Editorial: Poll position

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29th October, 2012
Quick quiz: what do “Obamarama”, “Romnesia”, “No-drama Obama”, and “binders full of women” have in common? If you answered that they are just some of the neologisms and buzz-phrases that have become associated with the imminent election in the United States, then give yourself a large slice of American pie. And take it as proof that the slow death of America’s influence on the rest of the world is greatly exaggerated. Why do Kiwis continue to be so fascinated with US political discourse, when we profess to be so deeply disillusioned with our own? The answer, of course, is ...

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