November 19, 2009

Obama: "We've restored America's standing"

Via CNN:

A little more than a year after his election, President Obama said his administration has laid the groundwork for success on global and domestic matters.

"I think that we've restored America's standing in the world, and that's confirmed by polls," he told CNN's Ed Henry in a wide-ranging interview this week during his trip to China.

"I think a recent one indicated that around the world, before my election, less than half the people -- maybe less than 40 percent of the people -- thought that you could count on America to do to the right thing. Now it's up to 75 percent."

Earth to Messiah: You're the President of the United States, not the world.

His standing internationally may be high; however, among the people who actually elected him, he's sinking.

Posted by Hube at November 19, 2009 04:56 PM | TrackBack

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I always liked what Ronald Reagan said: "I don't care if we're liked; we're going to be respected." Obama's ensuring that neither will be true.

Posted by: Paul Smith at November 19, 2009 09:31 PM

this sounds eerily like "mission accomplished'

Posted by: arthur at November 20, 2009 09:28 AM

Our "standing" or "bowing?"

In related news, Daled Amos observed that the State Department claims to have made more progress in the Middle East than the Bush administration did in 8 years!

Barry Rubin disposes of that nonsense.

Posted by: soccer dad at November 20, 2009 10:16 AM

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