As I work in Germany this week, the big question is “Who are you voting for?” They seem to be more interested in our election than most Americans back home. It all over the news, I can’t understand it, I don’t speak German, but McCain and Obama are the same in English or German, and I must have heard the names 20 times in my 30 minute ride to work this morning. I saw them on German TV, and even on all the newspapers. It’s a little strange to see so much interest in our elections.
But it makes me stop and think, why all the interest, in truth our elections will have little to no impact on them. But it seems they feel they should have a voice in our election. I heard a person being interviewed on CNN saying that they think they should be able to vote in the American Elections, because America is so powerful. That one blew me away… Vote in our elections… Hmmm
But this did make me think, why do we Americans take for granted what we have, and why do others feel they have a right to decide for us?
In truth, we are sad when it comes to our voting, we don’t take it to heart, and we really should. To me, this should be a major undertaking by the people, to get people involved in the process. But how?
How do we get people involved in a process they feel they have no control over? How do tell them otherwise, what will change their minds?
Not much, I am afraid. People have been trying for years to do so. I feel the only thing that will do it, is to truly vote in a power hungry president. To date we have had bad presidents and good ones, but I do not believe we have had a truly power hungry one, yet. We may soon, but not as of yet.
Americans need to wake up, and see what they no longer have. We are a spoiled nation; one that needs more than just a time out, what we really need is to be grounded. This election may just provide that for us. So in some way I am hoping for the wrong person to win, to give America a wakeup call, in other ways I want my man to win. It’s a tossup….
Either way, you need to vote, you need to speak your mind!