Originally Posted by Vainamoinen
After Million Dollar Baby, I admit, I found it hard to believe the man's even republican at all.
I can never remember, which one are the republicans? Romney & Co?
The general consensus over here is that Obama has been a good president. Far better than Bush. It's great seeing him taking an active stance on Gay rights (should everyone suffer because a fanatical religious minority think they are the devil incarnate? No.), His attempt to bring decent healthcare to the states (If you saw the Opening ceremony of the olympics, you'll see how much we appreciate our health service.) was admirable, even if it did ultimately fail (for reasons I don't know). His office has also helped to change the image of "Annoying dumb americans" perpetuated by Bush's office to one which sees you as being more intelligent and civilised. Respectable members of the international community, not just rich kids, bullying everyone else in the playground.
I don't know what his policy is like in the US, but I often see people moaning because the economy isn't fixed yet, claiming he's done nothing in his four years of office. And I feel I should add that the same is true for practically every country who suffered difficulties (Germany was faring well, but they are an exception to the rule), no matter which route out they took: Borrowing or repaying.
Also, everyone is sick about hearing about the US presidential race all the time on our news. I'm curious did you get lots of coverage during the UK elections a couple of years back? Probably not.