw, seem to recognize this, but Romney apparently doesn’t. As recently as August the Republican presidential nominee repeated his criticisms of the Fed and promised to replace Bernanke at its helm.)
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