As I found out this weekend, Europeans are obsessed with Barack Obama, mostly because they desperately want him to win in 2008. They are also almost completely ignorant of John McCain, and generally don’t understand his strengths as a candidate. But it’s not just Europeans, ‘The World Wants Obama’ too (h/t ZaA):
The global community is more interdependent than ever before and the next resident of the White House will make decisions that that affect us all. Whether you live in Brighton, Baghdad, Buenos Aires or Bangkok, this matters.
We cannot vote in the 2008 US elections, but if we could we’d back Obama. Why? We want an America that:
– lives up to the principles it preaches;
– listens rather than lectures;
– conserves rather than consumes;
– makes peace rather than war;
– inspires hope everywhere.
Not a bad idea, creating grass-roots support for candidates in other countries. I plan to register www.nongermansforholgerapfel.eu soon, unless someone beats me to it…