Wednesday, March 17, 2004

Name My Supporters? How Much Time Do You Have?

Kerry's claim of foreign leader support is yet another general election gaffe by the Democrats, an opportunity for Bush to shift the focus away from the current state of affairs.

The more that Democrats defend Kerry's words, they less they discuss how a change in the White House will hasten cleansing of Bush's various messes.

The best way for Kerry to put a rest to this issue is highlight the Pew Research Center, which surveyed people in the US, England, France, Germany, Russia, Turkey, Pakistan, Jordan, & Morocco to get a cross-section of attitudes about the United States. This survey, performed annually, illustrates how global opinion regarding the US is growing dramatically more frigid.

Moreover, it finds that:

Large majorities in every country, except for the U.S., hold an unfavorable opinion of Bush.

Foreign public opinion should not dictate American elections, but more worldly Americans should see it as their duty to highlight these findings to their less-traveled compatriots.

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