Friday 2 December 2016

Maybe he can't. . .

This week, a truck-driving Republican rode roughshod through a Democratic dynasty. So is Barack Obama mortal after all? Caitriona Palmer reports

Published 23/01/2010 | 05:00

Teddy Kennedy must be rolling in his grave. This week, the sacred seat held by the liberal lion of the US senate for over 40 years was snatched away from the Democrats by a pick-up-truck-driving Republican who believes in water-boarding as a form of torture, and who once posed nude on the centrefold pages of Cosmopolitan magazine.

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The shocking victory sent the White House reeling and had Democratic leaders reaching for the panic button.

While Republicans rejoiced, President Obama found himself on the anniversary of his first year in office contemplating one fundamental question -- where does his presidency go from here?

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