I’m not going to post a whole lot on politics on this blog, because you can get plenty of political coverage elsewhere and I’d rather keep this website controversy-free. Politics always puts people in opposing corners. However, I want to just mention what it’s been like for a couple of U.S. expatriots to be living in another country a month before what I think we can all agree is going to be a very important election.

People are always asking us what we think of the two candidates for president. Chris read about a recent poll that was conducted that indicated if Europe was allowed to vote in the U.S. election, 90% of them would vote for Obama. Many people we meet here have said that they feel they SHOULD be allowed to vote in our election, considering how much U.S. politics affects them on a very real level; everything from the import/export economy, to international policies, to culture. I hadn’t realized how much Hungarians were thinking about it until someone at the lab found this flyer littered around the city:

Essentially it’s a call for American citizens living in Hungary to register and vote. No matter what your political views, you gotta hand to the Obama campaign–they are really turning this into a global election.

It will be early in the morning on November 5th here when the polls close in the U.S. on the 4th. If the campaign so far has been any indication, it will be a drama-filled event no matter where you are in the world.

Written by Laura in: Culture |

1 Comment »

  • A friend.

    Please please please vote for Obama. Seriously. Seeeeriously.

    Comment | October 20, 2008

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