The U.S. presidential candidate debates have started this last week. Living overseas, however, I have already received and sent off my absentee ballot.
I want a president who:
- won’t cut funding for the arts and humanities (or public broadcasting and public transportation):
- upholds and continues healthcare reform:
- won’t insult our allies by being stupid:
Considering I have three pre-existing conditions that require medical treatment, I work in museums, and have a strong interest in the U.S.’s international relations (being as I live overseas), these three issues are important to me. As are fair pay, women’s health, improving public education, and subsidizing higher education, among others. In short, I want the candidate who will be the president of a country I can actually live in, with a job and health care, should I move back to my home country in the next couple of years.
If not, well, then I’m better off staying in Europe for a while longer. I hope I will be able to. (Job and visa circumstances permitting.)
(This will probably be my one and only blog post on the American Presidential Election. I hope you enjoyed it.)