In less than two weeks Americans will be going to the polls to make a decision on behalf of the entire world. At least this is what international folks say. To shed light on what ‘foreigners’ think and feel, Link TV has launched Dear American Voter, a pioneering project in which people from outside the US send video messages to Americans. Here is a cross-section of reactions.
From India, Khadija has one message to the American voters to:
“think about the war in Iraq and try to stop all that is going on there. Bring peace. Bring peace to Iraq and bring peace to all the soldiers who are fighting. Bring peace to their homes. Please stop the war in Iraq.”
Thomas, from Denmark, reminds American voters about their concerns over their economic future – being able to afford a college education, to feed their children, with the rising food prices and houses becoming less affordable for many families.
Pakistani Asma Chaudry says now is the time for America to change its image in South Asian countries and its attitude towards Islam. She explains how in Pakistan, Pakistanis are victims of terrorism and suicide bombers – who are acting against the religion.
Admitting she is a big fan of Democratic candidate Barack Obama, Chaudry's hope are at an all time high that should Obama make it to the Oval Office, he should work on changing the “Bush policy,” stopping the bloodshed and terror lashed out on innocents.
Laiq-Ur-Rehman, another Pakistani, from Islamabad, urges Americas to vote for the candidate who would most make an impact on reducing poverty and hunger and “making this world a heaven.”
More reactions can be found here.