The U.S. Presidential election is over, and tens of millions of Americans were involved but it is a good bet few had as focused and up-front a look at this process as a dozen journalists, mostly from Asia and the Pacific, who studied the election under the Center’s Jefferson Fellowship program.
These journalists visited factories, union halls, depressed and upscale neighborhoods, campaign headquarters and political activists of every stripe. They had a chance to see Republican Sarah Palin and Democrat Barack Obama up close, in Rust Belt rallies during the closing days of the campaign.
For a look of some of their observations and commentaries and blogs, reported around the world, look:
And there’s a lot more. Check previous posts and watch here for more on how the world sees the US. Presidential election.