Friday, September 05, 2008

The talk of the town

The Republican convent is over and now all the presidential candidates have held their speeches and the race has begun. Since I was in Sweden this week I didn't watch the Republicans (no, I wasn't up at 4 am to watch or listen, so I can't really compare). But I'm guessing the Republican convent was as much of a show as the Democrat one, if not a bit low key and less confetti due to Gustav.

All my Swedish colleges have strong views about the different candidates (some love Obama, other detest him, some love Palin, others thinks she is a maniac) and have discussed it for days - they all have opinions. I'm amazed - seems they're much more involved than most of my friends in the US - one world away.

Just like me they're not eligible to vote in the US election (but some of them really would like to) - but if they would - oh boy, are they informed.

3 comments:

Peter J said...

Japp, det finns mycket att tycka till om de närmsta månaderna.... men om man vill smaka på kandidaterna, så är detta en bra site :) Hittade den får ett par veckor sedan, och den fick mig att skratta iaf.

http://www.candy-dates.com/

Petra H said...

Är det bara inbillning, eller är folk (svenskar, andra européer) mer engagerade än någonsin i det amerikanska valet? Globalisering, eller? Intressant iaf, skulle nästan kunna bli en uppsats i statsvetenskap (min magisteruppsats släpar..).. ;-)

JaCal said...

Peter J - haha - vet inte om jag vill äta någon av dem... ;-)

Petra H - ja, jag tror det. Tyckte nästan alla jag träffade hade någon form av åsikt/synpunkt - även om om vissa var mer engagerade än andra. Ja - skriv om det - det borde ju bli jätteintressant!!