I take it i'll be shot for preferring Mc Cain? *looks around wearily*
I don't really like any of the three candidates. Or two atm.
Over here in Europe the media all went 'oooooh' just because one was a woman and the other was colored. As if political correctness is a basis to judge a good leader.
Though in all honesty few American Presidents truly thrilled me. There have been those i liked or appreciated but with the exception of Reagan none that truly stunned me in a positive way.
On the other hand, the EU countries haven't had a lot of good leaders either. Technocrats, Eurocrats, lawyers and others locked in an Ivory Tower.
It is the nature of a Democratic system to work with ups and down and currently the West seems to be really going down politically. Weak leaders, heavy division in a lot of matters and a population in Europe (and i'm betting it's the same in the US) that is becoming apolitical.
On the positive side. At least in the US some things still get down. For over a year my country has become locked.
Flemmish (Dutchspeaking Northern part) versus Walloons (Frenchspeaking Southern part of belgium) as the Walloons want to take territory and break a few more linguistic laws... and of course get more money. Now that the Flemmish actually are making a demand for the first time since 1830 the 'democratic' system stopped working. And the EU isn't helping either.
Economically the country is stuck too as the liberals and socialists wants to eat each other alive yet the Walloon socialists and the Liberals of both sides of the country are in the same goverment.
The Flemmish Catholics and the Flemmish Liberals stand against each other radically on moral matters yet are in the same goverment. The Walloons and the Flemmish Liberals stand against the Radical Right and the Flemmish Catholics when it comes to immigration.
And the same goes for the oilcrisis, the raising foodprices, the fact shooting madmen get set free the next day etc.
And then there us seperatists versus the belgicists.
And our country currently is militarily at a complete dead end too. With ineffective cannons and 4 bullets/soldier.
Overal poverty is rising drastically, which is something relatively new here. 1/6 families being poor is strange for Belgium.
Yet we flush billions of euros into Congo who actually kicked out our diplomats and closed embassies.
Completely stuck in every way. And i probably forgot a funny bit or 20 too.
So... look on the bright side... could be worse still ^^;