Saturday, August 30, 2008

(Old) Europe for Obama.

At least when it comes to the big 3 in Europe, there is no doubt... and I suspect this must be the case of most of Europe if not most of the World....

Not that it matters in the end...

Is that a good thing? Well, it depends... :
If Obama does win in November, the great expectations he is setting in Europe could come back to haunt him. As Anne-Marie Slaughter, quoting a German friend, wrote last year, "Underneath every America-hater is a disappointed America-lover." Last week, one European diplomat shared with me his fear that the real Obama can't possibly live up to the hype. (Try, for instance, counting the votes in the Senate for a climate-change bill with real teeth.) This is the moment, then, for Obama to tell Europeans that he is going to let them down. Better they hear it from his own lips now than figure it out on their own, two years down the
road.

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