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Obama and McCain in a Pocket Handkerchief

August 2, 2008 // Le Figaro - France - French

Reducing Obama's advantage (47%) over McCain (44%) among registered voters, the latest USA Today-Galllup poll provoked neither anxiety among Democrats nor joy among Republicans. The campaign directors know that American public opinion is particularly volatile, that 50% of voters state that they have not yet made up [Read more]

Obama vs. McCain: an Online Duel

August 1, 2008 // Le Journal du Dimanche - France - French

The Obama and McCain duel is also spreading online. The candidates use this very reactive and fast medium to gather their fans, destructively criticize each other and to a lesser extent collect funds

George Bush's Conversion

July 31, 2008 // Le Monde - France - French

George Bush’s Neoconservative friends are furious. Their champion seems to have allowed himself to be converted to diplomatic realism.

Obama to Europeans: Help Us

July 29, 2008 // Le Monde - France - French

The staging of Barack Obama’s unique public speech during his European tour could not have been more successful. When the Democratic candidate for the White House approached his podium to address an enthusiastic crowd of 200,000 people assembled in the Tiergarten Park in Berlin, on Thursday July 24, the rays of the [Read more]

Obama and Europe

July 27, 2008 // Le Monde - France - French

While Europe may know Barack Obama well, the opposite is not true. The U.S. Democratic presidential candidate, who on Thursday, 24 July, embarks on a short European tour - Berlin, Paris and London-–indicated at the end of 2007 the had only made one visit to London, on the way to Russia. He is regularly reproached for [Read more]

McCain/Romney Ticket Logical

July 26, 2008 // Le Figaro - France - French

INTERVIEW – Vice-presidency, Supreme Court, economy, foreign policy… With just over a hundred days left until the election, Vincent Michelot, specialist in American institutions and political life, decrypts John McCain’s strategy in the face of the conservative electorate. JC: What kind of conservative is John [Read more]

Internationalist Obama: It's Payback Time!

July 25, 2008 // Le Figaro - France - French

Now that Barack Obama embarked upon a round of visits in the Middle East and in Europe, the international community is eager to find out in what new directions will the democratic candidate, if elected in November, steer American foreign politics. His program contains good news for U.S. allies, as well as for certain [Read more]

Obama sees Himself as a "Devoted Partner" of Israel.

July 25, 2008 // Le Figaro - France - French

The Democratic presidential candidate tried in Jerusalem to win the hearts of the American Jewish electorate. The purpose of Barack Obama's visit to Israel on Wednesday was not simply to display his qualities an internationally-savvy statesman; it also strongly pertained to American domestic politics. [Read more]

Who Would Be the Best U.S. Commander in Chief?

July 21, 2008 // l'Express - France - French

Obama: Rapidly “refocusing” on Afghanistan In a long speech program entitled, “A new strategy for a new world,” Democratic candidate Barack Obama promised in Washington, DC, to finish the war in Iraq “responsibly.” The war in Iraq “weighs on our security, our standing in the world, our military, our [Read more]
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