Off Topic and political - FAO ATCers in the USA.
Some questions for you. I'm trying to get an american perspective on the presidential election process. Do you look aghast on the selection process for the presidential election as we europeans do? Do you despair that that any of the candidates are considered credible or electable? Yes I know, we europeans have nothing to to feel smug about, but what is going on in the primaries fills me with fear and dread. Do you feel the same way? And there is something I don't understand about the voter registration process; I hear of 'registered' republicans or democrats. What does that imply? Do you have to join the party that you register as supporting or do you state that you are likely to vote for the party? It does sound slightly sinister, as in the UK voter registration is independent of the political party system.
Many thanks in advance for explaining the system to a foreigner.