Wednesday, November 5, 2008

What do you think?

If I have any international readers or visitors, I want to ask you, what do you think about the results of our recent presidential election? Please comment and let me know. I'm curious to know what the international scene thinks. I've always thought elections were interesting and I've never seen any like this before, with the random street celebrations and this much excitment. I've been watching CNN and heard some of the international buzz but I want to hear from you, let me know. Even if you're a U.S. citizen, you can comment too :)

4 comments:

Canadian Ainu'u's said...

Hi Amy! Long time no talk huh? Well, I guess I can comment because I am international! :) However, you probably wouldn't be surprised to know that Canada is very liberal, and that I am a very rare breed out here because of my political opinions. I cringe at the thought of Barack Obama. I think it is alarming how no one made him accountable for his associations with Anti-American's, Anti-Whites, and Terrorist groups - which stem from the time he was a teenager. I fear for America now that they have a leader with no economy, military, or leadership experience. I think how on earth he had the audacity to think he could run for the position of a president after only a few short years in the senate. I am worried at his statement especially how Iran is a small insignificant country. I feel very strongly that the policies he wants to impose are Socialist. If you really want to know the true Barack Obama, don't rely on CNN - they're one sided...just like the whole media has been the whole election - and who have also dismissed his lies and history. Do your own research on the internet. Then, watch videos of Barack Obama on youtube before he was even running for President, and you tell me that he's not a shady guy.
But Amy, I still love ya as my friend!!! :)

AMY_BELL - said...

Wow. It's okay, I've heard those very comments from my Dad. It's very difficult at times to know what's true and what isn't. I don't know that I agree with all of your allegations against him but I know many people share your fears. Honestly, I think it's great that he doesn't have a lot of experience and isn't tainted like some men are when they've been in politics forever. Just think about how new teachers with no experience can come into a school and sometimes be way better than the veteran teachers who aren't willing to change. But, I think 4 years isn't that long and not too much good or bad can really come of it. I hope that things will get better here but I don't know how much a president can really do in such a short time. Let's hope and pray something will change for the better :) I love ya too and greatly appreciate your comments. That's what makes life great is when you can share and disagree and still be friends!!

Travelin' Tracy said...

Of course, people over here in Kosova just love americans so there isn't anything that we can do harmful! Actually, on Wednesday a lot of the students and teachers were telling me "congratulations" as if I put a lot of hard work into making sure he won. I am also excited about the change.

I will say this though...our country, the US does not know a lot about other countries in the world. It is a shame that we are so self absorbed. And yet, all over the world I know it was world-wide news about our new president and people listen to that stuff. I mean, could you tell me who the prime minister of england is without looking it up? Or leaders in Italy, Mongolia, Lebanon, etc. Yet, most people here in Kosova knew who was running, what they supported and who they would have voted for. It is very interesting!

Munky said...

From what I've gathered from the locals here in Kosova, it is a mixed bag. Like Tracy said, many of them know, understand,and deeply care much more about world politics than Americans, generally speaking. But, I did come to realize that racism is alive and well in Kosova as it is in the USA. Many people feared, and had doubts as to what a black president meant for the USA and, more importantly, what that meant for them and the rest of the world. Like the United States, I found that many of my students were open, and encouraged the "changing of the guard" mentality. They seem to realize and embrace the idea of strength in diversity. I like to think that they, like the young generation of American voters, are from a new mentality. One in which is color blind, global, rather than nation, oriented, and by principal a non traditionalist at heart.