I did the RTE Electoral Compass to see where I stand in the US political landscape. Based on my answers I practically am Barack Obama, although apparently I’m 5% “more progressive” than him on social issues.
I’m not getting excited about this election. I hate George Bush and I think the McCai/Palin ticket is a terrifying prospect, but I think the messianic part of the Obama act is going to be a huge anti-climax for a lot of people when he turns out to be a fallible, toe-stubbing human being. And I speak from experience as someone who stayed up all night in ’97 watching the New Labour landslide as if I were watching the Return of the Jedi. Look where that got the world. Thanks Tony.