Friday, February 15, 2008

The view from Dublin..

What amazes me on this visit to Dublin is the level of interest in the American Presidential Election. And everyone seems familar with all the details of the contest.

Last time I visited Dublin (December '07) there was lots of pro-Clinton sentiment. I attributed this to the fact that President Bill Clinton has played a most constructive role in helping resolve the Northern Ireland conflict. This time the sentiment seems to be pro-Obama. Some of this has to do with the belief that he'll usher in a new foreign policy.

As I indicated above, people on this island are following the American election very closely. Many watch the latest updates on American cable television networks. We are really becoming a global village!