Wednesday, October 17, 2012
U.S. speakers demystify the U.S. electoral system
We welcomed Rick Ridder and Bob Carpenter, two seasoned political strategists and consultants, who came to Iceland to share their expertise on the U.S. electoral system. With each representing one of our two main political parties, Rick and Bob met with a broad range of Icelanders (students, teachers, media representatives, business leaders, and elected officials) to explain the U.S. electoral system with a natural focus on the U.S. presidential elections. Many of our Icelandic friends welcomed the opportunity to discuss the elections and the current state of play. We were flattered to know that so many Icelanders care and pay attention to what happens in the United States.