We already know that "the world" favors B. Hussein. ...But then again, most of the world doesn't shave their armpits and mocks Americans for being 'too clean'. That kinda negates their opinions on more important matters...
My sister-in-law is Japanese (and still lives in Japan until they can navigate the VISA hurdles). The other day my mom asked her what they were hearing overseas about this election... She said they broadcast the Democratic National Convention and news about Barack...BUT, she didn't even know the name of the Republican Candidate.
So given the seeming global fanfare for Barry, I was surprised to run across these two stories (small and buried as they may have been):
"...French President Nicolas Sarkozy is very critical of U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama's positions on Iran, according to reports that have reached Israel's government.
Sarkozy has made his criticisms only in closed forums in France. But according to a senior Israeli government source, the reports reaching Israel indicate that Sarkozy views the Democratic candidate's stance on Iran as "utterly immature" and comprised of "formulations empty of all content." .." (source)
-And Cherie Blair on Sarah Palin's treatment by the press (though I think it's her treatment by the average woman is what's been appalling):
VAN SUSTEREN: Have you watched the way the media treats Governor Palin? Have you taken a look at that?
CHERIE BLAIR, WIFE OF TONY BLAIR: I think it's a fascinating thing the way the media treats any women in public life. You know, it is extraordinary, isn't it, that, in the end, the issues all seem to come down to what we wear, what we look like, much more than what we're saying.
VAN SUSTEREN: Why?
BLAIR: I don't know. I think they find it difficult to cope with women who have opinions and women who are actually making it in a man's world." (source)
Of course I don't really care what The Frenchie Prez or Cherie Blair thinks about our election, BUT the MSM was always diligent about plastering it above the fold when the criticism was about Bushie...