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Sunday, 13 January 2008

American Elections

It’s started already. There isn’t an election until November but already we’re hearing about the candidates and their efforts to secure backing from various states. I admit to not being overly interested in American politics even though I understand that America has quite an influence over the UK. However from my visits to America, I realised that very few people I met over there (East Coast, West Coast, Great Plains) knew who our Prime Minister is. They couldn’t even name him!
Yet I bet we’re going to hear about the 11 months running up to the elections with a blow-by-blow account of what is happening to various wannabe presidents. Surely we have enough news in our own country without having to hear about America’s elections non-stop?

3 comments:

CannyCat said...

I dont blame them, personally - who would want to hear about Gordon-bloody-Brown all day every day?! ^_~

blueangel said...

Very true!

EatPlayLove said...

Unfortunately many Americans feel like the USA is the center of the universe, although I personally love revolving around the sun. We had plenty of coverage when Bush and Blair we're best buddies. Hopefully, you have a watered down version of the election coverage, I personally can't fathom another 9 months!
Smiles, Denise, Colorado, USA...