Obama to win
• I know it is in the interests of the Western mass media to suggest that the upcoming US presidential election is "still up for grabs". Nonsense! Barack Obama is going to win comfortably.
He already has about 237 electoral votes, meaning he only needs another 33 electoral votes to reach the victory number. Of the so-called "nine battleground states", he will win Ohio (18 votes) Wisconsin (10 votes) and Colorado (nine votes) to go over the top, along with several more. From the beginning of this campaign, over a year ago, Mr Obama has never been in trouble in regaining the office of the president.
Vincent J Lavery
Coliemore Road, Dalkey, Co Dublin