International Presidential Favorite?

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  1. cslewis macrumors 6502a

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    we had a few discussions about this topic in the political sub forum ..you might want to check it out (at your own risk of course)

    there were a few polls recently published.. i think you can count all nations where the people support bush with 5 fingers ...
     
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    oh well i want bush to win. but i am a tory. i just think kerry is a bit of a slime ball and obviously i agree more with bush's policies.
     
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    He probably is a slime ball, but I'm voting for him anyway. After the Iraq debacle, I dislike Bush that much. (watching for this thread to quickly move into the political discussion)
     
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    I think most people in the Netherlands want Clinton to win the election
     
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    Here you go. This should give you a pretty good idea of international opinion.

    Needless to say, America's reputation has taken a nosedive under Bush's presidency.
     
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    lol! a lot of americans want that too ;)

    i'm in the US, but Kerry seems to be the international favorite. Which should be no surprise-- Most countries seem a little less than thrilled about watching the UN get bypassed and decreasing the stability of an entire region and oil industry. Seems that the US is one of the few countries that want out of the UN. There's a lot of signs and bumperstickers lately, "get the US out of the UN". Methinks some people need to brush up on their history before condemning the institution...

    paul
     
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    Hilary Clinton 2008!

    I would have liked to see John Edwards or Howard Dean as Presidential candidate for the Democrats. Kerry is ok, but boy is he stiff!
     
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    Even some Democrats, and a lot of Independants, don't like Hillary. And it has nothing to do with the fact that she is a woman. Dean would have been good. I'm surprised he lost. A Dean/McCain ticket, and this race would have been over before it started. Too bad it would never have happened.

    If it was Dean vs. McCain, I probably wouldn't vote. I'd feel ok either way.
     
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    I think one reason for this, is a lot of people see the UN as just yet another endless bureaucracy. Constantly passing resolutions which it never enforces.
    (Or at least that is the impression the UN gives to me.)
     
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    I completely agree with you. the U.N. Security Council is a joke. I think that Taem America:World Police shows this well.
     
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    And who exactly would they get to attack Israel, who had many times more infractions than Iraq did. Unfortunately the UN was designed with only one major weapon: the US. So we get to pick and choose. It just gets in the way, apparently, when Kofi says to wait a bit. And look, the UN was right-- it wasn't depending on spun intelligence.

    But I can understand the impression. It's a great organization at heart, but it's become way too dependent on the US. They're nothing without us, unfortunately. But presidents like Clinton worked with the UN to a much larger degree, which translated to better international ratings. Kerry = Clinton's successor, so I stand by my assessment.

    paul
     

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