Monthly Archives: February 2008


HUU Elections – the results 5

Voting day three was very interesting. As expected, there was a much bigger campaign presence on the Hull campus. We also saw sightings of people dressed up in costumes (one being an oversized Elmo!). This was a return to the great levels of activity that have been shown in previous years at election time. According […]


HUU Elections – voting day 2

It seems that there was more of a campaign presence on the Hull campus today. This is possibly because it’s getting closer to the end of the voting period, so the candidates have to everything they can to persuade people to vote for them. However, I still think that more of the candidates should have […]


HUU Elections – voting day 1 3

It’s that time of the year again where you see all the colours in the rainbow, plenty of catchy/cheesy slogans and people in costumes – yes, it’s the week 5 elections in Hull University Union. What will happen? Will the changes make a difference to the voter turnout? Will there be rule-breaking and arguments? Will […]


Texas – did we need the debate? 1

I started watching the Texas Democrat debate on YouTube (one which, like many of the others before, ignored Mike Gravel) and I started wondering if this was going to give information about the candidates that I haven’t heard before in the other debates. The opening statements from Obama and Clinton were interesting. It didn’t take […]


Making Democracy work 2

The dictionary definition of Democracy is: “Government by the people; a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system” In Britain, we elect our MPs on a regular basis to represent us in Parliament and […]


The Potomac primaries 2

Barack Obama is building up a lot of momentum, especially after his successes in the Potomac primaries. John McCain solidified his lead by winning in all three of the states that were voting (this happened on February 12th). The tables below are the results. Democrats State Candidate Vote % Delegates Columbia Barack Obama 75 9 […]


Mitt Romney drops out of the race

Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massechusetts, dropped out of the race to be the GOP nomination for the presidency yesterday. I’m surprised he didn’t stay until the end of the race, even though it looked even more likely that John McCain would win. He said this on the night of Super Tuesday: “We’re going […]


Super Tuesday 1

This is possibly the biggest event in the races to decide the GOP and Democrat nominations for the presidency. Twenty four states have been holding primaries or caucuses (a lot have had these for both parties). The table below shows the winners and the delegates they gained: State Democrats(Del) GOP(Del) Alabama Obama(20) Huckabee(14) Alaska Obama(29) […]


Obama vs Clinton – the CNN debate

You can see the first part of the debate here. There are links to the other parts here. The has to have been the tightest debate I’ve seen so far. There were so many of the topics where both of the candidates were even, but I think Obama was the overall winner. He won more […]