View Full Version : Importance of foreign opinions
10-22-2004, 02:07 PM
I noticed something in France, and I guess it must be the same in other European and World countries: Most of people have their opinion on the US elections subject. I often hear my friends say "Oh I would vote for kerry. Bush is an asshole." Or, "yeah WE must vote for Kerry" Whereas they're french. It's like everybody's opinion cares. But this is not the point if a 14 years old french kid wants to vote for Kerry. I mean that only Major Americans can make the decision. It would be easier that's true if world's citizen could vote. But they cannot. Yet, I think opinions all over the world can influence American's votes.
What's your foreigner from america's opinion about this?
_I hope I havn't make enormous language mistakes. Sorry if I had_
10-22-2004, 02:10 PM
i want clinton in the US government!
10-22-2004, 02:14 PM
face it, the only people that matter in the american elections should be the american people. its aok for other people to have their opinion, but it shouldnt affect what happens here regardless (tho i too dislike bush greatly, and i know most europeans prolly do as well). how would you like it if some chump from ohio or wherever decided to tell you who you should vote for?
10-22-2004, 05:20 PM
That's true, but at the end of the day, the choice of American president affects all of us to some extent. I think Bush is a moron who's caused a whole heap of crap for my country (the UK) and many others, as well as breeding terrorism and turning allies against the US.
Still, I'm not American, and I can't vote, but I still think people from other countries should be able to give their views on it.
10-22-2004, 05:25 PM
Your opinion certainly counts. Although if anyone could vote in any foreign elections, you'd you'd be thanking the state of Texas for electing Jean-Marie Le Pen as your president.
et Il n'y a pas de besoin pour une excuses, tu parle la mieux anglais que la majority des latino-américains dans mon pays.
10-22-2004, 05:55 PM
Heh heh you said Latin-American.
10-23-2004, 12:27 AM
i want clinton in the US government!
*giggle* I thought the same
10-23-2004, 03:46 AM
sure ..he brought profit ...what the fuck americans want more?
10-23-2004, 03:48 AM
I wouldn't want Clinton in power.
Everyone should show their opinion. The more the merrier they say. Bush and co. should know that it's not just heads of state he is dealing with, but also the voting base for these heads and he has to satisfy them as well.
10-23-2004, 08:13 AM
Il n'y a pas de besoin pour une excuses, tu parle la mieux anglais que la majority des latino-américains dans mon pays.
lol thak u dude. in fact I know I kick asses when I speak or write in English. that's just to seem modest :D
10-23-2004, 01:46 PM
90% of the danish people would vote against Bush.
i think theres a lot foreign countries who'd vote against bush if just could...after all,america can affect any of us with their actions. i still think its exaggeration that others than americans should vote for american elections...but strong expressing of opinion could give amercians something to think of about who to vote for..ok,worldwide demonstrations dont affect people in charge and make them stop a war or whatever,people's opinion doesn't count (ironic its called democracy) but maybe it can affect opinions of american people...i dunno,too bad so many are so deeply sinked into patriotism they can't take any critic or questioning from anyone
10-25-2004, 12:28 PM
I don't think people from other contries should vote for the American election even if it affects us... It's their president and not ours... even if the president should not to get mixed up in other people's business ( not sure if it's how you say that in English). I wouldn't really like that people from other countries voted for the new prem minister in Canada last year... but I guess no one cared lol. I think that all the people I know would vote for Kerry.
10-26-2004, 12:28 PM
Our current president doesn't seem to give a shit about that.
i think people in the whole world should be interested in american politics
because american presidents are always interested in other countries
just look at the bush family, they love iraq i think
10-26-2004, 01:42 PM
It's so difficult to tell when people are being either sarcastic or just stupid.
its difficult to find people that understand sarcasm :rolleyes:
10-28-2004, 02:56 PM
none of my mates would vote bush if we were american! when bush ruined iraq why wasnt that called terrorism?!
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