Monthly Archives: November 2004

Come to a Blue State, Have a Beer on Me

I’ve resisted posting anything on my blog about the US election, realizing that a) I’m sad and angry and not thinking especially clearly, b) I try hard to keep this blog focused on my media research and on Africa, and … Continue reading

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Come to a blue state, have a beer on me

I’ve resisted posting anything on my blog about the US election, realizing that a) I’m sad and angry and not thinking especially clearly, b) I try hard to keep this blog focused on my media research and on Africa, and … Continue reading

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Your Presence Here is Very Offensive

Ghanaian Kwesi Addae came to the US as an election observer, sponsored by the group Global Exchange. The reception he received wasn’t a warm one: I was in the hotel lift when somebody saw my tag. That person told us: … Continue reading

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A very sad affair

I am a little bit apprehensive because the first term of Bush, he had come in as a lame duck. Now it appears as if he is winning very convincingly. To me, I think we are going to see more … Continue reading

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Kerry has a 46-point lead… amongst Ghanaians living in America

GhanaHomePage polls conducted over the last two weeks, among Ghanaians in USA, shows Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry running a 46-point lead, 71-25, over President George Bush. Ralph Nader and unknown Bill Van Auken (Socialist Equality Party) both got … Continue reading

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A view from Kenya

“The man will be chosen exclusively by American voters who tend to be rather illiterate on global affairs. That’s not fair. I demand the right to vote this morning in the US elections. After all, I am voting for a … Continue reading

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Why Africa Supports Kerry

Rory Carroll, writing for the Guardian, has an excellent piece discussing Bush’s unpopularity in Africa, titled “Why Africa Roots for Kerry”. He points out, validly, I think, that many Africans don’t know much about Kerry, except that he’s not George … Continue reading

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