shrimpton - 10/14/2004 3:37 AM
Whoever is your newly elected president - I still say - who outside the USA gives a Sh*t!. On your election night, the world news will show thousands of either Dem. or Rep. sycopants screaming with pleasure or mentally haemorraging (?spelling) depending on the result.
Well, two contradicting statements from your post. Obviously the "world news" wouldn't be showing this coverage if nobody was interested. No doubt, ratings are a driving force elsewhere as much as here. Perhaps it would have been more accurate of you to state that you
don't care about the presidential election instead of presuming to speak on behalf of the world.
Many of you politically overwound US voters seem to think the world will stop turning if your favourite candidate doesn't succeed. I am saying BULLSH*T - and get a life.
Odd, I have yet to read a single post that espouses this particular viewpoint. Granted, the usual Hollywood types all say they'll move out of the US if a republican wins, but in the end (with the exception of Johnny Depp), they never do. Too bad. But, getting a life is excellent advice, I suggest you take it.
The world turning is NOT all about whether or not your US tie is red or blue.Next day - daily reality - same for all us who live outside the Stars and Stripes world.
As it will be the day before
the election, I might add.
I AM NOT ANTI USA - I HOLD THE SAME VALUES YOU DO - and am just a normal bloke who works for a living. My thread is just anti the hype crap over how the world is holding it's breath,- it's NOT!!!!
With rhetoric such as this, one can certainly see that you share common values. Again, nobody over here is talking about how the world will react to our elections. Other countries may react in any manner they see fit, be it to complain or ignore the results entirely.
And as for starting my own thread on what I think - I am very grateful that our US hosted site allows me as a non US contributor the chance to view my opinion.
At least you get that freedom of speech "thing" that our culture has so rudely foisted upon the world.