Saturday, January 12, 2008

Election Coverage Abroad

I was blown away last night watching the news to see how much of the world is tuned into our presidential election. I thought they were showing pictures of a rally in the US. Turns out it was crowd of Europeans holding Obama signs!

Our election is easily getting as much attention abroad as it is here in the United States. The message of change has resonated well beyond our borders. Fighting two wars, and facing the makings of a recession, the world is watching us. Just like we watched Europe when the Iron Curtain fell.

The United States has been a major player in the world for a great many years. It has helped shape the course of world history several times. Everyone watches and wonders, is the worlds most powerful nation on a downhill slide? If nothing else they want to see what lies in the future. Will it be a continuation of the Bush years, or a return to some sense of normalcy?

This is Americas chance to shine. To show the rest of the world that our political system may not be perfect, but it works. Or at least that their are Americans trying to make it work. Our allies worry and rightfully so, if the U.S. sinks, who and what will it take down with it?
Many questions that will only be answered by the outcome of our next presidential election.......

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