Thursday, September 01, 2005

The Associate Democrats Abroad Germany

When I searched for "Rick Santorum" on technorati, the fourth blog I found was called the "Associate Democrats Abroad Germany". Apparently the organization consists of foreign teenagers who "associate" with the Democratic Party. The blogger, Chris Brown, says that he is chairman of the organization but that his blog is actually independent and "does not represent the views of ADAG".

Chris Brown sounds like an American abroad, identifying with the party he will eventually belong to. However, when I went to the official website of the group, all the names sounded pretty German. You decide for yourselves.

However, it is interesting that these German students (or in the case of the picture, Dutch students) decided to take such an active role in American politics. Perhaps these kids are simply pragmatic Europeans who understand that the elections that mean the most are those that take place in the most powerful country in the world. However, that's impressive. I used to live in France and I didn't keep up with U.S politics at all during that time. Of course, it's easier to keep up with American politics in countries like Germany or the Netherlands, where most people speak English.


At 11:29 AM, Blogger Chris Brown said...

Democrats Abroad is a group of adult Democtats oversias. The "Associate" thing in my groups name is to show that we are under 18 and therefore under Democrats Abroad rules cannot be official members but can be associate members. The Chairman of Democrats Abroad Worldwide meets with all the other state and territorial heads at the Democratic Party. We Democrats Abroad get 7 Delegates at the Democratic Convention and the Republicans have an abroad grup,but do not allow those under 18 to be members. The people in Democrats Abroad are either in the American military overseas, work for the American military overseas (as in the case of my parents, who are Dodds teahers) or work for an international company overseas.

At 11:29 AM, Blogger Chris Brown said...

Overseas, not oversias.

At 11:31 AM, Blogger Chris Brown said...

teachers, not thahers

At 11:32 AM, Blogger Chris Brown said...

Sorry, my spelling is not that imprssive. What I meant by saying that we are not endorsed by Democrats Abroad is that just our website is not.

At 11:36 AM, Blogger Chris Brown said...

The reason some have German names is because some of the woemen are married to Germans, but you have to be an Amercan Citizen to be a Member.

At 11:39 AM, Blogger Chris Brown said...


At 11:41 AM, Blogger Chris Brown said...

Despite my spelling mistakes that might suggest that I am German, I go to an american military (dodds) School, and so does every other member.

At 11:42 AM, Blogger Chris Brown said...

Member of the
"associate" branch, I mean.


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