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Friday, August 29, 2008

The Europeans Pay Attention! August 28

We get our news here from occasional copies of the International Herald Tribune (published by the NY Times) and daily doses of the BBC. Both have been full of news about the Democratic convention in Denver and the nomination of Barak Obama. The Europeans are paying very close attention to our presidential campaign and their excitement over the possibility of an Obama presidency is only slightly greater than their relief at the end of the current presidential term. We had drinks with a Swedish couple last week and they observed that our elections are so important to the rest of the world that they should be allowed to vote. I don't think most Americans realize the impact that decisions made for purely domestic purposes have worldwide.

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