Welcome to PatsFans.com

Who loves our presidential election marathon? Norwegians

Discussion in 'Political Discussion' started by weswelker#83, May 7, 2008.

  1. weswelker#83

    weswelker#83 In the Starting Line-Up

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2007
    Messages:
    4,540
    Likes Received:
    9
    Ratings:
    +12 / 0 / -0

    Norwegians are obsessed with U.S. Presidential campaign trivia, says Wegger Chr. Strommen, Norway's Ambassador to the U.S.
    "You are actually very good at democracy"
    "You actually let everyone have an opinion. 'McCain is an idiot.' 'Hillary can't be President.' 'Obama is inexperienced.' There's something very impressive about that.""I'm not sure you should have an election like this every year," he adds with a knowing smile. "But for the rest of the world, it portrays the United States in a very good angle."

    http://www.crosscut.com/blog/2008-e...ur presidential election marathon Norwegians/
     
    Last edited: May 7, 2008
  2. otis p. driftwood

    otis p. driftwood Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2008
    Messages:
    5,271
    Likes Received:
    4
    Ratings:
    +4 / 0 / -0

    I thought the rest of the world hated us?
     
  3. weswelker#83

    weswelker#83 In the Starting Line-Up

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2007
    Messages:
    4,540
    Likes Received:
    9
    Ratings:
    +12 / 0 / -0


    Have you ever followed an european presidential election ?


    It's another level , that's all i can say.
     
  4. Wildo7

    Wildo7 Totally Full of It

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2007
    Messages:
    8,878
    Likes Received:
    35
    Ratings:
    +47 / 16 / -3

    I'm actually very confused by this article. What the hell is this guy talking about? Does Norway not have freedom of speech now? Are they not a democracy?
     
  5. IcyPatriot

    IcyPatriot ------------- PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    39,873
    Likes Received:
    596
    Ratings:
    +1,463 / 34 / -28

    #87 Jersey

    It's more like gossip isn't it?
     
  6. Wildo7

    Wildo7 Totally Full of It

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2007
    Messages:
    8,878
    Likes Received:
    35
    Ratings:
    +47 / 16 / -3

    I can speak to the UK elections being far less gossipy than the American elections.
     
  7. wistahpatsfan

    wistahpatsfan Pro Bowl Player

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2005
    Messages:
    15,675
    Likes Received:
    11
    Ratings:
    +13 / 0 / -1

    #75 Jersey

    Is that guy any relation to Marty Feldman?

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

Share This Page

unset ($sidebar_block_show); ?>