Who would you put in the U.S. Office?

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  1. Graft

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    Meeting with leaders is different than petitioning other countries citizens for the office of our president.
     
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    exactly, obama did both, which shows a he understands that the election is a global issue.
     
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    I see your point and agree but I would still put McCain in there before I fed Obama to the dogs. I don't think Obama knows what he's getting into. From his position up is a major step, not to say he couldn't do it just that I don't think he will be able to handle it.
     
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    But it's not. It's a national issue. Our nation.
     
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    The whole world has a stake in the election, just because they dont get a vote doesnt mean theyre not concerned with the issues and result. Because the result will affect more nations that just the US.
     
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    A nation's leader being elected does effect the world or atleast has the potential. This however doesn't mean Obama should have done what he did.
     
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    Every election in the history of our nation has had some effect on the rest of the world. But it's our nation, and this election shouldn't be any different.
     
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    What so the candidates should just ignore the international community?

    I can't honestly see any reason to criticise obama's world tour beyond petulance, the issues affect the world, and obama has made it clear he is concerned with the rest of the world as well as the US. Isnt that a better sign of international relations?

    McCaine complained because its the move he would make as president, not as a candidate, well its not really a good idea to not show you skills in a job interview.
     
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    Not ignore. Of course they shouldn't do that. But gaining support from other nations people before becoming president could be seen as undermining McCaine, should he win the office.
     
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    Not if mccaine actually put in the effort and did the same.
     
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    Personally I think they should stick to their own electorate, get elected then come and bore the pants out of the rest of us :D
     
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    Well, I think it's the other way around - the domestic elections aren't enough about forreign relations and politics beyond that of the middle-east, of course. And that works two ways; the campaign never deals with it much, but the electorate couldn't care less (generally). And that whilst you are choosing here the most powerful office in the world, which constantly deals with the rest of the world.

    Maybe Obama tries to break that cycle by going on world tour, make it an issue. Interestingly, so did Hillary, as she accused Obama of lacking the experience in that area. Maybe he tries to catch up or show her wrong.

    Either way, forreign politics is a very important part of the job. And Mr. Bush sort of screwed it up. I personally think that, with Obama, the US could choose a president of which they shouldn't be ashamed abroad. And I think that McCain would have a much harder time in doing the same.