A new poll by the BBC shows that while Obama has been unable to muster a significant lead over his republican rival John McCain, the world would prefer Obama as the U.S. president.
The article, "World wants Obama as president: poll," notes that 17 of 22 nations polled thought world relations would improve with an Obama presidency.
My thought on this: who cares what the rest of the world thinks. They don't get a vote. Not only that, who cares what the rest of the world thinks, because they do not have the best interests of the U.S. on their minds.
Sometimes, unfortunately, a president has to do things that might not be popular. He or she has to do what he or she thinks is right. He cannot make decisions because "Oh, this might offend France, or Spain, or Mexico."
Sure, he should have empathy for other nations and people around the world, but that should not be at the forefront of his mind. On the forefront of his mind should be: AMERICA.
Personally, I think Obama would think of other nations before the U.S. I think he would put what the UN thinks before what is best for the U.S. I think he would support a world court that would have jurisdiction over our courts, thus taking away some of our Constitutional rights.
Obama would also allow the UN Security Council decide where we go to war and where we send our soldiers. I think this would be bad policy. I think this would be foolish.
And that's just another reason why I support John McCain for President: he puts his country first.
And that is my thought of the day.