Let's swap leaders

@p1kef1sh (45640)
April 2, 2009 1:33pm CST
I have noticed over the years that invariably the leaders of other countries are more popular here than our own. So Blair was much happier in the US than the UK, Brown appears to be as well. Thatcher was loved everywhere but here. Obama is going down a storm here as is Szarkozy, their wives even more so. Should we choose our leaders and then export them to wherever they are most popular? Would they be more successful abroad than at home? Please restrict any responses to the question. No political tribalism please.
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16 responses
• United States
2 Apr 09
Oh God yes, it is a brilliant idea! Take 0bama PLEASE! But ya gotta take some of our others in charge here too, since the president has limited power. You take 0bama and Pelosi, we can probably make do with Brown, and if you want to give Blair a way to spend his retirement we'll take him too.
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
2 Apr 09
OK. But you keep Bush, both of them! LOL. Now, there's a few more that we can send your way if you're in the mood!
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• United States
2 Apr 09
I'll keep the Bushes, they pretty much mind their own business now that they are retired anyway. I want Geert Wilders from the Netherlands to come here.
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@PrarieStyle (2495)
• United States
2 Apr 09
Brilliant idea, we can outsource them like they outsource our jobs. Only I don't see any other leaders I want except Danniel Hannan. He would make a great leader for U.S., he understands our constitution better than many Americans do. You can have Obama, his wife and his basket ball friend, just send Air Force One and the other plane back please. I think we should just launch N. Koreas leader off on the top of his rocket.
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
2 Apr 09
LOL. There's a list of leaders that no one will want at all. They can all go with North Korea.
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
3 Apr 09
I think they need a bigger rocket then...lol.
• Canada
2 Apr 09
I've often suggested to my American friends that we would send them our Stephen Harper, if they would send us their Parack Obama. I think Obama would do better in Canada than the idiot-in-chief we already have, and I know a few American conservatives who'd love to get rid of Obama, so the idea works well!
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
2 Apr 09
Sounds like a plan to me. Obama's already had a visit to Canada to see how the land lies. LOL.
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
2 Apr 09
If I'm understanding the meaning of 'going down a storm', it sounds like that case of the grass being greener on the other side of the fence. Literally...lol. With successful meetings and game plans that show results, I think they'll all 'smell like roses', don't you?
@p1kef1sh (45640)
2 Apr 09
I think so. Until they try to implement their policies!
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
2 Apr 09
And they only get credit for failed policies. Successful ones are usually credited to whoever came before. GAo figure! Hey....I want some milk and cookies too!
@p1kef1sh (45640)
2 Apr 09
Group hug then. Milk and cookies all round.
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@irishidid (8714)
• United States
3 Apr 09
No. I have a dream of retiring one day in the British Isles. I don't want Obama anywhere near me. You know, the queen and my mom could have passed for twins. Now that my mom has passed on, it seems even stranger whenever I see the queen. The Michelle Obama hug to the queen gave me a rather creepy feeling.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
3 Apr 09
I always used to think the same thing about my mum! However, it might be that they both are a similar age and liked perms. I think that many people are a little surprised at the hug. However, the Queen appeared to reciprocate. Maybe, like my Mum, she has mellowed in old age!
@irishidid (8714)
• United States
3 Apr 09
No, my mom and the queen actually have the same facial features. My mom claimed to be from the extended family. How true that is, I don't know. I suppose if someone did a genealogy. My mom came from a British/Irish background so anything is possible. Yep, the creepiness factor was pretty high.
@irishidid (8714)
• United States
3 Apr 09
Well, yes but not from the queen. However, my Irish ancestry was from one of the high kings of Ireland. Not to confuse you, I was adopted. I've had an interesting and unusual life.
@dragon54u (31636)
• United States
2 Apr 09
I think that would be a great idea! They say the grass is always greener on the other side and that way we could see if it really was. I think it would be an eye opener for a lot of countries and they may even be glad to get back the leaders that they so despised before.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
2 Apr 09
I can't imagine us ever wanting Blair back. But it would be an interesting experiment.
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@dragon54u (31636)
• United States
2 Apr 09
I'll trade you Obama for Daniel Hannon! What a great statesman!! It was so refreshing to see and hear someone tell it like it is with righteous indignation in an articulate, dignified manner. I loved his seething anger, his passion and the feeling that he would just love to clobber somebody!
@p1kef1sh (45640)
2 Apr 09
I agree entirely. How on earth he got dumped out in Europe is anyone's guess. If all his oratory is like his attack on Brown then he really should be the next leader of the Conservative Party. Do you know that the BBC didn't show that speech. They are very pro-Labour (the political party that is in power).
@camomom (7536)
• United States
6 Apr 09
I don't know. Just because they're popular doesn't mean they'll do a better job. I like Obama and wouldn't want to give him away.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
6 Apr 09
You are almost the first person on your side of thew Pond that I've seen write that since the election. There are some very right wing folk that hate, I think that's the right word, Obama, and support that view with the fact that he hasn't turned your economy round in the 60 odd days that he has been President. I do agree that popularity doesn't equal success in politics. You can have our Prime Minister though!
@camomom (7536)
• United States
7 Apr 09
I don't want him!!! I think that people need to be patient with Obama. He has a huge job ahead of him to clean up the economic mess. He even said that it may not be fixed in his term of office but he will do the best he can. As someone that uses state assistance (which is no one's business) I have seen some great improvements in that area. My understanding is that here in PA, some laws were just passed that they are doing more thorough checks on people that are receiving the state benefits to make sure that they are going to people that really need it and that ARE citizens of the US. I think that is a GREAT step in the right direction. The application process is outrageous as it is, I can't imagine how much harder it will be when it's time to reapply. I think he just needs time. People will see that he is just trying to fix things the right way, not necessarily the fast way.
@mummymo (23707)
3 Apr 09
LOL Don't you think they are only so popular as they are not the leader of those other countries honey? I do! Is any leader truly popular in their own country during their term of office? xxx
@p1kef1sh (45640)
3 Apr 09
I think that de Gaulle was in his first term! LOL. I just want shot of the jokers that are supposed to be running ours. XXXX
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@mummymo (23707)
3 Apr 09
LOL Only trouble is there are no viable options who would do a good job if they got the chance! xxxx
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
2 Apr 09
How about if we export them all (and their big corporation owners) to Siberia and start a direct democracy? :-)
@p1kef1sh (45640)
2 Apr 09
Yes. Can I be in the lemonade and cookie party please Mom.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
2 Apr 09
Yep. You can even go in the bouncer if you promise not to do backflips...
@nannacroc (4049)
2 Apr 09
What a great idea, then we can swap back when the other leaders become unpopular here. Or we could let them all meet in Brighton and send them off to look for Atlantis.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
2 Apr 09
Perhaps Rune and Rizla could look after them, or give them to the Evil Count! LOL.
@nannacroc (4049)
2 Apr 09
The second sounds like the best plan.
@Jean25 (344)
• Philippines
3 Apr 09
That's nice. at least both leaders would realize the situation on both countries. which allow both leaders to understand how can they cooperate and make good diplomacy with each other. the leader of US get's to know the problem of britain and so is the other. but training in their laws requires time. so, i can say, it's just fantasy and impossible.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
3 Apr 09
It is fantasy indeed Jean. There's no chance of it ever happening.
@mathss1 (1181)
• United States
3 Apr 09
Yes ¤rest of the response deals with political tribalism¤(edited) lol
@p1kef1sh (45640)
3 Apr 09
Then best left out. Thank you. LOL.
@riyasam (16578)
• India
3 Apr 09
a question about politic!!!uggh farting was better!!!they both smell!!its ats a comman knowledge that a man is never respected in his own house while elsewher he is accepted with open arms.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
3 Apr 09
Very true Riyasam. I'll try to stick to odours in future!
@CMTS_87 (1342)
• Philippines
3 Apr 09
Good Idea! HAHA! I hope it is possible! HEHE! Happy MyLotting!
@p1kef1sh (45640)
3 Apr 09
Would be funny wouldn't it.
2 Apr 09
Hi p1key, The answer to maybe that we haluld have a you PM Brown old and look Szarkozy I call him (Tea Cosy) hehe, he is young with a young wife and now Obama he is young so is his wife, they are very popular and fashionalbe in comparison with Brown and his wife, Blair was younger and Sheerie was popular for all the wrong reason, so we need a younger PM and model for his wife, that is all the politic goings aside. They would be more popular abroad and they would catpture the American hearts, Michelle Obama is doing a good job of that, eveyone is loving her, even me. Obama is quite handsome too. Hugs. Tamara
@p1kef1sh (45640)
2 Apr 09
You romantic Tamara! LOL. XXXX
@MAllen400 (830)
2 Apr 09
Yes please, please take Brown. He is very very unpopular over here. He messes up everything that he touches. He has no personality.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
2 Apr 09
I agree. Please someone take Brown and the rest of his morally (and possibly actually) corrupt henchmen and women.