There are only 3 news stories on TV and in the newspapers here in Britain today, the resignation of BBC Director General Greg Dyke
in the aftermath of the Hutton enquiry, the German cannibal
, and the new series of tacky reality TV Survivor rip-off, "I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!"
Consequently, there are very few new articles on the BBC's Vote USA 2004
page. One would think they were preoccupied with other matters or something.
They lead with Democrats begin 'Super Seven' run
looking forward to Tuesdays clutch of primaries and caucuses.
In his article Debate fails to slow Kerry's momentum
Kevin Anderson isn't enthused by the various candidates debate performances.
Meanwhile, their highly unscientific web site poll asks, "Who poses biggest threat to Bush?"
(right hand column). This currently stands at
Wesley Clark 34%
Howard Dean 18%
John Edwards 13%
John Kerry 27%
Dennis Kucinich 2%
Joe Lieberman 2%
Al Sharpton 4%
11167 Votes Cast
Comments on the primaries aren't quite up to the dKos level, with only 3 so far on the US primaries: Your reaction
Their Election web links
page is less than exhaustive (no blogs for a start), but did at least introduce me to EVOTE.COM
which I find fairly entertaining.
The Times, like most of the British broadsheet newspapers, is mostly swamped with the Hutton "whitewash", but has squeezed in a couple of stories, Religious zeal grips Democrat campaign discusses the effort to capture African-American votes in the South, starting with the line, "Every four years America's black churches suddenly get a strange new addition to their congregations: middle-aged, middle-class besuited white men, desperately trying to sway in time to the gospel singers and even more desperate for their votes.". Deans money problems are covered in Dean runs dangerously short of funds - and inspiration.
Deans problems are also covered in the only new election stories in both The Independent, in Rupert Cornwell's article, Dean gambles heavily to save candidacy in South, and in the Daily Telegraph,
Desperate Dean pulls plug on TV adverts (free subscription required).
The Guardian is at least slightly ahead of the rest. While the others are putting out what is effectively yesterdays stories, The Guardian covered those yesterday (Dean fires campaign manager, Kerry turns to 'band of brothers') along with an interview with George Soros, "Soros prepared to dig deep to oust Bush" who is obviously in town as he has been interviewed in a couple of papers and on TV. Their newest story is James Clyburn's endorsement of Kerry, Key black congressman backs Kerry campaign. Nothing new on their Vote 2004 Weblog, but they did add a link to David Weinberger's Loose Democracy which shows they are probably reading Blogdex.