Brixton 'ill Pilgrim wrote:
If you lived in the USA,then you would say that capitalism is working.
It is pretty clear that the Republicans will win the next election over there. Obama has had his day in the sun,and the great voting public of the States made history by putting him there too.
He and the Democrats have tried to change the Country for the best,but it appears the voting public will oust him from office.
America is not a great lover of socialism and its politics,and whether you can call Obama a closet socialist is open to debate.
America is a capitalist nation,they thrive on it. It is what the Country is made of and made from.
They fear the current financial crisis in Europe,as it would have huge implications over there.
I believe that capitalism has failed here in the UK and around the globe also. I view capitalism as an updated version of the feudal system,where the haves have more,and the have nots have less.
Capitalism is not an ideology,but rather a way of life where inequality is supreme. There is no alternative to capitalism at present. So we all have to grin and bare it,in the hope that one day a fairer and equal side emerges from within capitalism.
Oggy I don't disagree with everything in that post, but I reckon you're wildly off regarding Obama.
The US economy is slowly pulling through, and he is already well ahead of every Republican contender in the key states, as well as some he didn't win in 2008.
The Republicans have been taken over by a deranged Fox News/Tea Party faction making it impossible for a sane candidate to win the nomination. The field is comprised of nutcases and mediocrities whom sensible centre-right people (who don't make the news, but vastly outnumber the gun-toting tea party types) will not be willing to vote for.
Unless something spectacular occurs in 2012, Obama will win by a landslide.
The Republicans winning the race to the White House is only an opinion that i have drawn from an American forum i use. I sense they would like to see the Republicans back in office.
Although,the USA Presidential elections always go down to the wire
The economy is crucial to the vote,but many starting to blame Obama for the current woes. Yes,Obama has done wonders in trying to get to grips with the problems they have,but with the IMF report saying the global outlook is very gloomy,he will have a job on his hands to convince further.
I posted a question on who they wish to see as President,so i hope they will be sincere in the answers they give.
I have seen the Republican nominees election promises on the BBC news site,and some really are radical. Those in the States that like what those nominess have to say,will put thier X where appropriate when the time comes. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-15949571
A few on the debate board over there are interested in the Eurozone crisis. One asked me when Britain will pull out altogether,due to Germany and France having power via Brussels,i replied that the vote is unlikely to be offered to the people on that issue.
Mind you though,some posters get slightly tetchy when you ask about how much power the State has on everyday living (THE SORT OF SCHEMES AND PROGRAMMES LABOUR HAD WHEN IN OFFICE),and one poster stated to me.''we are Anti-State because we are,and it goes back a long way too''.
Some gossip on Newt....http://www.realchange.org/gingrich.htm