November 8th, 2012
Almost every day for a week leading to the United States (US) presidential election, there were programmes and discussions on the radio and television about who was the best candidate for the President of the United States of America.
After hearing one particular caller become irate on a radio programme because of a disagreement regarding Barack Obama’s tenure in office, and what he achieved as President, I asked myself- Why are so many Jamaicans amped about the US election?
According to Political Analyst, Dr Hume Johnson “the economic and humanitarian assistance to small developing nations, including Jamaica, will not change, no matter who occupies the White House”, and this is also the opinion of almost every local interest group in Jamaica.
Therefore, why were so many Jamaicans passionate about the US Elections, if it will not change anything for Jamaica? If you were zealous about a specific candidate winning, tell us why. Go ahead and have your say…