Okay, before some folk lose their heads - this is an American election for an American president who will be elected by American citizens and it's none of the world's business who is elected or why. Right, we've got that out of the way. And no, of course what the rest of the world thinks won't even remotely be a factor in all of this. That's sorted. We're all agreed. But I'm just interested in opinions on this, bearing in mind the generally shaky relations between the US and much of the rest of the world these past eight years (let's be honest, one of the reasons Tony Blair is an ex-PM is because of his association with George W). Does it matter to you at all how the rest of the world views this election and what message they will take from the result, particularly considering the U.S. can never win the so-called 'war on terror' alone? I know, the right-wingers will tell me where to stick my curiosity, that America stands alone, etc, etc, but those of you who actually give some thought to these issues, what do you reckon? Interested.