By now, unless you've been hiding – in a deep cave, under a rock, with your fingers in your ears, humming loudly to yourself – you'll know the Barack Obama haas been elected president of the US. All I can say is
About bloody time. 🙄
The campaign has been going on for what, two years?
A few things that I don't understand:
Ok, America is a superpower and an important player in global affairs. But why does the Irish media appear to be obsessed with American politics? I am baffled by the amount of coverage it receives, which seems comparable to the coverage Irish politics gets.
I doubt that Irish politics gets the same interest in America. Can the average American name the Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister)? It's Brian Cowen, BTW.
And what about the Canadian election? Yeah, there was one back in October. I think it got one mention on the Irish evening news. :down:
There seems to be something in the Ireland-America relationship that I've missed. :confused:
So I'm asking, what's your perception of the American election coverage where you live? Did you follow it all? Did you think you got too little, too much, or enough? How interested were you?
And for the Americans, how much coverage does foreign politics get in your media?
One final point, after all this Obama still won't be in office until the new year :faint: