Backroom: In the US election, what matters is the global economy, stupid

Just as most players who tog out for a local league match dream of being in the Premier League, most political operatives in Ireland dream of the US of A.

1st September, 2012

Just as most players who tog out for a local league match dream of being in the Premier League, most political operatives in Ireland dream of the US of A.

The level of nerdery about American elections can be astounding, certainly going well beyond the political engagement of the majority of the people who vote in those elections.

There is an almost childish interest in following the latest news and collecting bits of paraphernalia which...

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