Skip to comments.World welcomes Obama win
Posted on 06/04/2008 6:14:21 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
LONDON (AP) -- Excitement about Barack Obama emerged as a global phenomenon Wednesday as commentators and citizens around the world welcomed the news that he had sealed the Democratic presidential nomination.
The excitement was less about Obama's foreign policies -- which remain vague on many fronts -- than a sense that the candidacy of a black American with relatives in Africa and childhood friends in Asia marks a historic moment.
Michael Cox, a professor of international relations at the London School of Economics, said Obama's win "has sent out a lot of positive signals around the world."
"He has a very appealing persona -- elegant, fluent, strings lots of sentences together into paragraphs," Cox said. "But in terms of (his) actual policies towards the Middle East, Iraq, Iran, China, Europe -- actually, we don't know."
In Kenya, home to Obama's family on his father's side, the Kenya Times newspaper devoted its front page to Obama's victory, under the headline "Obama makes history."
I thought he was HALF white ? Duh !
thanks James...Mods, can you put the link up?
Relatives that are leaders of Islamic extremism which is responsible for the murder of thousands in it's attempt to seize power and establish yet another Taliban-like theocratic dictatorship.
I'd like to know exactly which countries are excited about that.
Question: Do any of these supposedly advanced European nations have a political leader with friends in Asia and relatives in Africa? Of course not. And they probably never will. So they need not lecture Americans about their provincialism.
Go to, say, France, and try to find black people in positions of wealth and power. You won’t.
Well, good for the world. It ain’t good for America.
Soon to join other global phenoms like the Macarena and the Spice Girls.
Africa has had many black leaders who have “made history”
World can have him.
There, fixed that.
He forgot "clean and articulate."
If you were hiring a minimum wage worker to do oil changes for Jiffy Lube, would you hire someone who's mechanical experience was "vague on many fronts"?
Torques them off, I know, but hey, that's life.
I teach school in Japan . The vice principal informed me of the Obama V . The faculty were ecstatically happy and jumping up and down . You would have thought he was going to be PM of Japan . All I did was yawn . The worldwide media has got almost everybody snowed .
I'd be more comfortable with the Spice Girls in the White House than BHO.
Fergie would be even better.
Ha,ha this exposes all the foreign libs for what they really are...pie-in-the-sky, reality-challenged ignoramuses. They love Obama, but they don’t have a clue as to what he stands for. Other than, I supposed, they think he’s a Marxist like a lot of them are. That’s the description of a sucker. They’ll get taken, and we’ll get taken if he gets elected.
Wow, that’s really something to “excited about.”
Goes to show you how stupid the rest of the world is.
“LONDON (AP) — Excitement about Barack Obama emerged as a global phenomenon Wednesday as commentators and citizens around the world welcomed the news that he had sealed the Democratic presidential nomination.”
Hugo Chavez, Vladimir Putin, Ahmahdinejad, Osama Bin Laden, Zawirhi, North Korea, Red China and the rest of the tin horn dictators and commie thugs throughout the world are rejoicing for they have “liberated the US”
World stands poised to see America FAIL.
Socialits and Islamic Imperialists and tyrants of all stripes rub their hands in glee.
Oh the AP told it was so?
Then it’s surely true!
It’s surely true that liberal MSM ,muslim and third- world medias wellcomed and emphasized the news.
AP only consider some kinds of “commentators” and “citizens”
Suggested new Obama slogan: CHANGE YOU CAN’T PAY FOR!!
Hamas, Iran and Syrai are especially pleased.
Finally, an America that will do what it’s told to do./sarc
Just like good news for America is BAD NEWS for the DNC when they are out of power.
And their party leaders have admitted as much.
November 5, 2008 ... "World goes into depression as McCain wins U.S. Presidential election."
November 6, 2008 ... "Rioting breaks out on most all Martin Luther King Blvds."
December 10, 2009 ... "Bush promises to give all M.L.K. Blvd. residents money for new homes."
January 18, 2009 ... "World blames McCain for ..." (fill in the blank)
An America that will make them feel superior again.
Hey now... don’t get snippy!< / S>
Was the Ass. Press WRONG when they said that Hillary would concede on the evening of June 2nd, 2008? Huh?
Oops. Nevermind the DNC House Organ that tingles for Obama.
“Africa has had many black leaders who have made history”
I agree with you. My point was that Europeans, and admirers of Europeans in this country, seem to believe that Europe is more advanced in race relations than the U.S.
The only difference between a leftist in New York and a leftist in Paris is that they speak different languages - they still think, act and smell the same way.
Regardless of who or where they are, they all want the same thing - a weakened America unable to influence world events and unable to come to the aid of those threatened by communism, socialism and islam, and they are confident they’ve found the answer in Obama.
I saw this headline on Yahoo and I was going to post it with a barf alert.
Yes the world’s happy, just like they were happy when lance Armstrong retired from racing. US is the envy of the rest of the world and they would love to see Obama lower the bar for everyone else by bringing America down.
God help us.
What the idiots don’t realize is that if we go down they will go down with us.
I think we'd survive an Obama presidency. We just need to prepare for the probable consequences. I think a good rule of thumb would be to find out what the best barter currencies are in Zimbabwe are right now, and start stocking up before he takes office.
I wouldn’t be so concerned if not for the fact that both houses are democratic. And what we have passing for conservatives do not instill any confidence in me at all. Frankly, and I don’t want to sound negative, but I can see the writing on the wall. I think that the republic is really on the down slope.
The republic's been on the "down slope" since FDR and the New Deal. It's gotten to be like watching an alky self-destruct and waiting for him to hit rock bottom.
If I were a tyrant with a good cash-for-thuggery scam going, I would welcome the prospect of an American President who would surrender to me, too. ;)
Duhhh, Heh Mike, ever listen to him without a teleprompter in front of him?????
The enemies of America pulling for Obama is a real bad sign.
The socialists in their nations have been hoping for this day for 80 years.
They've wanted to tear down the "establishment" of Western Civilization since the Communist revolution. Some have wanted this revolt since the 1800s.
Recreating 1968 ISN'T just about Chicago. it is about Paris 1968 too. Certianly NOT Prague's rebuke of Communism.
Property means nothing in Zimbabwe if your skin color is white:
Zimbabwe Crisis: White Farming Couple Beaten And Kicked Off Land (The Telegraph (UK) 6-4-2008 David Blair)
This type of hate crime doesn't exist in the eyes of the world press.
It aint just the third world. The Euros are ecstatic about this as well.
Great comparison. It is hard to watch though.
He forgot "clean and articulate."
I'm surprised he omitted "a credit to his race"
That’s ok, Northerners in the this country have seen themselves as superior regarding race relations for my entire life. They have been dead wrong the entire time.
I am from Mississippi and never experienced segregated neighborhoods until I moved to New York/New Jersey.
It’s easy to be an expert on race relations when no one’s pittbull is biting your kid, but that hasn’t prevented me from hearing how dumb, stupid, backward, and racist southerners are.
But of course, racism only exists in the U.S.
No no don’t believe that!
That’s only liberal Euros who hold the MSM in WESTERN/old/secularist Europe.Euro citizens have not a lot of information other than given by MSM...So they can really choose with a clear knowledge.
Actually i think that a growing majority of european people are upset by the multiculturalist PC bullshits(have a look on the last elections in Europe where the left is in a big mess and crisis )
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