Some of you are paranoid as #, it's quite funny to see people claiming that the rest of the world is trying to push down america in order to be on
So as a french I'll give you my point of view : yes, you should be interested by those polls (or should I say "by polls about what the world think
about your elections"), nowadays the world turn around diplomacy and it's never a good thing to be seen as a prick by your allies.
I remember back when Chirac decided not to follow Bush Jr in Middle East, the anti-french vibe was huge (and no, I'm not talking about freedom fries)
it took us a Sarkozy to straighten that up (and damn, what a price to pay).
The problem about Romney isn't that he'll bring America on its feet, to be honest I'd rather have the USA as the n°1 superpower than China as I've
got way more common points with americans than chinese, culturally speaking. His problem from my point of view is that he's made of the same wood as
Bush, a guy that'll give more power to the powerfuls and less to the others, the kind of guy that'll try to start a war right after he finished the
last one, the type of person that'll keep bringing "commies" and "socialists" to the discution as insults (I saw a few on the first pages that should
get out of their cocoon once in a while).
From my point of view he seems a bit rude, not as rough as Bush Jr but you know... the kind of guy that'll be all smile in front of important people
and cameras and turns out to be some rude/scornful prick when he's not under the spotlights.
I'm not fond of Obama but I feel closer to him as he seems to be less of a show-off as Romney, I liked the fact that he fought to bring a more serious
healtcare to the USA which is for me something great as I think our governments must be able to provide a decent protection to its citizens. I don't
really understand why you'll be opposed to that (and to welfare) as I think every country powerful enough should give to its people the means to be
cured or to be able to live decently while looking for a job, it times like these it can be a matter of life or death for some people.
I don't mean to judge, it's my personnal feeling, but I think you can't call yourself great if you 're not good enough to give a hand to the people
under your roof when they are in need.
Anyways, I'm not voting and whoever wins I don't think it'll change anything in my life.
edit on 24-10-2012 by BobbyTarass because: (no reason given)