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liberalpragmatist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 12:08 PM
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Which Candidate Would Be the Most Popular President Overseas?
Certainly, ALL would be VASTLY more popular than Bush, except for Lieberman -- please, please NOT a FLAMEBAIT -- I'm just stating that the truth is that with his hawkishness on foreign affairs and the midle east, he'd be a little more popular than Bush, not hated, but he wouldn't be extremely popular, especially in the Middle East, both due to his policy positions and far more unfairly because he's Jewish.

Of the others, I personally think that Kerry would prove the most popular. Europeans loved the first JFK, and especially in Europe, Kerry would be extraordinarily popular, what with his education in Switzerland, his fluent French and Italian, his Portuguese-American wife and his love of sophisticated Euro-type things.

Dean could also be relatively popular, though I don't think it'd be so much as Kerry, because of his opposition to the Iraq War and his rhetoric against Bush. Clark could be similar. Edwards could be very popular as well because he evokes Bill Clinton -- he's very proto-typically "american" but in a much more endearing way than Bush (similar to Clinton).

What do you all think?
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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 12:19 PM
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1. To us foreigners, even Lieberman would be a relief after Bush.
Because people overseas don't know much about any candidate until they become president (hard not to notice them then). I'm sure all that most of my (British) compatriots know about Lieberman is that he was Gore's vice-presidential candidate. For this reason, I can't see too many people abroad having much of an opinion on which candidate they like, except that we hope to God you vote somebody whose name is not Bush in next time.

Being an evil-Du'er, I'm much more well-informed on the US political scene than my compatriots are. Indeed, I know almost as much about your country's politics as I do mine!
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