Monday, June 16, 2008

The world is pro-US?

Ok, here's another political post; hopefully last for a while; still lots of random wedding/honeymoon thoughts and photos to come. But odd observation that I haven't seen noted elsewhere. Despite the record low approval ratings for the US around the world, it seems odd that in every recent election (with only one prominent exception **), the pro-US candidate has won.

From Gordon Brown in the UK, Sarkozy in Francy, Merkel in Germany, Berlusconi in Italy. Similar outcomes in South Korea and Taiwan.

Not sure how to explain this. Thoughts?

** The one exception is Spain, and that was only because a terrorist set off a bomb right before election day.
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