Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Electoral college USA as of September 1

According the polls of this weekend you can picture how the USA would vote if they had to vote yesterday, but still too many openings (Toss-up).

Virtual Electoral college

Safe/Lean Obama: 243 (+5)
Toss-up: 68 (-8)
Safe/Lean McCain: 227 (+3)

-Safe McCain: Alabama, Arkansas, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska (at large + 3rd congressional district), Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah, Tennessee, West Virginia, Wyoming (90 EVs)

-Likely McCain: Arizona, Georgia, Nebraska (1st and 2nd congressional districts), South Dakota, Texas (64 EVs)

-Lean McCain: Alaska, Florida, Indiana, Montana, Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota (73 EVs)

-Toss-up: Colorado, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Virginia (68 EV)

-Lean Obama: Iowa, Minnesota, New Mexico, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin (60 EVs)

-Likely Obama: Maine (at-large, 2nd district), New Jersey, Washington (29 EVs)

-Safe Obama: California, Connecticut, DC, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine’s 1st district, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont (154 EVs)

Georgia: Chronicle of a Caucasian Tragedy

Georgia: Chronicle of a Caucasian Tragedy

by Onnik Krikorian

The German Spiegel Online chronicles the outbreak of war between Georgia and Russia over the breakaway region of South Ossetia. The newspaper says that rather than come as a surprise, the increasingly militaristic positions of both sides made such a conflict inevitable. It details many of the events leading up to the war including recognition of Kosovo’s independence, obstacles to Georgia’s NATO aspirations, clashes on the lines separating Georgia with South Ossetia and Abkhazia. the buildup of troops in the same regions, failed assassination attempts, the Russian violation of Georgian airspace, and Russian military exercises on the other side of the Roki tunnel.

Indeed, even Georgians admit, there were signs of imminent war at the beginning of August when women and children from South Ossetia were sent to Moscow. Georgian policemen had been injured by a bomb attack while their counterparts in South Ossetia were killed by snipers. On 3 August, the Russian Foreign Ministry warned Georgia that an “extensive military conflict” was about to break out. The Georgians, the paper says, had a plan to take South Ossetia in just 15 hours. “A plan B,” in the event of failure, the paper notes, “did not exist.”

The full post is at:http://blog.oneworld.am/2008/08/31/georgia-chronicle-of-a-caucasian-tragedy/

Obama leads in the polls

According the polls of USA-Today Obama leads with 50% against 43% for McCain among registered voters. The poll of CBS shows a 8 point lead for Obama. This time the VP's were included in the polls.
In my opinion a Obama government will be in the best for Europe, Turkey and the rest of the world..)

Day opening - September 2

Classic French Kiss 3