Best Political Song Ever?
This weather is making us all miserable and there is no end in sight. So by way of distraction I am putting forward a nomination for Best Political Song Ever. It is Marvin Gaye’s “Abraham, Martin and John”.
“From every mountainside, let freedom ring. And when this happens, when we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual: Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”
Any sentient and half-decent human being who grew up during the era of Martin Luther King and the American civil rights movement would have to look kindly on the prospect of an African-American as President of the US. But John McCain is doing his best to ensure that doesn’t happen on this occasion. (more…)
Only a couple of weeks ago I would have said Barack Obama was going to win the US presidency in November. John McCain by contrast looked old, tired and very much yesterday’s man. But since the two conventions I have changed my mind and I’m putting my money on McCain at this stage. (more…)