Guy’s definitely younger, but sexier? I guess there are some who find a certain attraction to bald heads, but…

Honestly, I’m way excited that Guy has asked to join in on this somewhat moribund site. While he and I have discussed politics for years, I’m looking forward to reading his outsider’s commentary on this most important of elections. I know its a cliché, but with the world becoming smaller, there seems to be no such thing as purely national elections. The US casts such an overbearing shadow on world events, that our domestic politics are of equal importance to Europeans, Middle Easterners, Africans and Asians.

Of course, that influence is still very one-sided. The front page of the Guardian newspaper in the UK has a story on the US Vice-Presidential debates last night, but our paper of record, the New York Times, says nothing of British PM Tony Blair’s historic visit to Sudan, where he may have actually made some progress in alleviating the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

And Guy’s presence is already having an effect on me: I’ve made my first post since July. There’s nothing like the thought of not having my opinions voiced to motivate me!