Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election

I almost cannot believe that I am watching the election returns on TV tonite.  I have to tidy up some work this evening so figured i may as well tune in and keep my friends in Europe updated since they are interested.  I find that fact fascinating, as i remain uninformed and ignorant about most of the world governments and their leaders.  In my perspective, the BBC does such a superior job covering the WORLD where in the USA we are so ethnocentric it seems there is no other news worthy of report if it does not directly involve our country.

Of course we learned again just 8 years ago that the popular vote counts for naught, only the electoral vote matters, so while we live in a 'democracy' your representatives are not required to vote as a true representation of your wishes.  This has always perturbed me deeply since it seems to be such a basic contradiction.

The only thing that is certain is change....

1 comment:

Palm Springs Savant said...

you are right about the BBC news, it is much better for sure.