LifeLaurie Mitchell

U.S. Election 2016: The View from Abroad

LifeLaurie Mitchell
U.S. Election 2016: The View from Abroad
 
 

The world doesn't need another blogger griping about the 2016 U.S. election, so I'll keep this short.  This time last week I was scrambling to figure out where to go after my 90 days were up in Sweden on November 2nd, and returning to the U.S. in the final week of the election was as appealing to me as going to the Soviet Vostok Station in Antarctica.  Call me a worry wart, but I was a teensy bit scared of violent eruptions by disgruntled voters.  Also, I did not want to endure extra man-handling by TSA or face possible travel restrictions.  So I came to Croatia and couldn't be happier, because unlike the rest of Europe, I don't get the feeling that Croatia is very concerned about obsessively following every Trump/Clinton election scandal.  (This is much unlike Sweden, which couldn't get enough of the petty drama.)  I do admit that it was fascinating to talk with Europeans about Hillary vs. Donald, and their unanimous reaction was horror at the thought of Donald as president; interestingly, no one expressed reservations about Hillary as president. 

With the polls hours away from closing in the U.S., I haven't decided if I'll stay up and watch the results come in or if I'll just wake up tomorrow to the announcement.  Either way, I'm pretty confident in predicting the outcome: Another eight years of a Clinton in the White House.