The American constituency is feeling dejected, and the blame is being pointed squarely at Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and their respective political platforms.
Never before have American voters been subject to such vitriol and mud slinging as in the current electoral campaign to succeed President Barack Obama. Suddenly, the good people of the United States are yearning for the candidates of yesteryear, who may have been imperfect but at least had the decency of showing decorum and respect for voters.
The U.S. electoral system has become the laughingstock of democracies around the world. Analysts are wondering whether it would be a good idea to call up the Organization of American States so that international observers can monitor what is left of the campaign; some proposals call for a team from Costa Rica, the oldest continuous democracy in Latin America and a very peaceful nation, to observe the polls.
Thankfully, Americans have great friends such as Canada, a country that shares deep cultural ties with the U.S. Watching from afar, Canadians are naturally aghast at the current electoral campaign, but they also believe that their friends to the south deserve much better.
Canadians, like Mexicans and many other nationalities across the Americas, like and respect the U.S. They believe that the electorate has gotten a raw deal based on pure negativity that has gone stale. The well-meaning slogan of the Trump campaign, Make America Great Again, has gone sour. When did America stop being great?
The Garden, an up-and-coming internet marketing agency based in Canada, has come up with a great idea to lift up the indomitable American spirit. The Garden has put its online marketing expertise to great use by creating a Twitter campaign titled “Tell America It’s Great.” What started out as a blog post and a Twitter hashtag has moved many Canadians to take advantage of digital video so that they can explain why they think America will always be great.
Thus far, the Twitter response has been incredible. Canadians are generally known to be nice people, and this outpouring of gratitude for American society stands to have a great effect on the psyche of U.S. voters.
With thousands of Canadians paying compliments to American accomplishments that the entire world can be proud of, warm feelings are unfolding on Twitter. U.S. voters are chiming in with gratitude for the campaign, and friendship between the nationalities is being felt. Canadians and people from around the world are watching the U.S. election, but they are interested in the American people, not in their feuding leaders.