How would the rest of the world react if the president of the US is Obama?

January 17, 2008 9:53pm CST
Racism is very severe in the rest of the world. How do you think how the rest of the world would react when the United States (a world power country) is ran by a black person?
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@Kenorv (343)
• United States
18 Jan 08
I would like to think that they would judge Obama based on his actions as president not by the color of his skin. We have a very unpopular white president both nationally and internationally and I think that the rest of the world just wants anyone but Bush running the United States. Both Colin Powell and Condie Rice have spent a lot of time with world leaders and were treated very well for the most part. Now granted neither is president but I think how the rest of the world has treated two black secretaries of state should be some indication of how they would treat a black president.
18 Jan 08
That's what you hear in the U.S only, I suppose. But I guess the rest of the world would probably think the U.S is probably going crazy. Racism occurs a lot in Europe...especially in sports. They have hatred against black people.
@kazey901 (173)
• United States
18 Jan 08
Personally, I believe sexism is a bigger problem, so we would react a lot worse if Hilary became president. But personally, I am voting for Obama. He seems the best suited for the job than any other candidate, Mostly because he has stronger points in his campaign. Plus, I think it's damn time to put racism behind us!
18 Jan 08
India has already established the first female president, I believe and it didn't shock the world at all.
• United States
19 Jan 08
Well... i think it would not change a thing. I think it doesnt really matter about color or appearence , its about how good of a leader he/she is.
@socorban (650)
• United States
18 Jan 08
So what... color of skin makes no difference. I cant see what the big deal is.. we all bleed the same color. If he does our country good then that will be great. Right now anyone is better than bush. Ive been watching the debates and so far he seems to be my top choice, though i am concerned about how indecisive he was in the past. He would shift his standing in the last second. I guess we will have to wait and see. Sadly elections are no longer choosing the best leader, but rather choosing the lesser of the evils in most cases.