The American Leader We Need

Much as some may hate to admit it, anti-Americanism has been fed and nurtured during the Bush years. But the United States remains the world’s only superpower, the only nation that matters in every part of the globe, and the only country capable of mobilizing international action to tackle global problems.

LONDON – Around the world, America’s presidential election campaign has attracted as much attention as domestic political controversies in each of our own countries. The interest the world has taken in America’s vote is the best example of America’s soft power, and a lesson in democracy from the world’s only superpower. If only we could all vote as well as watch and listen, because the outcome is vital for everyone around the world.

What does the world want – and, perhaps more importantly, what does it need – from a new American President?

Much as some may hate to admit it, anti-Americanism is a sentiment that has been fed and nurtured during the Bush years. Yet the world still needs American leadership. 

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