I’m in Austin this week since I’m once again working for an American company. As such, I don’t think I need to feel quite as guilty for being so interested in US politics. (I’m mostly joking, I think everyone should be interested in US politics considering how much impact they have in the world, not always in a positive way)
I’m starting to feel a bit excited about the prospect of an Obama victory. As I’ve said before, I think Hillary would make a decent President, but Obama stands a better chance against McCain and most importantly he seems committed to handling things differently. As the news media is saying, we don’t know for sure all the ways he wants to do things differently, but considering how poisonous the atmosphere is in Washington I think his tone will improve things by itself.
The US federal government is so obviously corrupt that some major changes need to happen. The most depressing part is that it’s been corrupt for so long most voters don’t even care about it any more, it’s normal.