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Why Bush? An Across-the-Sea Perspective

Posted by Rick · November 8th, 2004 · No Comments

It’s interesting to see what other parts of the world say about our election.

The Bush presidency has had a unifying effect on Europe: he’s a hate-figure to rally around. With ten new countries in the Union, and the new European Constitution just agreed, but not yet ratified, we’re going to need all the unity we can get in the next few years. Martin Sutherland, “The Coming of Winter” (November 3, 2004) Sunpig.com

Martin is not an American. His wife Abi, however, is. The two of them live in the UK.

Abi’s blog article trying to explain the election outcome to friends and neighbors in Great Britain provides a more balanced point of view than I could, insisting, as it does, that those who voted for Bush cannot be seen as “stupid.” She makes a good case for it, too.

Without further editorial (for the moment) on my part, I recommend these other points of view to those of you who aren’t too tightly locked into the Fox show. That should include just about anyone who read what I just wrote!

Update (November 9, 2004): For more on how other countries are viewing our election result, read Edward Gomez, “WORLD VIEWS: ‘Godly’ America beats ‘worldly,’ the end of era of ‘anti-ideological’ politics, it’s still ‘a great country’ and more global spin on U.S. elections” (November 9, 2004) SFGate.com.

Categories: 2004 Presidential Election


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