Skip to comments.Poll: Who do you think is better for Canada, Barack Obama or Mitt Romney?
Posted on 10/13/2012 9:19:46 AM PDT by Squawk 8888
Poll at end of Salim Mansur column trashing 0's foreign policy. Romney leading, probably because of 0's Keystone Kop routine about the pipeline.
Better question is, “What’s Barack Obama good for? Anything?”
No doubt that Obama is best for Canada, which is our biggest supplier of oil.
I don’t have a particular axe to grind with Canada one way or the other. My position in a question like this would be “Why isn’t the Canadian Prime Minister considered here.”
It really isn’t Canada’s business here. They can hope, wish, pray for someone other than Obama, but that’s the limit for me.
My understanding is that the US and Canada have the largest trading relationship of any pair of nations on earth.We produce things that Canada wants/needs...Canada produces things that *we* want/need.Canadians should understand that when Osama told the American middle class “you didn’t build that” he feels exactly the same about Canada’s middle class.Should there be a President Romney the relationship between our two countries would be much stronger,much more beneficial for *both* nations.
Glad to see Romney leading in this poll. Romney is by far better for Canada as well as the U.S. He is more pro-business, pro-energy, pro-growth. Canada and the U.S. are by far each other’s most important trading partners, so a better economy in the U.S. means a better economy in Canada. The Keystone pipeline is merely one small example of mutual benefit.
Barack Obama is America’s Pierre Trudeau.
Of course Canadians can't have a direct say in who we elect any more than the reverse would be proper.However,the relationship between the two countries is more important than many Americans realize.We take Canada for granted...it's a small country that doesn't threaten us in any way,unlike our other next door neighbor.But consider the trading relationship (huge,by my understanding) and consider how our friendly neighborly relations make defending North America so much more effective.The US doesn't have many genuine friends in the world but of the few we have Canada,Britain and Australia are probably the most valuable...even though we don't agree on every single issue.
I wish an American newspaper would print what this article said:
“Four Americans killed in Benghazi by terrorists exposed the fecklessness of a policy built on the premise of appeasing Islamists in the region. The subsequent efforts to cover up the administrations ineptness in providing security for the dead envoy in Libya, in blaming a third-rate video on prophet Mohammed for igniting mob violence across the Arab-Muslim world, and in being dismissive about perils resulting from the Arab Spring as bumps on the road, have only underlined the abysmal collapse of the public face of a policy sold as new beginning of American relationship with Muslim countries.”
I didn’t mean to imply Canada wasn’t a friend - they are.
My point is that their influence in our elections should be no more than our influence should be in theirs. Side-tracking to how Canada feels isn’t on my radar in this fight.
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“Of course Canadians can’t have a direct say in who we elect any more than the reverse would
Umm, well why not? We have people from other nations voting in our elections. And at least Canadians can read the ballot. /s
Narrowly speaking it could be argued that which candidate Canadians want shouldn't be a factor when we go to the polls next month.But speaking more broadly it's worthy of some thought to consider how our *true* friends (Canada being one) feel.I couldn't give two poops who Russians,Chinese,North Koreans,Venezuelans,Iranians,Mexicans (and many others) feel.The majority of people in these countries (as well as their governments) are not our friends.But cooperation with like minded nations...modern,civilized,productive nations...is important.
I take your point. I just don’t want to get overly sidetracked by it.
A strong and free capitalist America is good for the whole world, including Canada. Our only chance for that lies with Romney, not Obama.
A fair number of Canadians are dual citizens either because they happened to have been born here (most Canadians live close to the border) or because their parents are mixed...one Canadian and one US.So some just might be voting next month.
The sad thing is that the only drive to register non-resident voters here in Toronto is run by Democrats Abroad. They had a booth at a street fair near my place a couple of months ago.
Looks like the Canucks have their heads screwed on tighter than our 47%-driven "society".
Is this a trick question?
“Is this a trick question?”
My first thought, exactly. I think Harper and Romney will get along famously. Hopefully might even remind us of the days of Reagan and Mulroney. Stephen Harper has very little time or use for Obummer.
I was going to say if you want your oil going to China instead of America, root for Obama. If you want the oil going to America, root for Romney.
Besides, if Obama wins a second term, where are Canadians going to go for their health care?
When Obama is losing an on-line poll in Canada, then you know he’s in trouble. LOL - Actually, if there is any media in Canada that you can refer to as being conservative in slant - the Toronto Star would be it, but I still find the results interesting.
“...the relationship between the two countries is more important than many Americans realize.We take Canada for granted.....The US doesn’t have many genuine friends in the world but of the few we have Canada,Britain and Australia are probably the most valuable...even though we don’t agree on every single issue.”
The Toronto Scar is the most left-wing paper in Canada (it was founded by striking newspaper workers). The best conservative paper bar none is the National Post, while the Sun Media papers tend to be centre-right.
Oops... I meant the Toronto Sun. My bad.