Al Jazeera is asking the world to vote in a virtual election for the next American president and more specifically they want to know what the world thinks about the candidates for an election whose effects will be felt around the world. The answers may surprise you.

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I’m only sorry I can’t vote for individual who wrote this:

…the remedy for militarism is not a divorce from the world. There is mutual economic dependence among nations, and protectionism can be damaging to everyone. Trade and peaceful engagement must surely be better than political isolationism, which is why I cannot understand Ron Pauls idea to withdraw from the world. There are so many positive lessons and stories to share among nations. This role should be the remit of a revamped and democratic UN as should the rule of law, maintenance of peace and transfer of clean technology for global prosperity and sustainability. This way, we can overcome the ruthlessness of the past, and find common ways for fighting tyranny. Imaginative ideas have no nationality or borders.
Niloufar, Tehran, Iran (excertp from Al Jazeera’s message board)

Breathless…Brooke Trout

Virtual election results