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Is the "President of the World" in trouble?

"Only nine months ago... in Germany, Barack Obama was heralded as "president of the world."

"...now that he's president of the United States, the world doesn't appear to be following up on its endorsement."

"...many nations are rebuffing the president and offering little wiggle room for him to negotiate economic and security policies."

"...there is a growing impression across Europe that the Obama administration is inept and inefficient and increasingly poorly managed."

"A top European Union politician on Wednesday slammed Obama's plans for the U.S. to spend its way out of recession as "a way to hell."

"and this is a make-or-break trip for the new president at time when many are questioning American global leadership."

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/first100days/2009/03/25/global-recession-tests-obamas-popularity-world-leaders/

Anyone want to predict how he'll fair on the global stage in light o

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 4:31 PM on Mar. 25, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (28)
  • President Obama has made the world his stage and now cannot perform the opening act. It doesn't matter whether you like him or not. The facts are the facts. He has made us to look like we have become weak. We no longer have money worth the paper it is printed on. China no longer views us as a good credit risk and also wants a new world currency by which other countries are valued. We no longer can use the word "terrorism". We do nothing about the illegals. We do nothing about the drug wars from Mexico spilling into our country. We have not a full and working cabinet for the administration as of today. Our unempolyment is growing higher everyday. Our housing crisis is slowly getting worse. And, our people are becoming as unsettled as some of our fellow countries people.
    foreverb3

    Answer by foreverb3 at 8:48 PM on Mar. 25, 2009

  • cont.
    of the past 65+ days?!

    Hope he's bringing a bunch of teleprompters!!!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:32 PM on Mar. 25, 2009

  • yay! the teleprompter joke!

    i think a lot of countries jumped the gun on calling him the greatest thing since sliced bread. he does represent change from what we've had the past 8 years. everyone perceives him in a different light.
    JackalsWife

    Answer by JackalsWife at 4:35 PM on Mar. 25, 2009

  • What i see is we are so divided that other countries are laughing at us. I believe we need to stand tall and show the powerful NATION we are.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:36 PM on Mar. 25, 2009

  • I am sure there will be some that simply dismiss this question because the OP references FOX. Oh well.


     I think the last straw for me was being lectured by France about spending and taxing. *shakes head*

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 4:38 PM on Mar. 25, 2009

  • I think we need to stand up for helping each other so that the gov't doesn't have to do it! If we can take care of ourselves and everyone pitch in and do their part then the gov't can handle the political stuff.

    I do believe this nation is becoming very divided which is the opposite of what we need right now. Even if I don't like Obama or agree with him I want America to succeed.
    lil_angel00

    Answer by lil_angel00 at 4:42 PM on Mar. 25, 2009

  • What's happened is that reality has set in. He talked the talk, sadly, he doesn't have to experience, or intelligence to walk the walk, to back up all that fancy talk. And, the ones paying the price are the American citizens,and the other countries now see that,and are backing off. They want nothing to do with the train wreck that is becoming the American Government under this "president."
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:50 PM on Mar. 25, 2009

  • the smoke and mirrors are slowling fading.
    mamakirs

    Answer by mamakirs at 4:54 PM on Mar. 25, 2009

  • The only reason any other country wanted Obama in the Oval office, was because they knew we would become a weaker Nation. What country wouldn't just love to have a Superpower be weakened voluntarily by it's own people and it's own leaders, to keep them from having to do anything to help that cause along. Why would a country that wants us weak invade us, when they can just encourage someone like Obama to become President and then they can just walk right in.
    Time to get the Chinese language courses in schools going quickly instead of spanish.
    akinbottom2

    Answer by akinbottom2 at 5:08 PM on Mar. 25, 2009

  • The few countries who had looked to us for years for money and military might are now scared wondering who in the hell is going to police for them, when the US is no longer strong. The US has been a Superpower for so long, little countries wouldn't know how to survive without us, militarily or monetarily.
    The money part is GONE, thanks Obama.
    akinbottom2

    Answer by akinbottom2 at 5:11 PM on Mar. 25, 2009