The U.S. election and Indonesian Obamalove

It’s no surprise that Barack Obama’s childhood connection to Indonesia means that Indonesians feel a special affinity for the president. Indonesians boisterously celebrated Obama’s re-election in November, and several Fulbright English Teaching Assistants joined in the festivites. “On Election Day, two students and I attended a party held by the U.S. Consulate in Medan. Guests…