The US elections…

Later this evening, I’ll be at the most significant party in Dublin – the event put on by the American embassy to mark the presidential elections, at which I hope we’ll get some early information on the trends. Whatever way this goes, this election has the whiff of history around it, and even at this remove it is fascinating to observe. In particular, it is wonderful to see the high turn-out. Democracy is a fragile thing, and this election has, I believe, given it a lot of new strength.

I shall report a little more tomorrow on what was said and heard at the event.

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2 Comments on “The US elections…”

  1. Ultan Says:

    I definitely agree that democracy has been strenghtened (some even might say restored) by all that’s great about America. It’s been a fantastic night here in San Francisco with people coming out on to the street to celebrate Obama’s victory and to welcome in the prospect of change and the opportunity to put right many wrongs not just in the U.S. but globally.

    When JFK was shot children in Texas danced in the schools. There’ll be no such dancing afforded tomorrow.

  2. Clare Says:

    I was there too! šŸ™‚ Was an amazing night. Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.

    I’ve been reading and enjoying your blog. Keep up the great work!

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