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2012-11-11 Europe
Explaining Germany's Infantile Crush on Obama
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Posted by tipper 2012-11-11 03:06|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [247 views ]  Top

#1 That's why they forgive him for sending out drones like other people would send postcards.

Great line.
Posted by phil_b 2012-11-11 06:21||   2012-11-11 06:21|| Front Page Top

#2 fully 93 percent of the country (Germany) would have voted for him (Obama) in this election

We weren't quite as foolish here in the U.S. Nearly half of the voters in the U.S. did not vote for Obama. There are some 94 million eligible voters in the U.S. who did not vote. One couldn't say either party has a mandate. A no vote may mean that neither candidate was suitable.
Posted by JohnQC 2012-11-11 08:35||   2012-11-11 08:35|| Front Page Top

#3 There can only be one.... there is a visceral understanding amongst the Teutonic types about this.
Posted by Shipman 2012-11-11 08:40||   2012-11-11 08:40|| Front Page Top

#4 Germany needs those exports. No money in US no Audis exported. Enjoy bailing out the PIIGS, German Taxpayers™.
Posted by Alaska Paul  2012-11-11 14:24||   2012-11-11 14:24|| Front Page Top

#5 The article is an exaggeration. While it's true that most Germans prefer Obama over Romney, the "crush" on him is long gone. Romney has given Germans no reasons to like him, he didn't visit the country and frankly, he has given nobody much reason to like him except for being a Republican.

I've seen Obama in Berlin 2008 and was utterly unimpressed by his empty phrases. Since then I've been joined by many sane Germans. For many Obama has shown to be a disappointment. They only mention his Nobel Prize with a snark. But they still don't like Romney.

But then again, nobody has to now. He's fading away.
Posted by European Conservative 2012-11-11 18:17||   2012-11-11 18:17|| Front Page Top

#6 EU, I appreciate reading your views from across the pond. You are more perceptive than many of our voters in the US.
Posted by JohnQC 2012-11-11 18:27||   2012-11-11 18:27|| Front Page Top

#7 Thank you JohnQC
Let me just add that there is no need to go into a depressive mood now. Obama's incompetence will become more obvious in the next two years. Republicans still control the House so they can and hopefully will prevent any nonsense he might try.

In two years take back the Senate, chose a candidate who appeals to a wide diversity of Americans. Don't buy that demographic crap of "angry old white males". A charismatic, steadfast, principled Republican can and will appeal to a majority of Americans. This country was not built on entitlements, it was built on freedom and justice for all.

Even Romney could have won this. A better Republican certainly will. I don't think that after four more years of Obama people will be waiting for Hillary.

Obama was (and still is) popular because of his speeches. Let's face it: His speech after winning was excellent. It was a speech a Republican could have given, too.

The difference? A Republican would have meant it. And followed through. Obama had promised to unite Americans in 2008. That didn't happen of course.

Ronald Reagan could.
Posted by European Conservative 2012-11-11 18:54||   2012-11-11 18:54|| Front Page Top

#8 I'm sorry EC, but there will never be a mythical "better Republican." The problem is perceptions. If the guy pointing at the freight train barreling down the tracks and frantically waving us off, has to be morally flawless and also "charismatic" before we'll listen to him, we'll get smashed to bits, and we'll deserve it.
Posted by RandomJD 2012-11-11 22:09||   2012-11-11 22:09|| Front Page Top

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