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Why is Obama campaigning among overseas people for the role of US president?

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Why is Obama in Germany and every other nation except the US now that he has the democratic nomination?

Shouldn't US voters be the people who see him and talk to him?

Why hold rallies of Germans? Is his entire campaign that he is putting to the American people based on "Germans like me, so vote for me!"

Why are overseas people more important than Americans, yet he remains popular?

It seems to me to be the most absurd campaign I have seen, like he is trying to be the world president.

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I don't think he believes foreign nations are more important. He is acting as if the elections were already over, and he'd won. Why even acknowledge any opponents? Act as if you are already the President, and U.S. citizens will simply have the chance to acknowledge your actions in a few short months.

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It seems to me to be the most absurd campaign I have seen, like he is trying to be the world president.

He's trying to prove that he's respected by the rest of the world. This sends a double message. To the clueless voter, Obama is trying to say he can get along with people in other countries, so he would be effective in his foreign policies. At the same time he is assuring his allies that at heart he is a collectivist just like them.

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Why is Obama in Germany and every other nation except the US now that he has the democratic nomination?

Shouldn't US voters be the people who see him and talk to him?

Why hold rallies of Germans? Is his entire campaign that he is putting to the American people based on "Germans like me, so vote for me!"

Why are overseas people more important than Americans, yet he remains popular?

It seems to me to be the most absurd campaign I have seen, like he is trying to be the world president.

He's campaigning as a 'world leader' to create an image to counter his actual foreign policy experience, which is nothing, especially in contrast to McCain. He knows that his foreign appearances will be dutifully covered by the US media. European governments are helping him as a fellow socialist.

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It seems to me that people today put a lot more weight into a person's worth in accordance to their speeches or statements and not as much into their actions. Obama has been talking people's ears off on what he has done (which is not much) and what he will do, when in reality he has not done a damn bit of good nor do I expect him to.

It does not shock me though, in a culture that has come to expect the unearned reward, it only makes sense for them to expect the same from their leaders. All words (not good ones though) and no action, makes a person great today. How ridiculous!

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He's campaigning as a 'world leader' to create an image to counter his actual foreign policy experience, which is nothing, especially in contrast to McCain. He knows that his foreign appearances will be dutifully covered by the US media. European governments are helping him as a fellow socialist.

The only image I can see is that of a j_____s/mule.

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An "I Wish" Based Presidency

Didn't you just love the Obama "Gee, Look at Me, I'm a President!" tour? A lot of us can still grasp that wishing something doesn't merely make it so. Yet, Obama is on his way to being Commander-in-Chief with not an ounce of foreign policy experience, ...

There's a certain logical irony to all this. Obama is running on a platform of WISHING that there can be peace with Iran, despite daily and bellicose actions and statements on the part of that regime overwhelmingly to the contrary; of WISHING that there can be health care for all with no consequences to the quality of that medical care and the rights of doctors; of WISHING that the problems in real estate and the mortgage industry can be solved by more of the same government regulation combined with massive and unprecedented hikes in income and capital gains taxes.

...You're going to be wishing for a lot of it if this guy wins.

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Obama continues to reveal his character, this time by canceling a visit to wounded veterans in a hospital in Germany, apparently because he wouldn't have been allowed to use it at a photo op. LGF has a pointer to the story.

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Why is Obama in Germany and every other nation except the US now that he has the democratic nomination?

Shouldn't US voters be the people who see him and talk to him?

Why hold rallies of Germans? Is his entire campaign that he is putting to the American people based on "Germans like me, so vote for me!"

Why are overseas people more important than Americans, yet he remains popular?

It seems to me to be the most absurd campaign I have seen, like he is trying to be the world president.

In my view Obama is both looking presidential, and trying to show off his foreign policy prowess. The problem is there is a big difference from dealing with hostile armed nations as he is going to face as president, and meeting with people in Afghanistan and Europe who are dependent on the U.S. for money. I also suspect the Europeans want a president who thinks more like them, and who might bring the U.S. down to their level (or give out more foreign aid). So Obama has been able to be met with enthusiasm overseas, which might not be the case once he has been president for four years.

Its all show since he has yet to give a firm answer on any foreign policy questions.

Or maybe he is just trying to think of another way to avoid debating John McCain.

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Why is Obama in Germany and every other nation except the US now that he has the democratic nomination?

Shouldn't US voters be the people who see him and talk to him?

Why hold rallies of Germans? Is his entire campaign that he is putting to the American people based on "Germans like me, so vote for me!"

Why are overseas people more important than Americans, yet he remains popular?

It seems to me to be the most absurd campaign I have seen, like he is trying to be the world president.

In my view Obama is both looking presidential, and trying to show off his foreign policy prowess. The problem is there is a big difference from dealing with hostile armed nations as he is going to face as president, and meeting with people in Afghanistan and Europe who are dependent on the U.S. for money. I also suspect the Europeans want a president who thinks more like them, and who might bring the U.S. down to their level (or give out more foreign aid). So Obama has been able to be met with enthusiasm overseas, which might not be the case once he has been president for four years.

Its all show since he has yet to give a firm answer on any foreign policy questions.

Or maybe he is just trying to think of another way to avoid debating John McCain.

But he has given an answer: be more friendly and cooperative. If he is elected, expect him to be "met with" more "enthusiam overseas."

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Why is Obama in Germany and every other nation except the US now that he has the democratic nomination?

Shouldn't US voters be the people who see him and talk to him?

Why hold rallies of Germans? Is his entire campaign that he is putting to the American people based on "Germans like me, so vote for me!"

Why are overseas people more important than Americans, yet he remains popular?

It seems to me to be the most absurd campaign I have seen, like he is trying to be the world president.

Presumably he thinks that getting crowds of Germans chanting "Yes we can" is a good thing because when large crowds of Germans don't think about where a charismatic and eloquent leader might take them, instead listening to simplistic solutions....well that almost always ends well B)

This is Fox so you may have seen it, but if not, it's worth a look

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Stussy88: What do you hear from people you know there in the U.K. when/if they comment on Obama, out of curiosity?

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Stussy88: What do you hear from people you know there in the U.K. when/if they comment on Obama, out of curiosity?

Mostly there is complete disinterest in overseas politics.

However among the one or two knee-jerk lefties I know, he is the Messiah, though the UK left is in disarray because of the manifest failure of the PM. Of the more thoughtful Brits, they know an utterly empty 'feel-good' content lite message when they see one.

The BBC have more or less started to worship at the shrine, carrying minutes of uncritical eulogies, where as McCain, if mentioned at all, gets a five second sound-bite and the journalist then 'explaining' why that's nonsense!

Perhaps the most curious phenomena but the most revealing; Condi Rice is utterly hated by the left over here because as a black woman she is supposed to be (a) the victim of racism and therefore in need of handouts and (B) a democrat. The fact that she is manifestly neither (thus exposing the grievance peddlers for the snake oil salesman they are) meant she was vilified.

Obama by contrast gets none of that. I'm not surprised by left wing intellectual inconsistency, but they almost seem not to have noticed this one?

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