Last night I took part in a Cambridge Union debate on the motion ‘This house would re-elect Obama’. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the crowd was highly in favour of the incumbent President. The motion passed by something like 320 to 50-odd (I can’t really remember the exact number). But given that even amongst UK “conservatives” President Obama polls circa 86%, it’s perhaps not as bad a result as it looks. *spin alert*
I chose to focus on Obama’s economic record and his lack of leadership in this area, though unfortunately I didn’t have time to go into the crony capitalist aspects (see GM, green energy etc).
Anyway, here’s the full video of
[our team's self-flagellation] the debate (my speech starts at around 13 minutes until 24 minutes in, and then I make other points at 27 mins, 53 mins and 1hr 3mins):