Friday, March 30, 2012

Icelanders interested in U.S. elections

A lot of Icelanders have asked me questions about the upcoming U.S. elections, the ongoing debates, and the meaning behind them.  It is quite flattering to know of the interest that many Icelanders have shown in our democracy, especially during presidential elections when political debates are vigorous and when many voices in the U.S. express their views forcefully.  I tell my interlocutors that many Americans overseas take advantage of absentee ballots to make their voices heard and that our Embassy is ready to facilitate voting by American expatriates.  As for the elections, many of us are watching with interest the ongoing primaries and look forward to the national conventions when candidates are officially anointed and the national campaign begins in earnest.  Stay tuned.