For the mostly American readers of this site, I thought a few of you might find what other countries are saying about the two frontrunners in your presidential race.
"Oh, this is going to be one long, excruciating journey, a U.S. election that promises to take us deep into the Heart of Dumbness. We're already mostly there."
"Both men wear their religions on their sleeves, either of the religious right or the religious left, or some motley amalgam of the two. Essentially, Mr. Huckabee and Mr. Obama speak the same language, the language of the Huckobama Nation.
The religious invocations of both men make Stephen Harper (The Canadian Prime Minister) look like an agnostic. And the religious line between the two is hard to find without a decoding manual. Mr. Obama's Web notes on "faith" are triple the length of Mr. Huckabee's, and make essentially the same points, although with much greater power and eloquence. What is the difference between Mr. Huckabee's defence of First Amendment religious freedom ("Our nation was birthed in a spirit of faith-- not a prescriptive faith telling us how or whether to believe, but acknowledging a providence.
From an outsider's point of view, this race looks depressingly similar to the one between gore and bush, both guys used the same damn talking points over and over, neither tried actually to be a leader.
Good luck yanks, you`ll need it.