Skip to main content

As an American in the UK, I'm clearly worried but far away from what's happening.  This is distressing for me, but I'm still online and able to watch what's going on, so that's a small consolation.

So far it's fair to say that no one I've talked to is thinking that McCain has a chance, but more importantly, many people over here simply assume that the voter suppression in the US has been directed by Republicans.  There's clearly an assumption that the Republicans are corrupt and are willing to do anything to win.  The debate in the US is non-existent over here.

It's also interesting to note that the BBC pundits are openly laughing about the choice of Sarah Palin as McCain's VP choice.  While there's been a lot of amusement/horror over here regarding the choice of Palin, there appears to be a sense of relief at the poll numbers suggesting that Obama will likely win.

The poll results, of course, still tell us nothing so far, but I'm hoping.  The UK is hoping. The world is hoping.  Please, US, don't let us down.  We've been a laughing stock for the last eight years.  We can finally turn this around.

Originally posted to Ovid on Tue Nov 04, 2008 at 04:52 PM PST.

Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags


More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site