Wednesday, September 10, 2008


So, I'm feeling we should deny them their fondest wish:
US Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama may be struggling to nudge ahead of his Republican rival in polls at home, but people across the world want him in the White House, a BBC poll said.

All 22 countries covered in the poll would prefer to see Senator Obama elected US president ahead of Republican John McCain.

In 17 of the 22 nations, people expect relations between the US and the rest of the world to improve if Senator Obama wins.

More than 22,000 people were questioned by pollster GlobeScan in countries ranging from Australia to India and across Africa, Europe and South America.

You would think that at least the Brits would have learned from the results of their last experiment interfering in American politics.

Sometimes you gotta wonder if the BBC understands Americans at all...or basic human psychology for that matter?

That's probably way too nuanced for 'em.

UPDATE: Check this out: "The World's Verdict Will Be Harsh if the US Rejects the Man it Yearns For". Give me a freakin' break.

Mark Steyn has this to say:
...having decided to elect him President and Community Organizer-in-Chief, the World will not be happy if those hopelessly parochial Yank knuckledraggers decline to endorse the World's decision as to who should govern them and their ghastly backwater. Already, there are awful mutterings from The Guardian:
The World's Verdict Will Be Harsh If The US Rejects The Man It Yearns For

You mean economic sanctions? Expulsion from the Olympics? Moving the Oscars to Belgium?


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