The 2008 U.S. Presidential Race & South Asians / South Asia
For the 2008 presidential race, the South Asian population (approx. three million voters, non-voters, etc) will play a disproportionate role (multiple roles, actually). Watch for stories about efforts to woo the community and its money. Of course, there's no such thing as a single South Asian community, so watching this all play out is going to be fascinating.
On this page, we will track all the SAJAforum items having to do with the race, along with links to the campaigns' outreach efforts and more. Send items to saja[at]columbia.edu.
We are also looking for experts (partisan and non-partisan) on U.S. politics.
SAJAforum category: PREZ RACE
Major posts include:
Listen to 2.5-hour special webcast about what the election results mean for South Asia and South Asian Americans (easily access the sections you are interested in)
India Abroad debate on South Asian issues (watch video)
South Asian election debate in DC (watch video)
Gen. Colin Powell and the story of Kareem Khan
Desi Spotting at the DNC
Desi Spotting at the RNC
Desi Spotting with Joe Biden
Desi spotting with Sarah Palin
Largest survey of Asian American voters
Listen to SAJA Briefing with senior Clinton & Obama supporters, Feb. 28, 2008