World No Longer Showing Obama the Love

Friday, 21 Sep 2012 12:49 PM

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People across the globe seemingly fell in love with President Barack Obama during his presidential campaign of 2008 and shortly afterward. But now that love affair is over.

In addition, there’s little evidence that his popularity overseas did anything to boost relations with our allies –— or our enemies, Politico reports.

“For conservatives, it’s a ‘Told you so’ moment, proving — as they believed all along — the notion that Obama could remake America’s image through the power of his personality was a fantasy,” the news service states.

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“There was rapturous narcissism,” Kori Schake, a senior foreign policy adviser to Sen. John McCain during his 2008 presidential campaign, told Politico. “It was rapturously self-regarding to think that the change from President Bush to Obama would, all by itself, improve our standing.”

Actually, Obama’s election did improve our standing temporarily, she says. “And that disappeared as the result of his policies.”

Mitchell Reiss, a foreign policy adviser to 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, says Obama has conducted foreign affairs with a scatter-shot approach.

“Essentially, American foreign policy was personalized,” Reiss, a State Department official in the George W. Bush administration, told Politico.

“I think what we’re finding now is that you actually need policy in order to promote American interests and values around the world. . . . You can’t simply rely on your own estimation of your own magical personality.”

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