Monday, March 22, 2004

The AP states the Obvious

Kerry may be right about support abroad

For all the clumsiness in his claim, John Kerry is hard to refute on the suggestion he'd win a popularity contest against President Bush abroad.

Republicans have demanded he name names of leaders supposedly supporting him, chastised him for taking politics beyond the water's edge and pointed out that overseas cheering sections don't make a whiff of difference in a U.S. presidential campaign.

But the central point that Kerry made and probably wishes he didn't has stood largely unchallenged: that opposition to Bush is widespread in foreign capitals and a variety of politicians are privately -- in a few bold cases, publicly -- rooting for the president to lose.

"Buh, I guess other countries don't like unilateralism."


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