Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Victory in Virginia!

It was great last night to be in Richmond at Tim Kaine's victory rally waiting for the results to come in from across the US.

The Republican campaign had basically involved endless attacks on Kaine, blaming him and Obama for all the nation's woes. Apparently Virginians were not fooled, and the Democrats took the senate seat, albeit by a narrow margin.

During Kaine's acceptance speech, the news came in that the Presidential election had been called, and that Obama had won his second term. The Democrat campaign has been highly impressive: totally focused  energetic, and passionate. For me this has been a real learning experience.

As one TV presenter pointed out to me is at night, unemployment in the US is now 7.9%. New jobs are being created. How well this compares with the situation in the EU!

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