Ever since watching the 1960 documentary Primary about the Primary election between JFK and Hubert Humphrey I have thought about making an election documentary.
And this year seemed like the time to do it.
As an American living in London what interested me most was the amount of non-Americans I kept running into who were active and engaged in this presidential race.
When I began this blog a few weeks ago I really wanted it to be a place where Britons could come to find out what Americans on the ground were thinking and feeling, and where Americans could come to find out what motivates foreign nationals to come to our shores and volunteer campaign.
What I'm realising is this election means as many things to as many people I ask. On the ground the economy has overshadowed issues like the war in Iraq and abortion. But for people abroad I suspect foreign policy is still the biggest concern.
I'm interested in hearing from more Americans and more non-Americans so please send me an email if you'd like your opinions to be featured on the blog.
Also most non-Americans I meet support Barack Obama. Are there any out there who support McCain?
In the meantime here are two more websites I've come across which may shine more light on America's place in the world.