posted on Oct, 24 2012 @ 09:28 AM
I know that in France, the reason Obama has always been popular is because they think he might be attentive to the american people and might turn some
energy towards aiding them.
They percieve that the american people are being abused and repressed by corporatism, and the government has been neglectful of protecting them.
The french people I know here who have spent time in the US in the last few years were appalled at the conditions and come back with horror stories
that spread around. They are shocked to see 70 year olds cleaning off their table at restaurants, and to find out the price of a simple doctors visit,
or the price of the same medicine they get in France (the price triples for the same medicine, same lab, when it is sold in the US).
Even if we have people in this thread claiming other countries in the world are run by tyrants, ironically, many other countries see the Americans as
the abused people living in hardship! When my friends ask how the americans can live like that, all I can say is that, for most, they do not know
anything else, so they have no awareness of how bad they have it.
Far from seeing Obama as weak or vulnerable, they think he might be strong enough to stand up and face down the tyrants of the people- which the
Bushes didn't have enough balls to do. While they were out trying to create an image of being scary to foriegners, they were letting their people get
raped at home.
I don't know where I stand on Obama and Romney.... but I wonder, are there americans that like him? I am not being sarcastic, I truly wonder and do
not want to offend anyone, but I have a hard time imagining ANYONE actually wanting him for a President....