Our news keeps covering the elections in America but refuse to explain what it is you guys are voting for. I think our political systems differ a bit. We have a Two party preferred basis.

I was wondering the following,
This Obama and Hillary are in the same party right?
And they are trying to become the head of the party?
Whoever becomes the head of the party has a shot at running for the presidency in a different election right?

Its all really confusing. Can someone explain it too me please.
My confusion and assumptions (which lead to more confusion) are driving me insane.

Are the republicans also campaigning?
Also what does it mean if they win in a state. Do they tally it up and whoever had the most states wins in the end?

To me its seems like it costs a lot more than it should.
Also I am pretty sure Mr Bush is out after this term right? So when will we have a new President, and can we try democrat this time?
I say 'we' cause your presidents have a tendency to run the planet.

Edited by Artic Warrior (01/21/08 07:56 PM)