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Barack Obama Vs. Mitt Romney: Who Would Europe Vote for?

AdriHead 2012/10/31 21:26:44
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Though the numbers in the polls change at an hourly rate, the election is pretty darn close this year between incumbent president Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. But what if the election was taking place in Europe instead of America? Would there be a sure-fire winner?

A recent online survey by polling experts Angus Reid showed that Brits favored the current president over Romney by a ratio of 10:1. That's a pretty big gap. The study also showed that 52 percent of Brits believed that Obama has met their expectations of what he would accomplish in his first term, while 18 percent said that the President failed to make a good impression. Which presidential candidate do you think Britain -- and the rest of Europe -- is more supportive of?

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All the signs are the presidential election is set to be a close-run thing. So just why is Barack Obama overwhelmingly more popular than Mitt Romney in Britain and the rest of Europe?
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  • jerry 2012/10/31 21:59:30
    Mitt Romney
    jerry
    +23
    This is America....remember? What made America Great is that we were NOT like europe in a lot of ways.

    How about we try to get back to that greatness...opportunity....re...

    Go Mitt and Paul!

    who cares

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  • Emily 2012/11/23 19:58:12
    Barack Obama
    Emily
    For example here in Norway 93% of the population would vote for Obama, because he is part of the most nobel political party of the two lesser evils. Seriously though, people in the US got a pretty screwed up prioritering when they whant to vote for someone the likes of Mitt Romney.
  • Tracy S 2012/11/06 19:05:22
    Mitt Romney
    Tracy S
    +1
    It surprises, and often offends, Americans when we see people from Europe weighing in on our presidential elections. As several Europeans have duly noted, the US has a big impact on their economies as it is one of their biggest trading partners, if not the biggest, depending upon the country. Conversely, Americans are much more interested in our top trading partners than in other countries, but only one European country is among our top 5 trading partners. We care more about what is happening in Canada, Mexico, China and Japan, but we also view their internal affairs, such as elections, as none of our business.
  • Marie-J... Tracy S 2012/11/18 21:23:27
    Marie-Jacqueline
    Canada, China, Mexico, Great-Brittian (with in its influenceshere the Common Wealth) Just by their seize and natual resoarches they can't be a match.

    One point is lacking here.
    The political influence of the US in its foreign policy, even their domestic issues have repurcussions worldwide.

    It is not about that we want a vote in US elections, like some US-SH's think.
    US elections are domestic buisness. That is how it should be.

    Our worry is that who Americans chose as President can be good or deastrous for foreign policy.
  • Jensenmk 2012/11/06 17:46:47
    Barack Obama
    Jensenmk
    Misery loves company.
  • Marie-Jacqueline 2012/11/06 13:12:59 (edited)
    Barack Obama
    Marie-Jacqueline
    +1
    What a lot of miscinceptions even ignorance about Europe!

    Europe consists of many countries, neither of them can be called socialist.

    Being liberal in Europe is something totally different than in the US.
    If you should compare it with the US, not that excact but it has to do, they are leaning left of conservatism.

    Why do we have major interest in the US?
    It is quite simple, certainly for the smaller countries, like the Netherlands (where I live).
    You see, if something happens here, often it will have a minor effect, or no effect on the US.
    However if something happens in the US, be it on domestic or foreign policy, it will have a major effect on us.

    That is why we learn at a young age to look beyond our borders, to be well informed!
    That is why we (have) learn(ed) mandatory 3 languages in school (English, German, French).
    That is why we learn about our own history, European history and world history, including the history and political system of the US.

    That is why I find US-SH's proclaiming foreign US-SH's should keep out of the discussions here on SH as some sort of provincialistic reaction.
    That is strange coming from a country that has major interest and influence in the world.

    President Obama accusing being apologatic towards other nations.
    First of al...




























    What a lot of miscinceptions even ignorance about Europe!

    Europe consists of many countries, neither of them can be called socialist.

    Being liberal in Europe is something totally different than in the US.
    If you should compare it with the US, not that excact but it has to do, they are leaning left of conservatism.

    Why do we have major interest in the US?
    It is quite simple, certainly for the smaller countries, like the Netherlands (where I live).
    You see, if something happens here, often it will have a minor effect, or no effect on the US.
    However if something happens in the US, be it on domestic or foreign policy, it will have a major effect on us.

    That is why we learn at a young age to look beyond our borders, to be well informed!
    That is why we (have) learn(ed) mandatory 3 languages in school (English, German, French).
    That is why we learn about our own history, European history and world history, including the history and political system of the US.

    That is why I find US-SH's proclaiming foreign US-SH's should keep out of the discussions here on SH as some sort of provincialistic reaction.
    That is strange coming from a country that has major interest and influence in the world.

    President Obama accusing being apologatic towards other nations.
    First of all he didn't do that!
    What he did was aknowledge the fact that we are allies!

    You don't realise how the Bush administration did damage the relations with his allies.
    With if you are not for us, you are against us, that doesn't do a lot for keeping the friends you have.

    But just for the fun of it, just suppose President Obama did that!
    Is the US above reproach?
    Can you break laws, human rights, start a war, ruining your countries economy without any damage to your foreign allies?
    Without accepting any critism from outside.

    Europe has seen 2 WW in the 20th century.
    Twice millions were killed, procecuted, died in famines, bombed, had to flee, enormous destruction of house, factories etc.
    It saw tirans that had no regard for human live.

    That changed us, that has formed our policies, if in any way possible we will chose the diplomatic way to solve disagreements.

    So given the choice we will choose the democratic candidate!

    Because a republican candidate in general approaches foreign nations from a provincialistic, isionalistic viewpoint.

    Saying President Obama does make the US look bad isn't true!
    You know who do that?

    Those that pushed their religious views into US politics.
    Republican candidates for the presidency that have no idea where other countries are , who they are, how their politics work.
    Insult and tell lies about the way other countries adress certain issues!
    Neither will they learn from other countries when those countries are better on certain issues.

    No, even proven wrong by facts they will proclaim the US as the greatest country the world has ever seen and they top it of by declaring the US being God's favourite!
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  • hippycat Marie-J... 2012/11/06 14:37:13
    hippycat
    +1
    This is one of the best post here on SodaHead. Agree with everything you said.
  • Marie-J... hippycat 2012/11/06 17:52:33
    Marie-Jacqueline
    +1
    Thank you very much.

    Just couldn't stand the misconceptions!
  • hippycat Marie-J... 2012/11/06 22:10:11
    hippycat
    +1
    You're welcome! The level of ignorance displayed on this board is quite scary at times. We are lucky that SodaHead is not representative (or so I hope....;)
  • Rally Marie-J... 2012/11/17 15:56:55
    Rally
    +2
    As an American, who knows something of the world outside it's borders, I could not agree with you more. Very, very well said.
    Thank You.
  • Marie-J... Rally 2012/11/17 21:05:05
    Marie-Jacqueline
    Thank you very much for your nice comment!

    I'm glad that there are still Americans that have the knowledge and the common sense to be a big asset to their society!
  • SoapBoxLady 2012/11/05 07:54:41
    Barack Obama
    SoapBoxLady
    I don't know about all of Europe but having just been in London and Paris, I can tell you that both cities are full of beggars and pickpockets. I spent 2 weeks in Paris and there were beggars everywhere. Some were even Muslim women, which surprised me. Most of the common people in the outlying areas look to be not as healthy (especially their teeth!)so I wonder how that socialistic national healthcare is working out for them. The rich looked very rich and the rest of them looked poor. Paris, especially, looked to need tourists to keep their economy going. Unemployment was very high in both cities. They looked like they need their government handouts so no wonder they would prefer Obama.

    paris beggars
  • Rally SoapBox... 2012/11/17 16:04:55
    Rally
    +1
    You need to spend more than 2 weeks in Paris. Paris is not Europe, and Paris is not France.
    Can you imagine someone coming to America for two weeks and staying in NYC, and than taking that home as an image of America ? Your experience is downright absurd !
    That is the other problem with Americans. They are so busy trying to survive or earn money
    that they have no time in their short lives to spend extended time abroad. It is like a formal education. A great education cannot be had in 2 weeks. The more invested in time the wiser the outcome.
  • 001 2012/11/04 17:12:33
    Barack Obama
    001
    +2
    I'm European and I don't know anyone who'd vote for Romney.
  • SIMPATTYCO 001 2012/11/04 21:25:59
    SIMPATTYCO
    WHY DO WE CARE?
  • 001 SIMPATTYCO 2012/11/05 11:50:03
    001
    +1
    Whoa wtf? I just answered the question. If you don't care, gtfo.
  • SIMPATTYCO 001 2012/11/05 13:54:11
    SIMPATTYCO
    My point is that Americans are NOT impressed by failing socialist light countries whose economies are in the crapper. IT DOESN'T"T WORK. It's very nice until you run out of other peoples money! We have a lot of problems, made worse by the stealth Commy/Muslim. Frankly Sy We don't give a damn what Europe thinks!
  • hippycat SIMPATTYCO 2012/11/05 20:32:17
    hippycat
    +1
    I am not aware of one socialist country in Europe. Please enlighten me.
  • SIMPATTYCO hippycat 2012/11/05 21:47:29
    SIMPATTYCO
    FIRT MAY I DEFINE WHAT I MEAN BY SOCIALISM AS WE DISCUSS HERE ....

    If you over tax the populace to redistribute by the government and the Government runs out of other peoples money I call most of Europe" Socialist Light " Greece Spain France Portugal Italy et al SOCIALISM DOESN"T WORK


    Modern socialism originated from an 18th-century intellectual and working class political movement that criticised the effects of industrialisation and private property on society. In the early 19th-century, "socialism" referred to any concern for the social problems of capitalism irrespective of the solutions to those problems. However, by the late 19th-century, "socialism" had come to signify opposition to capitalism and advocacy for an alternative system based on some form of social ownership.[8] Orthodox Marxists later considered scientific assessment and democratic planning to be critical elements of socialism. In the late 20th century, the term "socialist" has also been used by Third way social democrats to refer to an ethical political doctrine focusing on a common set of values emphasizing social cooperation, universal welfare, and equality.[9] It is used in this way by Third Way proponent Anthony Giddens, who rejects conventional definitions and implementations of socialism.[
  • hippycat SIMPATTYCO 2012/11/06 14:44:55
    hippycat
    +1
    Quote:In the late 20th century, the term "socialist" has also been used by Third way social democrats to refer to an ethical political doctrine focusing on a common set of values emphasizing social cooperation, universal welfare, and equality.'
    I don't think you can call Europe 'Third World' but other than that, I can't see anything wrong with what I just copied from you.
  • SIMPATTYCO hippycat 2012/11/06 15:05:32
    SIMPATTYCO
    It is obvious that most of Europe is heading in that direction 3d wrld .... In the United States Socialism is CODE for big nanny government that taxes wealth and redistributes it as sees fit .. As our method of Government has saved the world so far from Nazis , Communism and Tryany.. Why would we go down that path when it is proven NOT to work anywhere It's been tried
  • Rally hippycat 2012/11/17 16:33:56 (edited)
    Rally
    +3
    They all died 22 years ago. They are dead and not coming back in you or your children's, or grandchildren's lifetime. Communism, Marxisim, and Socialism are completely dead issues in the western world today.
    Democratic socialism has nothing to do with the above. It is a hybrid, civilized form of the capitalism practiced in America.
  • hippycat Rally 2012/11/17 16:41:21
    hippycat
    +1
    yes, I am always stunned to read the word socialism/communism in context with America. No one in Europe would come up with it.
  • hippycat SIMPATTYCO 2012/11/06 14:41:03
    hippycat
    +1
    You should - America is not alone in the world and depends on international trade. You should read Mary-Jaqueline's comment. All I could do is repeat what she said. If you can't see truth when it stares in your face, then You must remain ignorant. Your choice!
  • hippycat SIMPATTYCO 2012/11/05 20:34:35
    hippycat
    +2
    You should care - America is not the only country in the world.
  • Rally SIMPATTYCO 2012/11/17 16:11:47 (edited)
    Rally
    +4
    Because it tells you something about the fraud that this man was as seen from outside of the American bubble. Europe has centuries of civilization that we are deficient in, and they see Mitt Romney as the uncivilized fool the he was and is. I might add that it is not only the Europeans that see this. Mitt Romney was not liked abroad by an almost unanimous margin. If you think that going "rogue" is smart then fine, but I do not. "Cowboy capitalism" is not viewed with much approval abroad.
  • Bureauc 0Bamao 2012/11/03 00:43:42
    Barack Obama
    Bureauc 0Bamao
    +1
    The Socialism Light counties in Europe will go for barack just like China where 61% favor 0bamao or Russia where 0webama is favored 5 to 1 over Romney.
    By this time next week we should know if we are the next Greece or return as the greatest, freest country in the World.
  • Marie-J... Bureauc... 2012/11/06 13:16:39
    Marie-Jacqueline
    +1
    Greatest, freest country in the world!

    Great in what, free in what!
  • Rally Marie-J... 2012/11/18 00:03:55 (edited)
    Rally
    +3
    Yes, as an American, I ask as well - "Great in what, and free in what" ?
    Collectively, we are very deluded about the greatness of our country today. We have been drunk with "greatness" far too long. That is a sure sign of decline.
    People that live in America need to spend more time in other democratic, westernized, industrialized, civilized economies to see the true nature and reality of what we are living with. I am not talking about a vacation, but living there for an extended time. The problem is, most people are so preoccupied with their survival, that they do not have the time to do that. Their lives are slipping past. It is truly, truly sad. They would rather get their fix at the shopping mall and continue to be deluded by the fantasy news network, FOX. The GOP does not want to change the status quo. They are the greatest impediment toward the further civilization of the US.
  • Marie-J... Rally 2012/11/18 00:43:02
    Marie-Jacqueline
    The problem in my opinion is that Americans generaly have a deeply felled conviction in American Exceptionalisms.
    Not be able to leave the US for a while doesn't put their ideas to the test!

    Even when confronted with facts they only saw/see the mythe.
    They saw/see no reason to take a good look at themself.
    Why look at your negative side? You are perfect, nummero uno!!

    You can't get an objective view on where you do good, where you should improve and there where you really should put your energy in.

    They also don't realise that what they see as "hating America" is in fact the irritation of other nations that see the US do things that according to US credo should't do.
  • Rally Marie-J... 2012/11/18 01:57:39
    Rally
    +2
    American Exceptionalism is a fantasy. It is also a dangerous concept
  • Marie-J... Rally 2012/11/18 19:02:07
    Marie-Jacqueline
    I also want to say that your answer on my reaction "freest, greatest" is true and to the point!

    I also agree on your opinion on AE!
  • SIMPATTYCO Bureauc... 2012/11/06 15:07:40
    SIMPATTYCO
    +1
    They will GO for Obama???? They don't vote here they don't have any say here Why do we give a flip what they want.. I don't understand this thread
  • Marie-J... SIMPATTYCO 2012/11/06 17:57:53
    Marie-Jacqueline
    +1
    How sad it is that you don't realize that your choice of a President has a big impact on other nations.
    What choice you make in what president you want will represent itself in US foreign policy.
    And that wll have a major effect on us.
  • Bureauc... Marie-J... 2012/11/06 18:30:48
    Bureauc 0Bamao
    +1
    How sad it is that you missed her point that Europe does not vote in our election. I doubt she cares what dead broke socialist counties in Europe think of America.
    I certainly DO NOT.
    NOW PAY ATTENTION: NO ONE comes to America looking for a better way of forced income redistribution.
  • Marie-J... Bureauc... 2012/11/06 18:48:40
    Marie-Jacqueline
    +1
    Oh, I didn't miss the point!

    What you want to misunderstand is the plain fact that the American elections and the choice of presidental candidates, and the actual choice of who becomes President is important to us.

    Just plain common sense on our side to be interested..

    Not paying attention on your side is the type arrogance which harms the US.
    However your are to narcistic in the believe of your own greatness to see that.
  • Bureauc... Marie-J... 2012/11/06 18:54:25
    Bureauc 0Bamao
    +1
    The idea that Europeans would prefer 0webama is proof that common sense does not play a part in your decisions.
  • hippycat Bureauc... 2012/11/06 21:51:42
    hippycat
    +1
    Your avatar is very appropriate. Dumb as an.......
  • Bureauc... hippycat 2012/11/07 02:06:15
    Bureauc 0Bamao
    +1
    Avatar is a composite of barack barry Hussein satoroe 0webama and the democrat party's party's symbol, the Jackass. Glad you like!
  • Marie-J... Bureauc... 2012/11/07 12:40:32
    Marie-Jacqueline
    +1
    Some US-SH's have lost reason in their eagerness to split the country apart.
    With conspiracy complots, with accusations that hold no ground, the strong involvent of religion in the legal process, the insults and being abusive in pictures and words, including the family of a candidate in that abuse
    Common sense?

    Our political process won't go for those tactics.
    In fact it is considered rude, disrespectfull.
    Common sense!
  • hippycat Marie-J... 2012/11/07 16:52:44
    hippycat
    +1
    Especially on this one here the level of rudeness is quite unbelievable. I think you can attack anyone's beliefs but personal attacks just scream 'I am to dumb to come up with a valid argument'.
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