I said in my last post that I felt foreign opinion on Australian politics was meaningless, so I'll restrict my comments on the American election to the most general terms. Sometimes elections are close because both sides have inspiring energising platforms. And sometimes elections are close because the electorate has great difficulty getting excited about either candidate. This American election reminds me of the last Australian election--except with voluntary voting! How is democracy meant to work when most people aren't interested? I haven't a clue...But it is a bit sad when you consider how important the issues are.