In a commentary piece published today in World Politics Review, Frida Ghitis says 2008 will no doubt be an eventful year, but she predicts one event will dominate headlines: the U.S. presidential election:
Developments on the ground in Pakistan, on the Iran nuclear front, hurricanes, immigration, the housing market, the value of the dollar — all of it will become fair game for comment and criticism by and about the candidates, everything a new test of political athleticism in the presidential decathlon.
And once again, just as happened four years ago, the rest of the world also will become mesmerized, obsessed with America’s election, analyzing the peculiar spectacle of America’s multibillion dollar democracy, and ruing the fact that only Americans get to choose the man — or woman — who will make decisions that impact all corners of the globe.
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