Being from the Netherlands I’ve watched the USA elections with great interest. I always do as it’s always a big news item here too. Last night we even had non-stop programming about the elections on our national television. It’s quite important for Europe (and the Dutch) to know who the new president will be.
Of course I didn’t really have a preference myself. And I was quite grateful I didn’t have to choose. I’m not a big fan of Mr Obama but Mr Romney wasn’t my favorite either.
It was fun (most of the time) to read all the heated debates and blogs on the Internet. The insults and anger were less fun (but I blogged about that a few weeks ago already) and now it’s interesting to see the jubilations on the one side and the disappointment and doom and gloom on the other side.
The Dutch are facing their own doom and gloom at the moment. Our new government is planning such drastic actions to economize that many people fear there will be nothing left to live on. We are used to a nice, organized system that takes care of many of our problems (Americans would call it “socialism”, lol) but apparently a lot of it is unaffordable now. That came as quite a shock to the nation. We are not used to fend for ourselves … it will have to be a steep learning curve for many of us.
In the meantime … an apple pie is in the oven, vegetable soup is on the stove and, as it’s already dark outside, the lights are on. I’m feeling homey tonight, LOL.
Whatever happens, life is good :)