Skip to comments.Obama denies his global footprint has shrunk
Posted on 11/12/2010 8:13:23 AM PST by Sub-Driver
Obama denies his global footprint has shrunk by Stephen Collinson Stephen Collinson 18 mins ago
SEOUL (AFP) US President Barack Obama insisted on Friday that he now had more clout on the world stage -- not less -- dismissing comments that a mid-term election rout at home had shaved his power abroad.
Obama also mused that talking to the Chinese was tough at any time -- whether his personal polls were up or down, and produced a list of leaders with whom he has forged a particular connection.
The US president reflected on the challenges of leadership, and the trials of global summitry in a multimedia age when the first draft of history is written in moments, at the end of the G20 summit in Seoul.
Obama travelled more than any other US president in his first year of office and bestrode the world stage, as fellow leaders, many of them beleaguered, thirsted for a share of his star power and jostled for photo ops with the newcomer.
White House aides spent hours trying to beat back stories leaked by governments disappointed that the new conquering hero was spending only a night in their country, or had snubbed some part of their political establishment.
But the president went into the global economic talks here stung by his Democratic Party's loss to Republicans in mid-term elections, which constrained his presidency at home and sowed doubts abroad about his political longevity.
"No" was Obama's concise response, when he was asked at a press conference if his domestic political woes made him a faded power abroad.
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His carbon footprint hasn’t shrunk one bit, if that’s what he means.
The President of Walmart has more impact on China than Obama does.
"You big DUmmy!"
I wish Obama were merely a CEO. That way only one company would suffer. It is tragic that the United States pays for his performance.
Oh, I misread the title...it says “shrunk”.
I thought it said “stunk”.
what an asshole....
"A world too wide for his shrunk shank....."
(...from Shakespeare's "As You Like It")
Meanwhile, Prez Bush makes the rounds of shows in America, drawing many fans. Obama is irked.
Earlier this morning I heard some news pundit state that Obama was returning home from his trip with a “stronger hand”...
The first thought that popped in to my head was: What’s up with that? I thought he took Michelle WITH him...
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Don’t worry, Barry, they’re still laughing at you.
Footprint? How about shrinking his freakin’ ego?
Obama denies his global footprint has shrunk
to the more powerful sounding
Obama claims strengthened hand in global dealings
Stupid Liberals and their word games
“I am not a crook”
more like “I am not a schnook”
Clown shoes make big footprints.