The grasp of power is seemingly slipping away from republicans, and their desperation has shown. It is even more visibly evident within the last days of the presidential race. Robo-calls, anti-Obama fliers and digging up as much dirt as possible on anyone associated with Barack Obama.
This is a story from the UK based Times Online Sunday edition:
The Republicans have made a last-minute attempt to prevent Barack Obama’s ascent to the White House by trying to recruit an Oxford academic to “prove” that his autobiography was ghostwritten by a former terrorist.
With two days to go before the election, Obama is poised to become America’s first black president, according to polls showing he has an average six-point lead over John McCain, his Republican opponent.
Dr Peter Millican, a philosophy don at Hertford College, Oxford, has devised a computer software program that can detect when works are by the same author by comparing favourite words and phrases.
He was contacted last weekend and offered $10,000 (£6,200) to assess alleged similarities between Obama’s best-seller, Dreams from My Father, and Fugitive Days, a memoir by William Ayers.