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BBC is Helping Defeat Obama

This isn't going to have any positive impact for Obama. We Americans resent it when other countries try to tell us for whom to vote because it's pretty obvious that the citizenry of other countries don't have our best interests at heart. You'll have to work hard to convince me this poll isn't the kiss of death for Obama:

US Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama may be struggling to nudge ahead of his Republican rival in polls at home, but people across the world want him in the White House, a BBC poll said.

All 22 countries covered in the poll would prefer to see Senator Obama elected US president ahead of Republican John McCain.

In 17 of the 22 nations, people expect relations between the US and the rest of the world to improve if Senator Obama wins.

More than 22,000 people were questioned by pollster GlobeScan in countries ranging from Australia to India and across Africa, Europe and South America.

The margin in favour of Senator Obama ranged from 9 per cent in India to 82 per cent in Kenya, while an average of 49 per cent across the 22 countries preferred Senator Obama compared with 12 per cent preferring Senator McCain. Some four in 10 did not take a view.

"Large numbers of people around the world clearly like what Barack Obama represents," GlobeScan chairman Doug Miller said.

That's because he seems to represent the rest of the world better than he does his own country. The BBC did a world poll back in 2004 that put John Kerry on top of George W. Bush for whom the world prefered as president of the United States. Didn't do Kerry any good and I don't expect this will do Obama any good, either.


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Comments (33)

It seems to me that McCain ... (Below threshold)
RAM:

It seems to me that McCain should simply note that unlike Mr. Obama he hasn't been campaigning in the World but has confined his campaign to this country.

This is great news for Obam... (Below threshold)
Baron Von Ottomatic:

This is great news for Obama. Surely the best interests of the United States is at the top of the world's decision making matrix when it comes to presidential candidates.

A simple comment: It's non... (Below threshold)

A simple comment: It's none of their damned business who WE elect as OUR president! In fact, I do believe they are forbidden by our own laws to interfere or participate in any way in our national elections. And while we're on the subject, why is it that so many FOREIGN actors and actresses seem to get away with making contributions to Obamamessiah's campaign? That also is illegal and the so-called "chosen one" should be called to account for yet another ethical blunder! Then again, what is one among so many?

I wonder if the 18% in Keny... (Below threshold)
Tim:

I wonder if the 18% in Kenya were from the village where Obama promised to get money for a school, but forgot all about it as soon as he got on the plane.

BBC POLL: WORLD WANTS OBAMA... (Below threshold)
Tiby:

BBC POLL: WORLD WANTS OBAMA

We are a generous country. They can have him.

If I hadn't already made up... (Below threshold)
Sheik Yur Bouty:

If I hadn't already made up my mind, this would certainly seal the deal to vote for McCain.

The McCain-Palin campaign n... (Below threshold)
Matt:

The McCain-Palin campaign needs to offer a bumper sticker.

"82% of all Kenyan's Prefer Obama."

I'm tired of hearing about ... (Below threshold)
Mark:

I'm tired of hearing about polls on what the rest of the world thinks of America. This kind of stuff galvanizes my support for McCain/Palin. If Obama is elected, he just may let Russia go ahead and have Georgia, because, hey, the US can get along fine with just 56 states.

"Large numbers of people ar... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

"Large numbers of people around the world clearly like what Barack Obama represents," GlobeScan chairman Doug Miller said.

Perhaps the Obamassiah should get a job at the UN where he'll be appreciated. A do-nothing in that organization should fit right in.

GarandFan... Obama doesn't ... (Below threshold)
marc:

GarandFan... Obama doesn't really need a job at the U.N. per se.

He, along with Biden, are already attempting to carry their water while taxing the hell out of Americans via the Global Poverty Tax. (Senate Bill 2344)

Too bad that hack O'Reilly didn't ask him about that Monday night.

Brits may want Hussein CINO... (Below threshold)
nehemiah:

Brits may want Hussein CINO Muslim (Christian in Name Only), but North Carolina wants McCain! Incredibly, now up 20 in the latest poll on what was considered a state possibly in play. Check RCP.

nehemiah, only stupid peopl... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

nehemiah, only stupid people are still harping on that stupid Muslim meme (as though it makes a lick of difference what set of supernatural superstitions a politician subscribes to).

hyperbolist,it's n... (Below threshold)
nehemiah:

hyperbolist,

it's never about what you say you are (otherwise, the pharisees would be seen as the greatest Christians, with all the money they gave, and the praying they did, and the fasting that they demonstrated to those who would see).

O Hussein, with the church he attended and the liberal positions he has taken (including opposing the "born alive protection act") is most certainly not a Christian in the sense that God recognizes.

Didn't read the whole story... (Below threshold)
John S:

Didn't read the whole story, but I understand from news reports that the leaders of Iran, Hamas, and Hizbullah are enthusiastic about Obamba bin Biden.

If I hadn't already made... (Below threshold)
Brian:

If I hadn't already made up my mind, this would certainly seal the deal to vote for McCain.
...
This kind of stuff galvanizes my support for McCain/Palin.

Ha! You do realize that YOU'RE the ones letting foreign opinion influence the vote! Not Obama!

"If Obama is elected, he... (Below threshold)

"If Obama is elected, he just may let Russia go ahead and have Georgia, because, hey, the US can get along fine with just 56 states."

*snort*

So, nehemiah, in your eyes ... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

So, nehemiah, in your eyes he's a Muslim because his political beliefs are too awful for him to be a Christian? Muslims are like Christian flowers that failed to blossom, or something?

You give religious people a bad name.

e Americans resent it wh... (Below threshold)

e Americans resent it when other countries try to tell us for whom to vote because it's pretty obvious that the citizenry of other countries don't have our best interests at heart.

Kim, other countries are not trying to tell us who to vote for. They are answering a question posed to them about who they hope wins the election. These are opinions, not demands. Surely we can all agree that the rest of the world (or some portion of it) is allowed to have opinions about the U.S. presidential election. Surely it doesn't come as a shock that who the U.S. president is affects the rest of the world. Perhaps, in having a preference about who becomes president in the U.S. -- even though they cannot act on that preference -- people in other parts of the world have *their* best interests at heart, as they define them.

"Americans resent it when o... (Below threshold)
Herman:

"Americans resent it when other countries try to tell us for whom to vote because it's pretty obvious that the citizenry of other countries don't have our best interests at heart." -- Kim

Complete worthless crap. Okay, Kim, go on and find a citation in which "other countries try to tell us for whom to vote," and then name the countries. Go on, I dare you. But before you do, am I to interpret your stated preference for McCain/Palin as telling me who to vote for? Yes or no? Is logic something unknown to you?

And as to the cynical claim about other countries not having our best interests at heart, do you wish ill will upon, say, Kenyans, Danes, or Indians? Or do you instead prefer that things work out well for them? What does your god instruct you to do? Let's say you want them to be happy. Is is unreasonable that they would want us to be happy too?

Let us say, purely for the sake of argument, that Kenyans prefer the policies of Mr. Jesus Christ to those of Mr. John McCain. Does it therefore follow that the wise thing for you to do, Kim, is to reject the policies of Mr. Christ, as Kenyans "don't have our best interest at heart"?

SINCE WHEN IS BEING WELL-LIKED ABROAD SUPPOSED TO BE A BAD THING? Are you conservatives wanting constant war, and can't get it if we're getting along well with other nations?

Herman typifies the caliber... (Below threshold)

Herman typifies the caliber of DUmmies Underground trolling on threads where smart people comment. Go back under your rock, herman.

"It seems to me that McCain... (Below threshold)
jp2:

"It seems to me that McCain should simply note that unlike Mr. Obama he hasn't been campaigning in the World but has confined his campaign to this country."

Didn't McCain leave the country and campaign?

(yes)

Wow, Herman actually compar... (Below threshold)
Son Of The Godfather:

Wow, Herman actually comparing Obama to Christ and the world opinion is in Obama's favor...

I mean, hyperbolist ALMOST had me convinced to get behind the Obama/Biden campaign, what with all the logical arguments and all...

but I think I'll stick with the people who actually care what AMERICANS think.

McCain/Palin '08
Palin/Rove '12

"Kim, other countries ar... (Below threshold)

"Kim, other countries are not trying to tell us who to vote for."

"Okay, Kim, go on and find a citation in which "other countries try to tell us for whom to vote,".."

Okay, I'll start.

Obama must be defeated. His... (Below threshold)

Obama must be defeated. His appeasement
ideas will get this country into a war.
See defeatobama.us for more.

Uh, Oyster, Let me... (Below threshold)
Herman:

Uh, Oyster,

Let me try to make this so simple even a conservative can understand.

"Okay, Kim, go on and find a citation in which "other countries try to tell us for whom to vote,".."

See that word, "try," Oyster? It is in what we call present tense, not past tense. If the distinction is not known to you, ask your teacher for help. And what does this mean, Oyster? It MEANS THAT POSTS THAT ARE (EXPLETIVE_DELETED) FOUR YEARS OLD DON'T COUNT!

I know, I know, you conservatives love to live in the past. But this is ridiculous.

Wow, Herman. You are one d... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

Wow, Herman. You are one dishonest horse's a*s.
How about this link?
http://www.theworldwantsobama.org/2008/01/abc-news-obama-takes-europe-by-storm.html

Incidentally, if that link supported your (worthless) argument, you damn well would have used it. Consistency is not a strong point of yours.

jp2-"Didn't McCain... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

jp2-

"Didn't McCain leave the country and campaign?"

Link, please. No seriously, link please.

Hyper-

"only stupid people are still harping on that stupid Muslim meme"

Obama recently referred to his Muslim faith in an interview and George Stephanopoulos had to correct him. Are you saying Obama caters to stupid people? Tell us something we don't know.

Herman, you easily rank hig... (Below threshold)

Herman, you easily rank high among some of the most disingenuous hacks we get the pleasure of laughing at here.

You asked for an instance whereby people in other countries try to tell us who to vote for, I gave you one. Eat it.

You want to play games, fine. Heres' another one.

"Please elect Barack Obama on behalf of the world."

You'd do well not to get into a battle of wits here. You have a habit of showing up unarmed.

Obama recently referred ... (Below threshold)
Brian:

Obama recently referred to his Muslim faith in an interview and George Stephanopoulos had to correct him.

Oh, lame. But you keep believing that.

Oh, lame. But you keep b... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

Oh, lame. But you keep believing that.

Well, we've got the video to prove it...roll 'em:

http://www.suntimes.com/news/politics/obama/1150540,CST-NWS-faith08.article

Oh, lame. But you ... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:
Oh, lame. But you keep believing that.

Keep believing what, Brian? That Obama actually said it?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMUgNg7aD8M

Looks like James saw Brian'... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

Looks like James saw Brian's numbskull comment first. Thanks.

Actually, the world can see... (Below threshold)
Piso Mojado:

Actually, the world can see Obama for the lying empty suit that he is and they are using reverse psychology to ensure Americans vote against him and their requests.

Those countries sure are tricky. :)




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