I never thought Obama would do this well, and he now appears more invincible today than Hillary Clinton appeared six months ago. I truly believed she was going to wipe him out, and I was completely wrong. Of course, now that his star is in the ascendant it is only a matter of time before the honeymoon ends and the media and the Republicans go after him with everything they’ve got. This is a familiar refrain in US politics. Let’s hope Obama gets through it in one piece, and with enough strength left to beat McCain, the only Republican who could conceivably win in November.
I am in another crunch period where posting will be next to impossible, at least for the next two days. Apologies for the unanswered emails and relative silence. No choice. And big thanks to Jeremiah, Sonagi and Raj, etc., for filling in.
Richard Burger is the author of Behind the Red Door: Sex in China, an exploration of China's sexual revolution and its clash with traditional Chinese values.