Back home the political campaigns for the upcoming presidential election are well underway, something I’m not necessarily looking forward to returning to because of all the criticism and hearsay involved. Based on the media coverage I’ve read lately, the intensity of this election is only increasing.
As far as Ghanaians go, any of them who have talked to me about American politics have been fond of President Obama. Billboards show a large image of him pasted beside an equally sized picture of their president, John A. Mills. People wear clothing with his image or sayings such as ‘Obama girl’.
I haven’t seen any Obama pajamas or wine stoppers, but after hearing there were biscuits (aka cookies) named after him I had to see for myself. They weren’t the tastiest, but the packaging was amusing. I was happy his face was only on the wrapper and not the actual snack; that seems unpatriotic to me.