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Obama Excites Huge Audience Of 200,000 In Berlin, While McCain Complains At German Restaurant In Columbus, Ohio

While young Senator Barack Obama delivered a speech to a far larger than expected crowd in Berlin of 200,000, that sometimes excited and stirred the audience to think, John McCain's campaign organized a small low budget event for John McCain at Schmitt's German Restaurant in Columbus, Ohio, in which McCain seemed to be mostly petty and nasty in tone.

More and more, John McCain is coming across as someone like the Mr. Wilson in the Dennis The Menace cartoons; an old man who complains about everything, and is simply a miserable man to be around.

Obama proved the greatest popularity of any American leader overseas since Bill Clinton. By comparison, George Bush has only helped to spur widespread protests and sometimes violence when he would visit overseas. Apparently, Obama has a positive enough image that so many in Europe are willing to give the United States a second look, and take a more positive view of the United States.

The Unites States has suffered from a bad image problem overseas during much of the Bush Administration years, that the U.S. has lost so much support from Europe that is vital on so many foreign affairs and international issues. If anything, Obama has proven how much he could improve that view of the United States and help with the relative political isolation of the U.S. by some European states on some issues.

Part of the hope of Barack Obama is not only to lift up hope in the United States, but also to raise up a good image of the United States abroad not seen since the days of John F. Kennedy or Bill Clinton. And that's a very good thing.

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and not one of those Krauts can vote...too bad for you.

Lee Ward[TypeKey Profile Page]:

"and not one of those Krauts can vote...too bad for you."

Obama is calling for the world to join together to combat terrorism.

John McCain is not, and is incapable of rallying the kind of worldwide cooperation that Obama is able to muster.

Folks like Michale don't see any value in that - like Bush, they're perfectly content to let American taxpayers pay the freight and to let Americans soldiers carry the fight forward.

McCain uses that kind of language too, referring to Vietnamese as "gooks". While Michael and McCain are both entitled to wear their hate on the shirt sleeves, the majority of Americans are turned off by such talk.

And bnorm - John McCain needs folks like Lance Armstrong stage with him in order to get an audience, Obama does not.

Lee Ward[TypeKey Profile Page]:

"So you mean to say that without the FREE concert by two popular German bands, Obama would have drawn an audience of 200,000 people?"

Yes, I do. He's the biggest rock star on the planet, bnorm, which brings us to the question of what planet have you been living on for the last 10 months or so?

You can disagree and say they shouldn't idolize him...but they do.


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