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World wants Obama as president: poll

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posted on Sep, 9 2008 @ 05:27 PM
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It is not a question whether or not the rest of the world is inferior or superior. The question is what the impact has been, and still is, of the policies of the current Leader/Government of the US on the rest of the world.

You will find that the impact has been negative, or at least Perceived as negative. What the US President does is felt across the world. It has been like that this past century, if not longer. Many of the US Policies, be they internal or external, does impact the world directly.

The most obvious one being the War on Terror. Many countries in the world have sent troops to aid the US (as the US has done for others in the past) and many countries have lost soldiers and tax payers' money, which always hurts.

I think that the current Leader of the US has damaged the image of the United States and reduced its standing in the world from a Wise, Strong, Powerful and Proud Nation to a Dumb, Bullying, Greedy and Arrogant one. From Wise to Dumb. Not good!

That is why the rest of the world cares. Of course it is up to you what you do with the info of the OP, but be aware that our Leader is our calling card to the world.

Edited for punctuation

[edit on 9/9/08 by Lebowski achiever]




posted on Sep, 9 2008 @ 05:29 PM
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This is the same "World" that would have gave us ALGORE and John Kerry in the last 2 elections.

Note to "World":

Thanks for letting us know who to vote for this time. The exact opposite of who you want!

McCain/Palin



posted on Sep, 9 2008 @ 05:34 PM
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What the world is saying is, they are tired of the American mentality of war, greed and lies. They want somebody who listens to reason.



posted on Sep, 9 2008 @ 05:38 PM
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Am I the only one who finds irony in a poll about an American presidential election conducted in nations where democracy does not exist?



In any event, I sure hope the Obama camp doesn't see this as a plus. (Stuff like this actually will hurt them.)



posted on Sep, 9 2008 @ 05:46 PM
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Unfortunately either one of the candidates will continue to do"business as usual". The executive branch of the U.S. government is not much more than window dressing.

Nothing will change if either one is elected except whose hands the corporate dollars goes in to.

Until the American citizens wake up and eliminate lobbyists , political action committees and pork barrel spending and all the rest of the back door deals,nothing will change.It will be "business as usual".

There is way to much money invested by powerful people.



posted on Sep, 9 2008 @ 05:51 PM
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Originally posted by jamie83

The problem with this is who's opinion do you listen to? Which country's opinion? A lot of countries LOVE George Bush and what he's done.


Why not listen to everybody? Why do some like GW and others don't? No harm in listening to what they have to say.


Originally posted by jamie83

And even if polls showed 60% want McCain and 40% want Obama, how do you discount that 40% minority?


Why would I want to discount anybody?


Originally posted by jamie83
So while it's a noble thought to consider your neighbor's feelings, I'm guessing you probably don't even do it in your own neighborhood, let alone the global neighborhood. Why? Because it quickly would deteriorate into becoming a pointless exercise.


I never said we should act on the opinions of others. I was answering the question posed by another member and I stand behind my answer. I do believe we should listen to our global neighbors, I do care what they have to say about America, because there are times when America makes decisions that affect more countries than just our own.

It would be foolish to act on the opinions of everybody, but it is wise to listen.



posted on Sep, 9 2008 @ 05:56 PM
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Originally posted by loam
Am I the only one who finds irony in a poll about an American presidential election conducted in nations where democracy does not exist?



loam, you should have read the article. Most of the countries polled are democratic and have free elections.



posted on Sep, 9 2008 @ 05:58 PM
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I think much of the world sees Obama as a weak leader, maybe, with this in mind, is it any wonder why our enemies would prefer him, over McCain?


So you see most of the world as enemies? If this is really how you feel then I am sorry for you and anyone else who feels this way.
This kind of rhetoric is precisely why most of the world is nervous at the prospect of Mccain as president.


Originally posted by RRconservative
This is the same "World" that would have gave us ALGORE and John Kerry in the last 2 elections.

Note to "World":

Thanks for letting us know who to vote for this time. The exact opposite of who you want!

McCain/Palin


So am I to understand that you think that Bush & co have done a good job?

The state of your economy is good?

The state of your constitution is fine?

The use of torture is ok?

Iraq was a great idea?




posted on Sep, 9 2008 @ 06:00 PM
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Originally posted by loam
Am I the only one who finds irony in a poll about an American presidential election conducted in nations where democracy does not exist?



Darn good point.



posted on Sep, 9 2008 @ 06:27 PM
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Originally posted by MrVertigo

So am I to understand that you think that Bush & co have done a good job?

The state of your economy is good?

The state of your constitution is fine?

The use of torture is ok?

Iraq was a great idea?



Yes
Yes
Yes
The US does not torture
Yes

[edit on 9-9-2008 by RRconservative]



posted on Sep, 9 2008 @ 06:53 PM
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Well the attitude of the Americans continues to be "F" what the rest of the world thinks. We Americans are the best thing that God ever created on the earth so the rest of the world can just "kiss our grits!" We are better and more important than everyone else! Redneck nation that we are.


And hey. Being ignorant, torturing, starting wars, lying, bashing gays, wearing a big belt buckle and shooting moose is sure to get you elected in the US!

[edit on 9-9-2008 by whatsup]



posted on Sep, 9 2008 @ 07:27 PM
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Originally posted by RRconservative

Originally posted by MrVertigo

So am I to understand that you think that Bush & co have done a good job?

The state of your economy is good?

The state of your constitution is fine?

The use of torture is ok?

Iraq was a great idea?



Yes
Yes
Yes
The US does not torture
Yes

[edit on 9-9-2008 by RRconservative]


Well now I understand why you'd want to vote Mccain


I very perplexed by your remark that the US doesn't torture.
Don't you consider waterboarding to be torture or do you deny that it takes place in American facilities?



posted on Sep, 9 2008 @ 07:41 PM
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Yea .. that's because half the world is brain washed. Want to know how?


Example..more then half of Russia just heard about the "9/11 was an inside job" conspiracy for the first time....(Please note that i do believe in that...just had to clarify it). Regardless if the conspiracy theories are true or not its a well known fact that most of the world only hears what they're leaders want them to hear...not because of conspiracy theories but because it is a officiant way to keep the public obeying.



posted on Sep, 9 2008 @ 07:45 PM
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Good point and fact is - there is very little Democracy left in the world. Democracy means free speech and viewpoints. Obama will take these from you if elected. He will mold America into a European style Union. Only now are we seeing frustrations of the European people getting their rights snubbed a little at a time until predominate control is established.

The US is still the leader in the free world and must fight for Democracy and personal liberties - the Republic for which it stands.

Voting in a far left Marxist will slowly but effectively convert America into a Socialist/Marxist nation.

Keep America one of the only few Democracies left in the world.



posted on Sep, 9 2008 @ 07:48 PM
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A serious concern in the coming years is the aggressive position that Putin and Russia have taken. Many are firmly convinced that Russia is about to reclaim the territories that broke away from the old USSR. I'm surprised that Europeans aren't more concerned that Obama would do nothing to stop Russia, but try to appease them. Let me tell you that McCain would not let that happen, but with Obama, it would be a green light for Russia to continue to reclaim countries, one by one, with NO-ONE to stop them. Europeans had better start learning Russian. Can you say "Tovarich"?



posted on Sep, 9 2008 @ 08:12 PM
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the rest of the world does not rampage across the planet as you do , pause for thought eh?



posted on Sep, 9 2008 @ 08:26 PM
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the rest of the world does not rampage across the planet as you do , pause for thought eh?


Is that what you call defending democracy and the free world, or were Bin Laden and Sadam freedom-loving heroes of yours? I wonder if you'll feel that way when Russia starts moving troops into Europe? Russia is watching the response to the Georgian situation, and has already set its' eyes on the Ukraine. Can Europe be far behind?



posted on Sep, 9 2008 @ 08:29 PM
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Originally posted by Lebowski achiever
That is why the rest of the world cares. Of course it is up to you what you do with the info of the OP, but be aware that our Leader is our calling card to the world.


Excellent post!


You raised several valid points, the last of which is probably the most important.



posted on Sep, 9 2008 @ 08:47 PM
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I dont have a problem with a poll that shows who folks in other nations want us to elect. I do have a problem with leaks coming out of the British cabinet that state PM Brown wants Obama to win, or leaks out of the UN to the same effect. I do have a problem with fundraising in Switzerland and Nigeria of monies for the campaign of Obama. This is not a reflection on Senator Obama, I dont believe he is soliciting such donations. I have a problem with the likes of George Soros funding 527 organizations to the tune of millions, keep in mind folks in the UK his short selling of the British Pound in 1992.

For the first time since Ronald Reagan the American people have a chance to elect a ticket to the Presidency and vice Presidency that are not graduates of the Yale Harvard Elite NWO schools... thats just food for thought...



posted on Sep, 9 2008 @ 08:51 PM
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I think it is also fair to say that many in the rest of the world dont care.
Not just the people who are not interested but many wouldnt even know of the elections or candidates



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