Gore's beard and Obama's poetry
Huge apologies to all those who have had trouble posting - we will try to sort it out.
Chris the Tory you are not alone of course - in fact, I ought to remember my own posts because you remind me that people like you were the subject not long ago. And Joe Ware - please, No! Too yesterday to be cool. Too last year in fact. And liable to grow a beard. And never ran anything except the Vice President's office. Etc, etc. Bet the endorsement will come though in order to keep him seen at the right Hollywood parties.
This meanwhile has some wonderful Clinton camp detail.
Lisa, you may well be right about Obama and the point about thoughtful versus uncertain: this is the kind of thing that hearing a debate (as I did) rather than watching tends to accentuate - hesitation does not work on radio.
Dr Aliu is one of several people who think they have detected an anti-Obama bias in this blog: I have searched my conscience and found none - honest! This is a good case for him - and for his poetry in the Times of London no less (sorry it's a few days old - I missed it).
By the way the issue of how to make a political speech is a live one back in my homeland - where parliamentary life generally makes oratory rather finer than it has been in recent years in the US. I agree with this piece by one of the UK's foremost bloggers about the autocue (the glass one that you are not meant to be able to see) which I think damages John McCain, who looks a bit glassy-eyed sometimes when he stares out at the crowd. Does Obama even use one? Or Hillary? Are US politicians in fact showing the way to go here...