Tagesarchiv: September 6, 2009

Note on the German election campaign

Last year, the German public followed the 2008 US presidential election with a lot of enthusiasm. When Barack Obama delivered his speech at the Victory Column in Berlin last July, the US campaign trail even seemed closer to us than our own politics, and the German public was fascinated by the US presidential election campaign. Many – including myself – watched the election night till the next morning. Only three weeks ahead of our own election which will decide if Angela Merkel will remain in office, the German election campaign is arousing little passion among voters, and many Germans are rather bored [NYT]. Weiterlesen