You might be wondering why a German cares about US politics and takes sides for one presidential candidate, risking loss of some readers.
I have strong ties to the US (Mike!) I lived there for 3 1/2 years – met tons of people and found great friends. But ever since Mr. B took power, things went backwards in so many ways. I think the US is due for a major change. And Obama will provide that change.
Out of all the candidates I think he really means what he is saying and he does not comes across like a blank robot just repeating what other people tell him. The moment he would be president, the reputation of the US will change overnight. I know a couple of my readers don’t care what other countries think of the US – but since you are not the only country in the world you should listen a little bit. While Mike was in Germany, he was something like a mini ambassador of the US, defending his country and answering the questions of our German friends when, for example, the wars started. And when Bush got re-elected I think it broke his heart and made him doubt his own country.
Oh well – there is hope on the horizon! OBAMA!
What I don’t understand is that a lot of gay people would rather go with Lady Clinton even though she promises less rights for gays than Obama. Is it only because the Human Rights Campaign is for Hillary?! And why is that?
With this post I don’t
really want to win you over for Obama but I want you to take the time to take a look at each party and candidate and take a close look what they have to say and stand for. And make yourself heard — talk to friends and family and, most important, go vote.
I met sooooooo many people in the US who don’t care at all what’s going on in their own country and in the moment you started talking about the re-election you could watch how their brains would shut down! But you have a responsibility … the US is a very powerful country and every single citizen has to stand up. And to be a good US citizen it’s just not enough to be patriotic!
So get informed and VOTE!