So I got a new phone (more on this in a sec) and called in to get it activated. While waiting for the system to load something or other, the phone tech was chatting to me about the election. When I mentioned that I was for Obama, he said, "Oh, me too! I'm really hoping he wins, and in fact I'm taking the day off of work tomorrow!". I found out later that this fellow lives in the Philippines (where he works in an overseas call center). This is truly an election with international significance.