Elections in the US matter elsewhere. I was called a radical in 2004 for suggesting that Iraqis should also vote for the US Presidential Election. And now, as we get closer to to another election, it's only fair that Afghans and Iranians - the former especially - should have a right to views, if not the right to vote.
Here are a couple of videos of recent street interviews from Kabul and Tehran.
There are some hilarious statements, especially from Tehran. Check the Persian carpet-seller who supports McCain because he looks fit to be president whereas Obama is merely talk and celebrity looks. And many young Iranians like Obama because Obama is not too different from "U-ba-ma", which roughly translates to "He is with us."
But the best comes from one of the Tehran respondents who asks: "George Bush isn't running again, is he?"