I came across this excellent comment piece from Frank Rich in the NY Times that seems to shatter the received wisdom that many of Hillary Clintons supporters are shifting Party's to support John McCain rather than stick with Barak Obama. I hope his conclusions are correct.
Although I was not sure about Obama during the campaign, there is no doubt that 4 or 8 more years of a Republican party presidency would be an utter disaster for the rest of the world as well as for America. Obama, on the other hand, does bring the promise of change and a fresh perspective which might lead to similar things in other places, including Britain.
Alistair Darling's comments in the New Statesman last week suggest that such thinking is beginning to get to where it needs to and I remain ever optimistic that we can still stop that other political disaster, a Tory Government in Westminster in 2010.
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