The US Elections – why do I care?

The US elections may have wide-reaching consequences for the rest of the world – but I for one sick to death of hearing about the US ‘presidential race’ in Australian news coverage. You’d think we were the 50-somethingth state.

And, even worse, the US aren’t even up to the election campaign yet! And I swear, mere selection of candidates for each party seems to get more news coverage in and have far more hype and hoo-haa attached to it than the Aussie elections do in an entire 4 year term, let alone the official campaigning period.

This year, the “ooh, look a black man” and “ooh, look a woman” factor makes the endless commentary and analysis even more over the top. I don’t give a stuff if Oprah supports Obama or Clinton. Really.

Come on, either the Democrats will put forth an Obama/Clinton ticket or a Clinton/Obama ticket – its foreordained. Either way will make history, regardless of whether the Democrats win the actual election or not.

And, funnily enough, Australians don’t vote in a US election.

So, Aussie papers? Get this: If I want to know what is going on, I will get my information and commentary from US sources.


4 Responses to “The US Elections – why do I care?”

  1. 1 yellowhammer Wednesday, 27 February 2008 at 2:28 am

    I honestly have no idea who’s running the country in Australia, I don’t know why they think Australians need to know who is running the country here…

  2. 2 Lynne Wednesday, 27 February 2008 at 3:07 am

    Didn’t you know we Americans are the universe around which all the rest of you revolve? *snort*
    Trust me, Australians aren’t the only ones who are heartily sick of this election already.

  3. 3 Rachel Sunday, 13 July 2008 at 9:31 pm

    Sorry for this late comment, but I just came across your blog and am going through the entries.

    Four months after you wrote this, I think it’s even worse, and the stupid thing STILL isn’t over yet.

  4. 4 Fatadelic Monday, 14 July 2008 at 9:07 pm

    True, but since Hilary conceded, the Australian press has almost ceased to cover the US elections. I guess they were after the drama of woman vs black man.

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