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Obama to Be Democrat Nominee
    2008-06-11 09:09:59     CRIENGLISH.com

This weekend former US First Lady Hillary Clinton put her countrys Presidential election campaign on a more defined track. Mrs. Clinton officially suspended her Democratic nominee campaign and threw her endorsement behind Senator Barack Obama. And though both wont be officially Presidential candidates for their respective parties until the nomination conventions later this year, Obama and Republican nominee-in-waiting John McCain are now positioned for a face off at the polls in November. So what does either one of the candidates bring to the table? What are main issues in the campaign going to be? Ni hao, youre listening to  People In the Know, your window into the world around you, online at crienglish.com here on China Radio International.  In this edition of the show, well talk about the future of the US election race.  So lets get started.

First, well talk to an American expert in domestic US politics. Andrew Wedeman is a professor of political science with the University of Nebraska whos currently teaching in Nanjing.

(Dialogue with Wedeman)

And after a short break, well talk to a Chinese expert in US politics.

Ni hao, youre listening to  People In the Know, your window into the world around you, online at crienglish.com here on China Radio International. Im Paul James in Beijing.  In this edition of the show were discussing the US presidential election campaign, given that Hillary Clinton has bowed out of the Democratic nomination race, leaving Senator Barack Obama to eventually face off against Republican John McCain. For more on this were joined on the line now by Dr. Zhang Liping, Deputy Director of the Department of American Politics at the Institute of American Studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

(Dialogue with Zhang)

And that closes out this edition of People In the Know, online at crienglish.com here on China Radio International. Officially the Presidential election campaign gets going after the party conventions. However, dont expect it to be a completely quiet time in US politics leading up to them. Questions or comments for us can be sent to crienglish.com. For Executive Director Zhao Yang and Producer Yang Jingjie, Im Paul James in Beijing. Well talk to you tomorrow.

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