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Gil Troy, an American expert on presidential politics, who teaches history at McGill University in Montreal, also says there are vast ideological differences between the Obama White House and the more left-leaning NDP — a distinction that may not be understood by some U.S. Democrats.
If the NDP and its policies were better known in Washington, he says, politicians would likely shy away from publicly befriending it, for fear of provoking accusations by their conservative critics of having cozy friendships with socialists.
"Obama and his people are lucky that Americans ignore Canada and are ignorant about Canadian politics," says Troy. "I can imagine how much fun the Fox News crowd would have with this news, playing it up as if it showed that Obama had ties to the (Communist) Internationale."
Originally posted by jjkenobi
Interesting. Obama does know how to run a campaign (if nothing else). Of course he did have help from 95% of the MSM who were openly campaigning for him as well. And he wasn't afraid to make lots of promises.