Here comes Obama
THE PRESIDENTIAL election in the United States is entering the home stretch and the last desperate efforts of candidates Barack Obama and John McCain to swing the vote towards them even dominated political events in SA and Zimbabwe. According to the latest surveys, Obama is increasing his lead and will end up a fairly easy winner. THE STAR wondered whether, in view of the current economic crisis and its unpredictable consequences, empty promises by US presidential candidates really mattered. Business Day said after eight unsettled years, most Americans want a new start and someone who can handle the current world crisis.