2008 And Another Sign of the Times
posted by April 2 at 8:59 AMon
World views US ‘more positively’
Attitudes to the United States are improving, an opinion poll carried out for the BBC World Service suggests.
The average percentage of people saying that the US has a positive influence has risen to 35% from 31% a year ago, according to the survey.
Those saying the US has a negative influence fell five percentage points to 47%.
The future will certainly connect the current revival of American prestige with the arrival of Obama on the main stage of planetary politics. In fact, the crucial (and telling) difference between his presidency and Clinton’s is this: Clinton (like McCain) will be nothing more than another American president, whereas Obama will be a world president. In Obama’s presidency is the first big leap toward the real globalization of politics.