In most of the villages we visited comments were made about Obama once they found out we were from the States. “Obama!” They’d shout! “He looks like me!” It was a lot of fun to hear. Always when I travel the goings on of the US President are discussed. Before Clinton was elected a second time, Vietnamese people were commenting how they wanted him to win. When the whole ‘hanging chad’ issue was going on, I was traveling somewhere, maybe Vietnam again, and everyone was discussing that situation. Again when there was another close-call situation, there was conversation about that and now with Obama. I have no idea what’s going on in many parts of the world yet everyone knows what’s happening here. Makes me want to seek news sources that will provide more of a world view, if one even exists in the States. It’s not easy finding information that’s not America-centric, I think.
01 Sunday Apr 2012