I already had an interest prior to our visit to the US two weeks ago for the Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate Awards, and hearing of the Economist’s clever use of the US Electoral College voting system upon the world’s population, it’s great to have the opportunity to “vote”.
I fully recognize that the typical vote is a domestic issue and choice for US citizens (and residents, of course). The result, however, affects the world. Whether or not you consider yourself to be a global citizen, and whether or not you are a Democrat or Republican in your preference, it is hard to dispute that as the most powerful country on Earth the US President has a significant impact upon us all.
It is for this reason that, whether or not you choose to take part in the Economist’s mock-election, the actual result after November 4, 2008 of either the Democratic candidates Barrack Obama & Joe Biden, or the Republican’s
John McCain & Sarah Palin, will invariably play a huge role in the coming years of your life.