"The personalities of the Democratic contest in particular — the potential
harbinger of America’s first African-American or female president — have
fascinated outsiders as much as, if not more than, the candidates’ policies on
Iraq, immigration or global finances."
But all the attention the US election is getting is not necessarily for good reasons.
"“There is a desperate sense of need that there must be something better
than Bush out there,” said Dean Godson, head of a conservative research group in
London called Policy Exchange. Or, as Thomas Valasek, a spokesman for the Center
for European Reform in London, put it: “The world at large has a massive stake
in the outcome of the elections. Never before has the U.S. had such a terrible
reputation, a terrible image.”"
"As Ramesh Thakur, a political science professor in India, wrote: “We
foreigners can but pray that the new president, whoever he or she may be, will
return America to its strengths, values and the tradition of exporting hope and
other optimism. And so help to lift America and the world up, not tear one
another down.” "
As we can see, alot of people around the world are expecting change to come to America. There are, however people out there who dont give this election any more attention than any other US election.
"But in the Philippines some displayed less concern, even with the Obama-Clinton
race. “In the past we always have two white men talking about strange policies,”
said Alex Magno, 53, a political science professor at the University of the
Philippines. “But probably if they get elected it will be the same as the old
white men who contested the elections before.”"