Last week, with the election of Barack Obama as the 44th US President - The sales of Newspapers went up, such that there were NO MORE PAPERS!!!
Why the extra copies?
People are keeping the newspapers as momentos, as this was a historic moment: The First African American US President.
Many just want to cherish the moment, and they just kept the newspapers!
Newspapers anticipated some extra demand, but they underestimated. The New York Times had printed 35 percent more than the usual number of copies for individual sale on Wednesday, an increase of about 150,000. Later, it printed 75,000 more.
As a Singaporean observer, it has been interesting to realize that America is truly a place where dreams can come true!
Hey! Who would have thought that a black man can actually become the most powerful man in the world!
Watching Obama galvanize a nation to such levels, has also made us active followers of the whole Presidential Campaign. Maybe someday, Singapore will have such a Campaign as well.
Before I go, check out these Videos. This was done on the last week of elections (Inspiring: I also want to vote!)
This reaction from the South Park Series is quite funny: