GlobeScan just concluded another one of those polls that do nothing for the Democratic candidate. In fact, it's gotten to the point where I think they do these polls--the ones where they ask the world which candidate they want for POTUS--to hurt Obama's chances of winning the White House. The reason? Most Americans could not care less who the world thinks we should elect.
Of course, all of this should be taken with a huge grain of salt. A similarly idiotic poll of the world found that only 46% believed that al Qaeda was responsible for 9/11, while 15% (the 'truthers') blamed the U.S. government, 7% (anti-Semites) blamed Israel, and 7% blamed some other groups.
Those of you in the room for whom fickle world opinion of your next leader plays a large role in determining your vote, please raise your hand.
Everyone else, take a good look around. These are the people who sew Canadian flags on their backpacks when they travel abroad because they don't want people to think they're American.
That's patriotism, folks.
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