When I watch the American elections I get a taste of what it must be like to be disenfranchised. Here is a government that almost has more influence over my wallet than my own, and definitely has more influence on my country going to war than my own, yet I have no influence over it. I have no vote. I have no politicians trying to buy or scare me. I have no politicians who are scared of me.

Six billion-odd other people share my same predicament: onlookers in the most important election in the world. So I have a simple request of those Americans who have not yet voted, and who are not locked in the quagmire of partisanship; please keep the rest of us in mind when you vote. Americans love extolling their position as number one, well, that comes with a certain amount of responsibility.