Among non-American ex-pats, it appears to be a mixed bag. People seem to fall into three camps:
1. Those who care a lot. In the past 12 hours, people in this group have been posting on facebook about how late they stayed up tracking the elections, and congratulating America for a job well done. This group sees who the U.S. President is as important to global policy, including the tone of international discourse.
2. Those who care, but only for America's sake. This group tends to think the entire Republican party is bat-shit crazy. When the elections come up in conversation, they give the Americans sympathetic looks and offer up their home countries as residence options should Romney win.
3. Those who don't really care. This group doesn't really think who the U.S. President is matters much to the world, and doesn't have much interest in talking about the elections. One friend of mine has a blanket policy o
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I have worked in economic policy and research in Washington, D.C. and Ghana. My husband and I recently moved to Guyana, where I am working for the Ministry of Finance. I like riding motorcycle, outdoor sports, foreign currencies, capybaras, and having opinions.