It’s amusing to be in the U.S. around election time. Everyone is abuzz with the latest news and getting out their political views.
“Did you vote yet?”
“Who did you vote for?”
“Who do you think will win?”
My university is all for Romney. Makes sense as it is a conservative university. The thing I have noticed though, is that these people seem to vote for Romney with the same fervor as the hand-out crowd votes for the Obama and his “Obamaphones“. Currently all of my roommates are stressed out about how they think Obama is going to win. Meanwhile I don’t care. I’m worried about a test I have in two days.
My roommates already lampoon me for being European/British as I have lived overseas more than I have lived in the U.S.. It doesn’t really bother me. Neither does them calling me a whore due to my attitude towards women (and how I seem to be talking to a new one on Skype every time I get on). To me it means I’m doing something right.
What’s funny is that I didn’t vote – and my roommates call me a communist pinko. They ask me if I want my guns taken away. They ask me if I care about the future of the U.S.A.. What if your single vote was the vote that counted? It appears as if not voting is just as bad as voting for the wrong candidate.
They have no idea that nothing will change – for the better.
For my first time in the U.S for election day, I can see that I haven’t missed anything at all.