Andrew Allison

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Good news for Obama

In Clinton, Election 2008, Obama, US president on January 7, 2008 at 5:10 pm

Barack Obama has now rocketed past Hillary Clinton with a 10 point lead in New Hampshire, according to a new opinion poll. Oh dear, I do feel for her 😉

Link: Reuters

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Obama and Clinton – neck and neck

In Clinton, Obama, US president on January 6, 2008 at 11:23 pm

I have just seen the following on Reuters:

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (Reuters) – Democrat Barack Obama has pulled into a virtual dead heat with Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire two days before the state’s presidential nominating contest, according to a Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby poll released on Sunday.

So much for my predictions over the last couple of days. Is it possible the wheels are coming off her campaign this early? I think by Super Tuesday, at the beginning of February, we will have that answer.

Speaking in Japan

In Blair, Brown, Clinton, Reagan, Thatcher on November 9, 2007 at 5:51 pm

We have all seen the internet adds and had spam e-mail telling us how we could be worth a small fortune in just a few months if we click here and hand over some of our hard earned cash for this report or another. Well, Tony Blair does not need to try this. All he had to do is turn up and speak to some property developers in China and pocket an estimated £237,000.

As a free marketeer, I say good luck to him. I just wish someone would pay me a thousand pounds for speaking to them, but you do wonder why on earth anyone would think he was worth that sort of money. Not that he is the only one. According to The Times, Bill Clinton has pocketed $40 dollars since he left the White House. Margaret Thatcher got a cool £60,000 for one after dinner speech and Ronald Reagan raked in $2 million in Japan after he left office.

After Gordon Brown leaves office, do you think anyone will pay him for his speeches? The International Insomnia Society, perhaps?

Voters favour McCain over Clinton in ’08

In Clinton, McCain, White House on December 14, 2006 at 7:04 pm

I have just received an e-mail from the Los Angeles Times with this link. It makes interesting reading.