While the election is not ours, and by ours I mean the rest of the world, it’s been impossible to ignore hasn’t it?
Impossible not to form some sort of opinion on?
Here in Ghana, you don’t need be to be highly experienced pollster, futurist, bleeding heart, hawk, wonk or spin doctor to work out who would get the votes in the US election.
Obama is everywhere. Spot bars are named after him, passport photo booths advertise with his face, lurid red, white and blue shirts embalzoned with his image, flags decorating taxis proudly wave Obama, and my personal favourite: school stationery.
When school started for our children, they brought home their new, school supplied pencils, coated in pictures of Ghana’s favourite (overseas) president. And I couldn’t resist a matching Ghana schools exercise book. Don’t you love the expression on Barack and Michelle’s face, “You’re freaking joking! We’ve made the cover of Ghana school books!”.
And while he isn’t our president, this graph from BBC news makes an interesting read:
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