I really enjoy coverage of US Elections – as an exchange student I was top of my American Government class in Saginaw MI (I know, right?) and have found the process really interesting ever since. However, today I’m on a knife-edge waiting to see whether Obama will win.
American politics are so much more interesting that ours – probably because of the cult of personality of each Presidential candidate, the extreme hype and lobbying that Americans do so well and the more opposing views each party holds. In New Zealand the major parties tend to fall quite closely together, the leaders aren’t usually people I feel inspired by and it can all just get a bit apathetic.
At work I spend a lot of time on Twitter (as part of my job) and it’s currently filled with advice that if you’re standing in line when the polls close then you can still vote. Surely it’s time for electronic voting – an iPhone app, text voting, anything to speed up the process so it doesn’t involve most of the day in a line?
Fingers crossed for Obama because I can’t stand four years of looking at Mittens. Sorry, I mean Mitt.