Like a new season of The West Wing, it seems we are intoxicated by the drama of the US election and its result. ‘Change’ seems to be the keyword, but what exactly is going to change? Just two days before the American elections the Battle of Ideas Festival in London ran a series of debates on the USA in partnership with the New York Salon. Our WORLDbytes crew filmed the event. Here is an edited version of the first rousing debate on the elections with speakers from the USA and the UK battling it out on either side of the Obama-mania phenomenon.