The politicians’ polls were almost equal before the election. At the end of the October foreign media printed contradictory messages referring to the preliminary surveys. Some sources state Obama has more chances, other sources back McCain.
Russian experts say there will be no particular changes in U.S. politics concerning Russia anyway. U.S. viewpoint is going to remain the same old “forced cooperation”, “accepting Russia’s unpreventable strengthening”.
McCain’s age and political views describe him as a conservative. This kind of persons is easier to treat, because one can lightly predict their movements.
For sure McCain thinks America has to remain the modern world leader either in politics or economics. But if he becomes the President he would have to consider politics and economics globalization phenomenon. Political scientists say this phenomenon would make McCain see the world “wider” and may be even decline his previous views of unipolar era.
“If McCain becomes U.S. President, we would see a very complicated story of his personal changes and also finding a new way of U.S. cooperation with all other countries including Russia,” Russian senator told AiF.
File. John McCain
John Sidney McCain was born August 29, 1936. He’s been the senior United States Senator from Arizona since 1987. McCain became a Republican in 1982. He is the main Republican candidate in the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election.
McCain graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1958 as a “naval aviator”. He participated in Vietnam War, was shot down near Hanoi, was a prisoner of war for almost 6 years and set free in 1973 under the terms of Paris agreement.
In 1981 he retired from the Navy. Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1982 as the Republican representative.
In 1986 McCain was elected to the U.S. Senate (from Arizona), winning re-election in 1992, 1998, and 2004.
In 2000 McCain unsuccessfully sought the Republican presidential nomination in the 2000, loosing to George Bush.
Since February 2008 McCain is the only one Republican Presidential candidate, supported by George Bush and Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor of the state of California.
Barack Obama is measured as a more modern politician. He’s younger and he’s democratic. Russian experts say Democratic party philosophy (as it looks like since Clinton and other democratic presidents) shows their wish to be more efficient. Their talent “to soften position, be more flexible” make them different from conservative Republicans.
File. Barack Obama
Barack Hussein Obama was born August 4, 1961. He is the Junior United States Senator from Illinois and Democratic candidate in the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election.
Obama is the first African American U.S. Presidential candidate.
He is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School.
Obama worked as a community organizer and practiced as a civil rights attorney. From 1992 to 2004 he taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School. Following an unsuccessful bid for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2000, in January 2003 he announced his campaign for the U.S. Senate. In November 2004 Obama was elected to the Senate with 70 percent of the vote.
As a member of the Democratic minority in the 110th Congress, he helped to create legislation regarding lobbying and electoral fraud, climate change, nuclear terrorism, and care for U.S. military personnel.
Obama announced his presidential campaign in February 2007. He was nominated at the 2008 Democratic National Convention with Delaware senator Joseph Robinette Biden as his running mate.
The Presidential change in one of the most powerful countries became the main topic for discussions in Russian blogs. Though the main theme is pretty unusual: bloggers talk of Vanda’s prophecy mostly. It turned out the famous soothsayer predicted 2008 U.S. Presidential election result. Opinions on what exactly she said are different, but everybody thinks she predicted a “black man” win.
“Vanga predicted a black man to become the 44th U.S. President (after George Bush – editorial), and this President will be the last one because America will freeze up or go down in the economics. It probably can divide into the North and South states,” DobryachOk writes.
“Vanga’s prediction sounds like this: when a black President is elected problems come to the U.S.,” an anonymous author says.
“Vanga predicted African American President could lead the U.S. to a miracle and the whole world would win,” nusha states.
“Vanga predicted America would have the crisis and here you are!”
If Vanga really ever said anything about this election, these bloggers are the closest to the truth:
A.K.: “Obama will win for sure; Vanga has already predicted the black U.S. President.”
Cra3Y: “Can anyone at all be white in politics?...”