Friday, September 12, 2008

An Important Development

As we all remember, presidential candidate Obama made a whirlwind tour to the Middle East and also Europe recently. His favorable reception on the continent probably exceeded that of almost any politician in recent memory. He was feted everywhere he went and generally treated like a rock star. Speaking in Berlin he was surrounded by adoring Germans who reminded one of the crowds which prominent speakers drew in the thirties.

The question in every one’s mind is; what long lasting affect his presence in Europe might have not only on our relations but also on the election? Polls taken shortly after his visit to citizens of those countries he visited revealed that he enjoyed an extremely high “favorability” rating. I am grateful to a fellow blogger (this is where I lifted it) for supplying the most recent map which indicates what Obama can expect from his new friends in the line of electoral votes.

Oh, that’s right, I forgot! This disappointing result reminds me that Europeans do not have a voice in our electoral process. Never mind!

In His abiding love,

Cecil Moon

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