At the risk of sounding trivial, I’d like to say that I find the run up to elections rather entertaining. Whether it’s the American elections or the elections in India – two of the world’s largest democracies – they never cease to amuse. For me, elections are fun!
I know it’s serious business and I do take voting seriously, but it’s all the talk by politicans and panelists that can be so funny at times. I guess the American public has had their share of ‘binders full of women‘ and ‘you didn’t build that” for this election. In India, we are already getting ready for our general elections in 2014 – or earlier if the Government falls. The entertainment has already begun with the ‘mango people‘ and skeletons being hauled out of the cupboards of all political parties and politicians!
I love watching the debates – I caught all three on TV/internet and the talk shows and all those fantastic predictions that are invariably totally wrong – because in the end it’s truly the votes that count!
Here’s a good cartoon from an Indian cartoonist which could be relevant to politics anywhere.
Do you enjoy the elections as much as I do?
- NaBloPoMo Prompt: What are your thoughts about tomorrow’s election in the United States? (amyboughner.ca)
- Election Day is Almost Here (secondcitymommy.com)
- NaBloPoMo and Election Day for Me (southernersinthegreatwhitenorth.wordpress.com)