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Wednesday, 24 August 2011


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"it gives sufficient time for even the idlest political scribbler to dig into the backgrounds of the candidates and thereby do their duty by informing the people." You must be going mad, Duffers. Obama was utterly unscrutinised before his election, and pretty much unscrutinised since.

Yes, but he's black so what else did you expect!

Did the press tell the electorate that FDR was a cripple? That JFK's health was wrecked? The only usefully frank warning I can remember the US press giving the electorate was when they called W a "compassionate conservative".

I take your point, DM, but it was a very different age back then, one of civility mixed with servility!

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