Game Change

Anderson Cooper, en el blog de su programa AC360º de la CNN pega un pasaje del libro “Game Change”, escrito por John Heilemann and Mark Halperin. En él cuentan cosas tan divertidas como que Bill Clinton tenía una amante mientras Hillary se disputaba el puesto con Obama por la carrera presidencial, que Joe Biden se lleva mal con Obama, o que Sarah Palin no estaba preparada para ser vicepresidenta.

Va directo a mi lista de “must have”.

USA, de centro-derecha

Parece claro que una mayoría de estadounidenses se consideran conservadores. Interesa leer el artículo de booker rising sobre la opinión que tienen otros países sobre USA en cuanto a su posición ideológica.

By global standards, the U.S. is easily one of the rightist countries on the planet.You’d be hard-pressed to find political party akin to the Republican Party that has ruled a country of at least moderate size…and done so more than a couple of times. Even the Democratic Party would be considered center-right by many countries’ standards. That’s because America – with its strong libertarian streak – values individual freedom, capitalism and entrepreneurship, and less government interference in our lives more than the overwhelming majority of countries that are either (1) are ruled by despots; and/or (2) have a long history of royal rule that remains a cultural influence. Despite being a center-left nation, France is currently ruled by a center-right president and coalition (which would be considered a moderate or moderate-conservative max by U.S. standards) so there are times when folks prevail against the national ideological mood.

¿Quién sigue diciendo por aquí que Obama es de izquierdas?