I was out the whole day yesterday at back to back meetings till 10pm. I missed out on all the US elections excitement on TV.
With our own national elections coming up anytime, there's much we can learn from the US elections, both the good and the bad - from media coverage and the way the candidates campaigned, to how funds were raised.
The 2012 presidential campaign was the most expensive in US history - over two billion US dollars spent on campaign ads, rallies and parties! At a time when US unemployment remains at close to 8%, even a fraction of that astronomical sum could have been put to better use.
All that money, and in the end NOTHING much has changed. Obama remains in the White House, and Congress remains in gridlock with the Republicans in control of the House of Representatives and the Democrats the Senate.
Obladi Obama, life goes on, brah
La la how the life goes on...