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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The World Wants Obama!

World wants Obama as president: poll
Posted Tue Sep 9, 2008 10:50pm AEST

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

But look who's getting polled:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Seven years after the Sept. 11 attacks, there is no consensus outside the United States that Islamist militants from al Qaeda were responsible, according to an international poll published Wednesday.

The survey of 16,063 people in 17 nations found majorities in only nine countries believe al Qaeda was behind the attacks on New York and Washington that killed about 3,000 people in 2001.

On average, 46 percent of those surveyed said al Qaeda was responsible, 15 percent said the U.S. government, 7 percent said Israel and 7 percent said some other perpetrator. One in four people said they did not know who was behind the attacks.


Blogger nanc said...

mark 8:36

"For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?"

obama = soulless

or in my case - seek to be unpopular.

9:32 PM  
Blogger John said...

You're not "unpopular," Nanc. You're a community organizer and leader, which, according to the Democrats, qualifies you to be POTUS. :)

4:49 AM  
Blogger Jungle Mom said...

the world can have him...

5:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess the world misses Kofi Anan... someone who'll turn his head provided enough money crosses his desk.

5:57 AM  
Blogger Z said...

Germany loved him that day and our media printed all their raves.
Too bad our media's not been honest enough to print that almost EVERY German politico after the initial blush was off the bloom wrote and published how they really heard nothing new, using 'empty suit' QUITE a bit in the lingering coverage.
OR that the German media (I swear) says "wait, he's a socialist if we're understanding his platform...more like one of our communists..why won't their media call him for what he is?"

mr. Z did a good piece about 3 days ago on this..very good piece, if I may say so. Please check it out, John. I think you'd enjoy it.

I'm with JM/ PLEASE let the world have him. Except then maybe McCain and Palin would have to DEAL with the jerk!?

8:39 AM  
Blogger nanc said...

john - i'm beginning to believe the world is made up of whores!

i didn't mean unpopular in the common sense of the world, i meant unpopular in the best sense!

it's easy to talk the talk, but when it comes to the walk, many fall short, extremely short.

9:17 AM  
Blogger John said...

Guilty as charged.

But I'm just an observer, not a paragon.

9:09 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

I don't want what the world thinks is best. I want what is best for this ain't Obama.

5:56 AM  

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