Apologies for the 12 days of silence, just in case anyone visited this site. Was away on a brief trip to India, in places where internet connectivity was not always available and I have an aversion to cyber cafes.
48 hours remain for the United States to elect a new President. The possibility of the first African-American in the White House is very real (Obama's mother was white, father Kenyan). 25 years separate the ages of Obama and McCain, a real generation gap. Obama purports to be the voice of change accusing McCain of being a Bush clone. McCain derides Obama's lack of experience (compared to himself). Currently Obama leads McCain by 6 points but the race is expected to be tight.
Nepal, of course, counts for little in these guys' politics. I doubt either could place Nepal on the global map without moving their finger all over Asia. Of course both are for freedom and democracy and against authoritarianism of any sort. I hope they (whoever wins) walk the talk when it comes to Nepal.