Well, I’m sure Martin Amis is far from being the only “writer for Obama” around the world. However, what makes his support for Obama peculiar to me is the fact that he has been dogged by accusations of racism over his stances on Islam and multiculturalism in the post-9/11 world…
You can watch the full BBC show where, last Thursday, he expressed his views on the American presidential race here, but I will just summarise some of the things he said:
"We all have visceral reactions to both Hillary and Obama. (...) It is partly because of identity politics staring one in the face as it hasn't in many years. (...) Of the three remaining candidates only Barack Obama has an aura of freshness and regeneration and the chance to redeem, restore and repositioning America's image in the world. (...) He is the 'Pope of Hope' who speaks to a need both of America and of the World."
“One has to remind everybody that women are not a minority even though there have never been one in the White House. (…) I think that part of the problem is that when a woman candidate gets near power, or embraces power, they become more masculine than men, they’re toxic with testosterone just to get there, they have to show that they’re tougher than anyone. (…) By the way, Hillary Clinton terrifies me with her egoism – I mean, you feel her ambition from here! And if she fails, I’ll tell you one thing that’s gonna happen: she’s going to divorce Bill Clinton!”