I won't vote for Obama or McCain

vote.jpgI won’t be voting for either of the main candidates in the US Election.

Of course, being an Australian living in Australia, I’m not actually eligible to vote.

There are over 6 billion people in the world who have no say in who will become the United States President, but considering that whoever takes up residence in the White House will become the most powerful man on the planet, the choice still has an effect on every country around the globe.

So what if everyone could vote? It would seem that Obama would be heading to the top job in a landslide result.

At the site If the World Could Vote you can choose your preferred candidate from anywhere in the world.

At the time of posting, the statistics have Obama leading McCain 667,472 votes to 99,226. That’s 87.1% for Obama and just 12.9% for McCain. Votes have been collected from over 200 countries.

It seems that while the USA is still deciding who should live in Washington, the rest of the world has made a very clear choice of who they’d prefer already.

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Rodney Olsen

Rodney is a husband, father, cyclist, blogger and podcaster from Perth Western Australia.

He previously worked in radio for about 25 years but these days he spends his time at Compassion Australia, working towards releasing children from poverty in Jesus' name.

The views he expresses here are his own.

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  • I live far from NYC and the voters there determine who will get the 31 electoral votes from NY. So in reality, my vote didn’t count either šŸ™

    Sadly, I don’t think that the rest of the world will be happy with the USA even if Obama wins.

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