Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Barack's bit of Blarney

The Merrie Month of May is almost done, and what a month it's been for the American President.

He got his man in Pakistan, slept at Buckingham Palace, and most importantly of all, discovered his roots in the Emerald Isle.

For once, the American public are seeing their leader as the rest of the world sees him: a charming and inteligent politician able to win hearts and minds, and the odd battle too.

The significance of all this has not been lost on the Republican Party, and Donald Trump has already ruled himself out of what is likely to be an unwinnable presidential race in 2012. At the same time, Sarah Palin is being promoted as a possible candidate, the words cannon and fodder seem to sit well together here.

So, what would a second term for Obama mean?

The world gets an extra four years of sanity, and maybe the Republicans get to reallize that the Palins and Trumps of this world are not what they, or us, or America, needs.