Saturday, 30 August 2008


In the Telegraph, Simon Heffer has a rant about Barack Obama's speech, the piece claiming that it has left the election wide open. He argues that:
As Mr Obama came out to speak on Thursday night a poll gave him a sudden six-point lead over his Republican rival, John McCain. This “convention bounce” is a long-recognised phenomenon of election politics in America; Sen McCain may well get his own this time next week. If so, it would suggest that the last eight weeks of the campaign will settle it, rather than anything that might happen at either convention.
Faultless logic. If McCain cancels out Obama's lead, they will be all square. To think he gets paid for writing such circular nonsense.

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