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21. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1384 posts) 8y

Quoting Isadora

Q stated: Aren't we a shallow society that even cares about the colour of the president's skin or their gender.

Yes, we are ...., until it has happened once.

If Barrack would become president, no one could care less if some other black guy* or woman would run in 2012/2016 etc. If Clinton would become president, no would care less if a woman would run in 2012/2016 etc. Then we would be anxiously awaiting for the first black woman to become president, the first gay president, and the first Latino president.

  • yes I know that Jesse Jackson ran, but I mean really run, and really having a shot to become president. With all respect, Jesse was/is too much a in your face kind of guy, to ever made a chance.

Herr Bert
(still wonders why a monkey could became president, before a woman, a black, a gay or un latino)

22. Posted by sapphyre (Respected Member 418 posts) 8y

Just to share some hilarious stats from my paper yesterday...

They polled 60 students in Singapore aged 15-26 and this is what they got

3 said Obama is a woman, 11 didn't know his gender.
5 said Obama and Osama are brothers, 18 weren't sure of the answer.
7 thought Hillary and Bill Clinton are siblings, 6 didn't know the answer. One or two thought Bill was Hillary's father, some even thought Hillary is a man..

Actually maybe I should be crying...

23. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 8y

I have to admit that I dont know much about Singapore politics so I have no right to laugh at that poll.

24. Posted by sapphyre (Respected Member 418 posts) 8y

Quoting Mel.

I have to admit that I dont know much about Singapore politics so I have no right to laugh at that poll.

But consider the position of US vs Singapore in the world, plus the US presidential race is closely watched nearly everywhere in the world and there're a few articles everyday in our papers and news.

25. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1837 posts) 8y

Quoting sapphyre

Just to share some hilarious stats from my paper yesterday...

They polled 60 students in Singapore aged 15-26 and this is what they got

3 said Obama is a woman, 11 didn't know his gender.
5 said Obama and Osama are brothers, 18 weren't sure of the answer.
7 thought Hillary and Bill Clinton are siblings, 6 didn't know the answer. One or two thought Bill was Hillary's father, some even thought Hillary is a man..

Actually maybe I should be crying...

They must be asking those who are studying in D class

26. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1837 posts) 8y

Quoting sapphyre

But consider the position of US vs Singapore in the world, plus the US presidential race is closely watched nearly everywhere in the world and there're a few articles everyday in our papers and news.

Try to ask them to predict which club is going to win the English Premier League this season.... I am sure they will give efficient answers.

[ Edit: Edited on Jan 15, 2008, at 4:21 AM by opospa ]

27. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

Quoting sapphyre

Just to share some hilarious stats from my paper yesterday...

They polled 60 students in Singapore aged 15-26 and this is what they got

3 said Obama is a woman, 11 didn't know his gender.
5 said Obama and Osama are brothers, 18 weren't sure of the answer.
7 thought Hillary and Bill Clinton are siblings, 6 didn't know the answer. One or two thought Bill was Hillary's father, some even thought Hillary is a man..

Actually maybe I should be crying...

If they polled 60 15-26 year old US students, they'd probably get th same answers. Who's got the box of Kleenex??

28. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 8y

Quoting Mel.

I have to admit that I dont know much about Singapore politics so I have no right to laugh at that poll.

That was my thought, too - if the shoe were on the other foot, I doubt American students (or students outside Singapore in general, I guess) would know all that much about Singapore politics.

Besides, this isn't the U.S. election - it's the election of party leaders. It's so odd - here, our parties elect their own leaders. We just sit by the tv and watch...

29. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

Quoting tway

Besides, this isn't the U.S. election - it's the election of party leaders. It's so odd - here, our parties elect their own leaders. We just sit by the tv and watch...

It's not actually the party leaders that are being choosen but each party's Presidential candidate. Yes, there is a difference as each party does have a "party leader" (aka chairman) also. At present, Howard Dean is the Democratic party chairman while Mike Duncan holds the chair for the Republicans.

Personally, I think they should just put them all in a ring and let them duke it out in Celebrity Knockdown style. It would be more entertaining and we wouldn't have to listen to the "You suck! No, you suck!" rhetoric for months on end. I'm all for genuine debates and issue discussions but it's really more of a beauty pageant and a spindoctor's dream. But, I digress...

30. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 8y

Quoting Isadora

Personally, I think they should just put them all in a ring and let them duke it out in Celebrity Knockdown style. It would be more entertaining and we wouldn't have to listen to the "You suck! No, you suck!" rhetoric for months on end. I'm all for genuine debates and issue discussions but it's really more of a beauty pageant and a spindoctor's dream. But, I digress...

Well I'm waiting for the "America's Next Top Political Leader" reality based TV show where the candidates compete in tasks like kissing babies and starting wars. "I'm sorry Mrs. Clinton, but you won't be leading this nation into the 21st century".