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I would be very surprised, if Obama would say that.
  • US citizens could take it as insult, when a potential American president doesn't speak about "America has to lead", but in terms of following (see e.g. the flag pin debate on how sensitive Americans can react on issues, which can be interpreted critically towards them) // In any case he is not yet US president. So in a way his prime audience is still the US voter.
  • if he just wants to make his German and European followers happy, the KumbayObama (as you called it) will do it perfectly well. I think he can't do much to alienate them, except speaking about Afghanistan. So no need to alienate his voters at home.

Der Amerikaner ist die Orchidee unter den Menschen
Volker Pispers
by Martin (weiser.mensch(at)googlemail.com) on Sat Jul 19th, 2008 at 03:21:21 PM EST
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