Since she has become the center of attacks and controversies, Michelle Obama, the Democratic candidate’s wife, has worked hard with the campaign team to modify her image. The first step, her noted appearance on the popular television show “The View,” on Wednesday, June 18.
The Democratic first lady’s [Read more]
They are not overly impressed by Barack Obama's victory in the democratic primaries. They are charmed, greeting the extraordinary historic moment happily. “That can repair the deaths caused by slavery and the wrongs done in Iraq,” hopes Charles Chamberlain, of the movement Democracy for America. But they have [Read more]
Between the desire to separate himself from George Bush and the desire to cast a wide net, he has often changed positions and exposes himself to a particularly problematic accusation, which was fatal to John Kerry in 2004--that of a "flip-flopper."
By not accepting any aid from public funds to finance his campaign, Barack Obama is giving himself a strategic advantage in the race to the presidency. It is the first time that a presidential candidate has not accepted public financing since the adoption of the campaign financing law in 1971. The Democratic [Read more]
One week after the Supreme Court’s repudiation of the Bush administration regarding the legality of detainments in Guantanamo, the two American presidential candidates revealed hostilities in their discussion of terrorism. In his reaction to an interview between the Democratic candidate and ABC News on Monday, June [Read more]
Hillary Clinton had some moving moments during her eloquent concession speech on June 7th. The call to her followers and all women of her candidacy causing “18 million cracks in the glass ceiling,” – the invisible sexist barrier in American politics – could not hide the bitterness of failure due to a campaign [Read more]
After the questions of race and sex, a third question seems to preoccupy the American electors: that of Republican candidate John McCain’s advanced age. If he is elected, the Republican candidate will enter office at the age of 72. He will be the oldest sitting American president. His age is used by both his team [Read more]
War is often the result of an error in calculation. Saddam Hussein did not believe that the United States would dare to invade. Is the scenario in the process of repeating itself right in front of our eyes in Iran? Washington resounded with the sounds of boots, less a metaphor than fact, at the moment when Bush [Read more]
The designation of the African-American candidate by the U.S. Democratic Party gave way to consensus in France, which articulates two good pieces of news. First, it is the first time that a man of color has arrived at this stage of political competition, which indicates a positive evolution in a country which did not [Read more]