See our coverage from
earlier in the campaign:
Teens at a Hartford
rally for Barack Obama: (left to right) Abigail Oliveras, Devin
Smith, Theresa Govert, Amanda Smith, all from East Haddam, Conn.
When Hurricane Katrina smashed ashore in
2005, Louisiana teen Samantha Perez started writing about the
storm that washed away much of her old life. Her journal,
chronicled in the pages of The Tattoo, is all online at
Read it for an eye-opening and intensely personal look into the
eye of the worst storm in recent history.
Katie Grosser (Germany):
Generally, I would say I am interested in politics. As a young
American living abroad in Germany, I want our country to be led by people who
know what they are doing.
like these people to somehow find a way to end the financial crisis. I’d like
them to improve America’s image oversees. I’d like them to finish the job in
Afghanistan and Iraq properly. I’d like them to take global warming seriously
and finally sign the Kyoto Protocol – and I would love them to be able to handle
a crisis as well as Bill Pullman in Independence Day, or Harrison Ford in
Air Force One.
when I received my absentee ballot, I went over everything I know about John
McCain and Barack Obama and realized that, truth be told, it was not much.
Eugenia Durante (Italy):
I’ve been asking my friends about
the U.S. presidential election for ages, and all
this time, they’ve given just one name as an
answer: Barack Obama.
Sarah Heath (Tennessee, USA):
This is an election that will go
down in American history. If U.S. Senator Barack
Obama wins, he will become the first African
American president, and if Senator John McCain
wins, his running mate Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin
will become the first woman vice-president.
Brice Birdsall (Oregon, USA):
How do you make the right
choice when selecting a presidential candidate
to control your life for the next four years?
You could listen to the debates
or compare your values, but for me, it is so
much more than politics.
Rebecca Baylis (Australia):
Today, as I was
listening to the radio on the way to my morning
lecture, I heard of the latest plan to take the
life of Barack Obama – in his final week of
campaigning for the U.S. presidency.
You may ask why a
19-year-old Australian would care about the
forerunner in this American election. Why should
I care? Why should I take such an interest in
the possible assassination of the presidential
Why should I be concerned with
who the next person is to claim possession of
the White House?
Well, it’s simple, really. The
history of the United States of America is the
history of us all. Full Article
Tamari Miller and Jason Lofters (Jamaica) :
As the U.S. presidential election
comes to a head, there is excitement stirring among many young Jamaicans over
the prospect of a victory by Sen. Barack Obama.
interviews, teenagers in the Jamaican parishes of Clarendon, St. Mary and St.
Catherine in essence expressed the same views.
Quite a few
Jamaican teenagers are buying into Obama’s message of change.
States voters will decide who they want to lead them out of their crises and
into the prosperity the future holds.
not have a say in their decision but they surely will be affected by it.
Whatever the results though, many teenagers in Jamaicans support Obama.
16, of Clarendon, emphatically said Obama will win the election on Tuesday.
If Obama wins,
“it would prove that the world has finally moved past racial segregation,” said
Hooper, an 11th grade
student at Cornwall College High School.
Alex Patrikios (Australia):
It's been a campaign season of
teenage pregnancies, Oprah, a plumber named Joe (who isn’t even
a plumber), dancing competitions on Ellen, beige pantsuits,
Colin Powell crossing-but-not-really-crossing the floor, a
pro-drilling beauty queen, fundamentalist Christian rants and
hefty haute couture bills.
Some people like watching cricket or tennis, but to me, American
politics is the very best kind of spectator sport.Full
Edrees Kakar (Afghanistan):
Although I have the solid belief that politics are always
unpredictable and politicians often unbelievable, when there are
choices on the table, it is still possible to differentiate
between candidates and pick the best one.
Since the United
States of America is one of the biggest nations in the world,
with economic and political dominance all around the globe,
people everywhere are watching its upcoming presidential
election with interest.
Mariechen Puchert (South Africa):
think that with our own presidential elections
looming, South Africans would be to busy to
occupy themselves with the goings-on of the
American presidential elections. It turns out
you would be wrong.