Q&A: Students Comment on Election 2008
Rachel Weston (on far
right) poses with fellow JYA students on Omaha Beach, Normandy.
did you spend election night?
Rachel Weston: I
spent election night on the couch watching the French television
coverage as well as
coverage on the computer. I initially went to a party being
hosted by members of the Democratic Party here in Paris,
but there was an enormous crowd and a line that was moving
quite slowly, so a couple of my friends came home with me
to watch the election coverage from there. We were up
all night long.
would you describe the interest in the presidential election
where you are?
CG: There was
definietly a lot of interest in the elections here. My host
parents often talked to me about the upcoming elections and
I saw headlines in the papers each day dealing with them.
The reaction was overwhelmingly in favor of Obama's win.
Everyone I know, both French and American, was incredibly
you vote by absentee ballot? When did you send that in?
CG: I did vote
by absentee ballot, and I sent it in three or so weeks before