Originally posted by BobbyTarass
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 top.
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)
Originally posted by NoJoker13
not with their views on taxes, medicare, gay marriage, women's rights ...
Originally posted by Antonio1
reply to post by NoJoker13
So what if the rest of the world prefers Obama.................they aren't Americans, and they can't vote in U.S. elections. Its not their right to decide our election anyway. Although I respect the opinions of people from other countries regarding U.S. elections, its impossible for them to make an informed decision about this or any U.S. election because they don't live here.
Originally posted by Indigo5
Ya know what is interesting? The only country that prefers Romney in those surveys? PAKISTAN...the vacation home of the recently departed OBL. What does that tell you?
reply to post by Deetermined
The fact that Romney got his second highest rating from KENYA!
Originally posted by NoJoker13
reply to post by LeoStarchild
Great post and your a bigot loving conservative. Have a nice day. Thanks for the intelligent contribution.