Sunday, November 02, 2008

the whole world is watching

On the eve of the election, I wonder how much America considers the intense interest of the rest of the world in the results. Our relationship to the rest of the world in the coming months will be critical to the job market, the economy overall, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The question is whether our choice will help to repair the years of damage from Shrub's "shoot first, ask questions later" non-diplomacy or increase it.

I strongly believe that Barack Obama represents our best chance to get our country back on the road to the healthy international relationships that can help to pull us out of the current economic tailspin.

The whole world is watching. And they definitely have opinions.

Here at home, we all wait to see how the big night will unfold in Grant Park and downtown. I hope that it is nothing like 1968.

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