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President of the World | DemocracyNow! | 11 Dec 2008

MATHIAS MÜLLER VON BLUMENCRON: It was a very moving moment for everybody here in Germany. If Barack Obama would have been elected here, he would have gotten 75 percent of the vote and even, as I looked it up, 88 percent of the vote of the executives here in Germany. So--

AMY GOODMAN: 88 percent--so, more than of the general population--of the executives. You mean the corporate executives?

MATHIAS MÜLLER VON BLUMENCRON: Corporate executives. They would have elected him by 88 percent.


MATHIAS MÜLLER VON BLUMENCRON: So, by a big margin. There is big hope. There is big excitement about change, about his motto of change. We called him, on this cover, "the world's president," because we followed this election basically as it would have been a German election, very intensely. We did five, six cover stories on that election campaign alone in this year, so our people were very familiar with the issues, and there was a very big attention for this, first for the pre-election and afterwards for the real election. Everybody was hoping that he would win.

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by Cat on Thu Dec 11th, 2008 at 08:45:33 PM EST
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