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Europe is Hooked on US Election

I’ve been rather surprised at how interested everyone here (Irish, Brit, French, South African, etc.) is in our elections.  I know that as a world power, events in the US affect the rest of the world.  But whenever someone hears our American accents, including in the ladies’ room at a restaurant, they want to know what we think and why.  And almost to a one, they wanted Obama to be elected. They had entire-day coverage of the elections on Tuesday (on all the main channels, to the consternation of those who wanted their regular programming), when the results would even start coming in until well after midnight here!  I didn’t bother turning it on.  I get tired of pundits talking about exit polls and what might happen, when if you wait a day, you find out what really did happen.  And Europe is giving great cheers for Obama’s election. I’m … Continue reading

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