Thoughts on South African and international politics and culture

Thursday, September 07, 2006

As one door closes, another opens
Two big pieces of leadership news from both sides of the Atlantic today that have a bearing on the future of both countries. In Britain, Tony Blair finally was forced to officially state that he will "he will resign from office within a year". After years of trying, Gordon Brown finally has his man.

In the US, a Gallop poll shows that the challengers for the '08 US Presidential elections will be Hillary Clinton and Rudi Guilliani. Clinton was a no-brainer, but I would have thought that John McCain would have been the stronger challenger. However, his moderate nature, especially against the Bush administration, is probably too much for Republicans to bear. However, US elections are usually decided by the middle, and this is where McCain is strong. Don't count him out just yet...