Foreigners Love Kerry

| September 29, 2004 | Reply

And I could care less.

It’s not so much that people around the world love Kerry, though. It’s that they hate Bush. And is because of his politics? Heh. Guess again.

Sen. John F. Kerry appears to be the runaway favorite abroad, even though few people outside the United States know much about the Massachusetts Democrat or his positions on foreign policy questions.

“If foreigners could vote, there’s no question what the result would be,” said Guillaume Parmentier, director of the French Center on the United States. “Bush’s image, even before the war in Iraq, was not good. The way he comports himself, the vocabulary he uses — good versus evil, God and all that — even his body language, most people think is not presidential.” He added, “I’ve never seen such hostility.”

And that’s why I could care less about the world’s opinion – because it’s based on superficial reasons and outright bigotry. They don’t like him because he talks funny. They don’t like him because he believes in God. They don’t like him because he’s believes that not everything is shaded in grey.

So what?

You know who does like him? These people:

One other place where Bush appears somewhat popular is Sudan, particularly in the Darfur region.

Some Sudanese say they wish his interventionist policies would extend to their country. “We could use a regime change,” said Halima Huessin, a Sudanese aid worker in Darfur, as she looked out over a gaggle of children covered in flies and men sleeping in thatched huts.

Yeah, I’ll take those folks over the rest of the world anytime.

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