My girlfriend asked me round tomorrow night, to watch “the election”. But they won’t even start counting votes till dawn, I objected. Remember the time difference? Oh, something will be happening, she said. We’re staying up all night anyway. Of course I’ll go. I’ll bring beer, talk politics and bemoan the situation. Our futures depend on this too. Lost innocence, we can no longer pretend otherwise. In Denmark anti-Americanism has become a safer topic for dinner party conversation than the weather, or football. At least everyone agrees.
I’ve never before heard of Norwegians gathering to watch the US election.