2012-10-30               The US Elections

This time next week, on November 6, Americans will decide if they want President Obama or President Romney. What Americans really need is President Common Sense in choosing a leader. Surely there's a better way than spending several years and more than one billion US dollars on choosing someone for the White House.

This time four years ago I read Obama's books: Dreams from My Father and The Audacity of HopeEspecially in the second book Obama reflects on many shortcomings about politics in the US. I was staggered to learn that speeches in the Senate are made to an empty room.
Senate members rarely show up to listen to each other.

The US is an extreme example of how politics has degenerated in recent decades in most parts of the world. It's now more and more not about issues like unemployment, poverty, inflation etc, but rather all about getting power and keeping power. Instead of fighting issues like unemployment, politicians now spend most of their time and energy fighting each other

May the example of people who put their country and its issues first not be forgotten. People like Sun yat-sen, Mohandas Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Julius Nyerere, Martin Luther King and Aung San Suu Kyi