8. Mai 2008, 18:17 Uhr, Geschrieben von Miriam Meckel

Old school politics

If I had been asked to create a movie set on: How will it look like when a presidential candidate visits a university, this would have been the story line: Young people with parents or relatives, local politicians and some other representatives sitting in an auditorium in such a nice and tidy university campus. Wake Forest is the Truman Show for students ... weiterlesen...

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7. Mai 2008, 19:12 Uhr, Geschrieben von Miriam Meckel

GPS revenge

Here we go: the long and winding road might stay long and winding since Obama took North Carolina and Hillary managed to squeeze a plus of about 20.000 voters in her ballots to take Indiana. It's a very exciting endgame (reminding indeed of the Beckett piece in various ways). So my co-fellow and friend Chak Hee from Korea and I have followed the different campaigns for several days. Yesterday we first went to a McCain event in North Carolina in the ... weiterlesen...

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7. Mai 2008, 4:51 Uhr, Geschrieben von Miriam Meckel

Political park picnic

The boundaries between a politician and a pop star are blurring with every minute people in the park of Fort Wayne, Indiana, listen to Barack Obama speaking. He looks serious, sometimes worried, but every now ant then a smile rushes over his face. And even the least impulse is approved by the audience with screaming and cheering. The Rolling Stones or Tom Jones wouldn't have done better. Obama is a handsome guy, in good shape, moving with a feeling for his ... weiterlesen...

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6. Mai 2008, 4:13 Uhr, Geschrieben von Miriam Meckel

Hillary rocks

This May evening in Indianapolis is very cold. Temperatures have dropped more than ten degrees over the day - badly enough the big pre primary party will be an outside event in the White River State Park. When I approach the greens the wind has gotten so strong than it suddenly blows off all the Hillary buttons from one table along the way. "When this once has got started it just goes off", a staff member smiles at me.This "she ... weiterlesen...

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5. Mai 2008, 3:24 Uhr, Geschrieben von Miriam Meckel

Miss Bill? Vote Hill!

Early in the morning Bill Clinton must have started his travel to Angola. No, not the one in Africa, a little town right at the boarder of Indiana and Michigan. The people of the state below this border are supposed to decide on ... weiterlesen...

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