You may have noticed that I'm taking a break today from writing about the primaries. What is there to say? Mississippi has a large African American Democratic population, and Barack Obama is well ahead in the polls. We'll just wait and see what happens today.
I'd rather tell you about a new website that I stumbled upon, called Voices without Votes. It's a joint project of Reuters news service and Global Voices, and it is basically a portal to blogs around the world writing about American politics. No matter who is elected to the White House next fall, they will have a tall order in front of them to repair the damage down to our international reputation. Make no doubt about it: the rest of the world is watching this election cycle, anxious to see just how idiotic the American people can be. Remember their disbelief when "we" re-elected G.W.?
Bloggers from Haiti, Peru, China, Iran, Bangladesh, Canada, Iraq, Egypt, Somalia, Yemen, Azerbaijan, Australia, Colombia, Venezuela. The world is watching ... and waiting.
UPDATE: Another great website that was down for a while but is now back up and even better than before is Hometown Baghdad. If you're not familiar with it, I encourage you to check it out to see what life is like in Baghdad today. Especially since March 19 will mark six years since the the war in Iraq began.