Thursday, July 24, 2008

Obamania in Germany

The Germans love, love, love Obama. Seventy-five percent of them want him to be the next president of the United States. See this BBC film on Obamania in Germany, which includes footage from Deustchland's finest country and western fans enthusing wildly.

Even the BBC (generally in the tank for Barack) point out that a love this great could lead to disappointment later on.

I'd also point out that Germans don't, in fact, have a vote, which is just as well given their historical record on choosing charismatic leaders who know how to whip up a crowd.

5 comments:

"john galt" said...

"...given their historical record on choosing charismatic leaders who know how to whip up a crowd."

Ooooh. Ooooh. Good point.

Anglofille said...

ouch! good one. ;)

p.s. for what it's worth, the germans also like david hasselhoff.

Sam said...

"Ein Volk, Ein Reich, Ein Obama."

Heck, it could be worse.

Vol Abroad said...

I do want to point out that I'm not entirely making fun of German c&w fans. My brother, husband and I spent a fab evening with some of them drinking for free in a Hamburg bar that looked like it had been decorated by the Sons of the Confederacy.

Vol-in-Law said...

sam said:
""Ein Volk, Ein Reich, Ein Obama."
Heck, it could be worse."

You wanna bet, Sam?

I dunno. Ever since December 2000 it's like we're living in some hideous evil Mirror Universe, where we get the worst of all possible political outcomes on everything.

Like a character says in our Wii zombie shooter game:

"G, What *happened* to the World?!?!"