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  1. weswelker#83

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    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/
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    I thought the rest of the world hated us?
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    Have you ever followed an european presidential election ?


    It's another level , that's all i can say.
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    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?
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    #87 Jersey

    It's more like gossip isn't it?
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    I can speak to the UK elections being far less gossipy than the American elections.
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    Is that guy any relation to Marty Feldman?

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