The Election from Chicago #2
Apparently something big is happening back home on Thursday, no not the season ticket deadline
but the General Election, well not in the cocooned USA it is not. Still I have failed to see a single mention of it on the mainstream television channels, the local papers may have mentioned it once or twice, but no one took any notice so I think they got away with it.
I did see a great article in today's Daily Telegraph
which just about sums up the Americans view of the whole thing: "We admire the fact that your party leaders feel compelled to subject themselves to the rough-housing of daily press conferences and confrontations with - gasp - real voters. And the fact that the parties manage to get their messages across without spending hundreds of millions of dollars as their US counterparts do. We envy the fact you do it so quickly. While American campaigns drag on for nearly a year, yours are over in four weeks. In short, we could learn a lot from your elections, if only we were paying attention."