Text after text was coming in to my phone while I sat in a room with nine other newcomers to Hong Kong. I was the only American, and I was on the edge of my seat thinking and worrying about the election outcome. Finally, I had to apologize to the group for not being polite and monitoring texts, and that I was getting news of the election from the states. Everyone immediately wanted to know what was happening. The group was made up of German, Colombian, Australian, Trinidad and Canadian . Most have lived in several other places in the world before Hong Kong. The main question they had was; “how could anyone vote for Romney in American?” From their perspective, the choice was very clear and a Romney presidency would be very bad, not only for the US, but for the world. When I received the test from my sister “OMG..WE WON!!!!!” I happily relayed the message to an approving group.