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Obama selfie: Fox News are calling Danish PM “unidentified official”

Obama selfie on Fox Nation

Fox Nationthe website operated by Fox News for people that don’t think the channel is right wing enough — are currently reporting on the selfie taken at the Nelson Mandela memorial by Barack Obama, David Cameron and “an unidentified official” — or as the rest of the world likes to call her, the prime minister of Denmark, Helle Thorning-Schmidt.

Fox burnishing its foreign policy credentials once more.

David Cameron steals Gordon Brown’s catchphrase at the G8

David Cameron steals Gordon Brown's catchphrase

If Gordon Brown had a catchphrase it would be the wooden utterance — often delivered for the benefit of party activists or public sector workers — thanking them “for all that they do”.

Signing a “G8 quilt” made by primary school children alongside Barack Obama today, Cameron seems to have tapped his predecessor for inspiration.

Better that than leading Barack into a broom cupboard.

Fox News conspiracy theory: Obama is blackmailing General Petraeus

Apparently tiring of the endless mad reasons that Saint Romney lost to evil Obama last week, the tin-foil hat brigade over at Fox News have found a new conspiracy to latch onto: the General Petraeus sex scandal.

As demonstrated by the above video, the paragons of the American unelectable right think that the former CIA boss is being blackmailed by Obama to, erm, cover up the “truth” about the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi.

“Truth” in this context meaning the paranoid rantings of the same people who claim Obama’s re-election is thanks to non-whites wanting “stuff”.

Kenyan witch doctor predicts Obama will win election

A witch doctor from Obama’s ancestral home of Kogelo village in western Kenya has used his mystic powers to predict that the president will secure a second term. Scrapbook could not confirm rumours that “115 year-old” John Dimo is now working on a full breakdown of the electoral college.

Doubtless Donald Trump approves.

Romney takes hit in late polling, Obama ‘has 92% chance of victory’

Mitt Romney’s prospects in the US elections have taken another blow, with president Obama pulling away in polling. In the 12 national surveys of voting intention published yesterday, the incumbent led by an average of 1.6 percent, gaining ground in all but one:

While Romney still has the chance to win the popular vote, the odds of him securing backing in the electoral college look to be fading, with the statistical model used by leading pollster Nate Silver putting him at just 8.0%:

As Jay-Z told a rally in Columbus, Ohio yesterday: “I got 99 problems but a Mitt ain’t one.”

Barack Obama quotes David Cameron and Ed Miliband

With Obama’s ambitions for bipartisanship faltering during the course of his first term, perhaps he is now looking to practice this further afield?

The US president seems to have synthesised Ed Miliband’s One Nation theme with David Cameron’s “in this together” refrain in recent campaign trail speeches:

Via: Shelly Asquith

Top US pollster: Obama has 86% chance of winning the election

Obama has an almost nine in ten chance of winning the US election. Nate Silver, whose Five Thirty Eight polling blog is published by the New York Times, predicted Obama an 86.3% chance of winning today – up 11.7% since the end of October.

Though the figures from Silver’s model of the electoral college differ from other pollsters, he has form: he correctly predicted 49 out of 50 states in the previous 2008 election and all of the 35 senate races. In a recent blogpost, Silver explained his reason for calling Obama the favourite despite the popular vote seeing a difference of only 2.1%:

“The argument that Mr. Obama isn’t the favorite is the one that requires more finesse. If you take the polls at face value, then the popular vote might be a tossup, but the Electoral College favors Mr. Obama.”

For example, RealClearPolitics have compiled an average of polls from 22nd October to the 4th November and are calling it much closer, with Obama at 47.9 and Romney at 47.4, leaving only a 0.5 gap between them.

Polls close in eastern states from 11pm UK time tomorrow.

Romney focuses Sandy aid on swing states rather than worst hit

Mitt Romney’s politicising of national disasters during the US presidential campaign has previously come in for significant criticism, but now it’s looking like he’s doing it again in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

Whilst Barack Obama has been winning cross-party plaudits for his statesmanlike response, his Republican challenger has been left trying to catch up. Romney urged his supporters to bring disaster relief supplies to a “non-political” event, but it seems that despite crying off the campaign trail, his efforts have been focused on, erm, key swing states.

Whilst New York is cleaning up severe devastation in the wake of the storm, it hasn’t seen any of Romney-aid — possibly because of its support for the Democrats? Yet help has been focused on battleground states like Virginia and New Hampshire.

Meanwhile, Bill Clinton has been using Sandy as a springboard to mock Romney’s climate change scepticism:

Poor Mitt seems to have been blown away.

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