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Postby GWB » Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:14 pm

John McCain and his aides are still banking on a come-from-behind victory Tuesday, but the GOP's most famous political strategist has already called the race for Barack Obama.

Karl Rove, the man widely credited with engineering President Bush's two successful White House bids, is predicting the Illinois senator will take the White House in an Electoral College landslide, winning 338 votes to John McCain's 200. That would be the largest Electoral College victory since 1996, when Bill Clinton defeated Bob Dole in a 379-159 rout.

Can McCain still swap Palin?
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Postby GWB » Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:17 pm

Ralf Nader: Both Obama and McCain Will Usher Harmful Policies on Lebanon

U.S. Presidential candidate Ralf Nader affirmed that," Both the Republican and Democratic presidential nominees John McCain and Barack Obama will usher harmful and dangerous policies on Lebanon similar to those made under current U.S. President George W. Bush, regardless of who wins."

Nader said "The Bush administration, with the full support of both Democrats and Republicans armed Israel."

He added "these arms were later used to commit massacres in Qana and the south of Lebanon during the July 2006 war. Both Senators McCain and Obama voted in favor of a bill supporting Israel at the time."

"The Lebanese government did not linger long in receiving U.S. Secretary of State Condolezza Rice (in Lebanon), despite her shameful role in promoting the war and her disgusting and insensitive statements when she said: the conflict (represented) the birth of a new Middle East." Nader said.

Nader made his statements to the daily As-Safir on Tuesday saying," The west is causing Lebanon to break-up by supporting the Lebanese criminals and war lords. It also calls on the Lebanese to distinguish their friends from their enemies."

Nader went on to illustrate saying "In Lebanon for example, western influence has for a long time been the source of civil conflict disguised under ethnic and religious disputes."

" Any U.S. administration under my leadership will end its support of puppet governments, such as the Fouad Saniora government. This government would not have had a chance to lead Lebanon had it not been for the financial and political support of those with interests, being foreigners and Lebanese." He affirmed

Nader was direct in advising the Lebanese saying," Lebanon should not form alliances with governments that have repeatedly showed the willingness to betray him. On the contrary, the Lebanese must determine their own interests, to unite behind a common cause to save their country from all forces dividing and provoking them into a civil conflict for decades."

Nader pointed that he was "excluded" from the election campaign due to the hegemony of the Democratic and republican parties, saying that this hegemony actually threatens democracy (in the United States) making it virtually impossible for any none Democrat or Republican candidate to reach the White House

He said that is campaign represents a program supported by the majority of Americans which includes ending the war in Iraq, providing health insurance to all Americans, achieving an acceptable level of wages, ending crime and other issues that neither McCain or Obama can achieve according to Nader.

The independent presidential candidate described Obama as someone with a "color complex" adding "he is trying to talk like a white man to prove that he is not a threat, he does not care about the voices that later accused him of racism, he did nothing regarding the great persecution suffered by African Americans, who live amidst the highest levels of unemployment and poverty in the country." Nader said.

Nader is of Lebanese descent, he is a pioneer in calling for breaking the bi-partisan order in the United States. He is a tough critic of both John McCain and Barrack Obama.

Nader ran for president five times since 1992, he ran under the banner of the Green party in 1996 and 2000.

Beirut, 04 Nov 08, 17:07

Ralf Nader has my vote.
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