Keeping Up with the election overseas
Posted by americandust on May 17, 2008
What a wonderful time we live in. Think about it… thanks to the internet we can keep up with the election even if we live overseas. That would have been impossible 15 years ago for most of us. You can even keep up with state or local politics thanks to the explosion in blogs from the last 5 years.
Imagine if I had to stick to The London Times or Guardian for their bias coverage (although to be fair they’re not much more biased then the US liberal media)! I’d have to limit my attention to nothing more then English commentaries about how much they’d love Obama to win (sure they give a few random reasons but they always come back to the truth: Obama is seen as less likely to promote American interest overseas and to cooperate with Europe’s vision of a European-Union led Free World). The media over here is salivating at the opportunity for America to lose their status as the only super-power. However, the public is more worried about becoming the next America–idiots in America are talking about becoming liberal and socialist (and let’s not kid ourselves, nationalized health care and the higher taxes to pay for it are about all that’s left for them to do) while all of Europe is becoming conservative and capitolist. Ask the Conservative leaders who were recently elected in Germany, France, and London’s mayor. Look at the next parliament election and the impending defeat of centralist Gordon Brown in favor of a more right-wing leader.
It’s a great time to spend some years Abroad in Western Europe if the Dems actually win back home. With any luck the four years of Obama will fly past and by the time you come home the nation will have returned to their senses.