The final post today on Thatcher

June 15, 2009

I accept that my post stating that Lady Thatcher had ‘thrashed’ President Obama was misleading.
However the underlying truth of Thatcherite inventions in the US political process remains.

An article from the Telegraph records that no less than 3 Republican candidates claimed her endorsement in 2007/8.
Could she endorse Governor Palin in the 2012 race as another strong female leader?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/1558694/US-candidates-seek-Thatchers-blessing.html


Thatcher thrashes U.S.

June 15, 2009

A quick internet search reveals Thatcher once criticised America. To be fair she was only 24 years out in her calculations.

http://www.nytimes.com/1983/12/09/business/mrs-thatcher-criticizes-us.html


Thatcher [‘s Spokesman] thrashes Obama

June 15, 2009

I for one am SHOCKED that a former Prime Minister has criticised a current President in this way

http://www.thatchercenter.org/

What can her motives be? Is it constructive criticism aimed at helping Obama, or is she aiming to help the Republicans win in 2012?

Update: As 2 anonymous commentors have pointed out the article I linked to is not actually by Lady Thatcher but a contributor to her website who may not even know her.
I should have made this clearer.
I now have in the title.
I think the story is still interesting, and still wonder if Thatcher will help the Republicans in the 2012 elections. Remember John McCain was photographed with her in 2008 – as was Guliani.