Tuesday, October 13, 2009

If Europe wants him, they can have him

Joel Kotkin poses an interesting explanation of Obama's popularity in Europe:
Barack Obama's seemingly inexplicable winning of the Nobel Peace Prize says less about him than about the current mentality of Europe's leadership class. Lacking any strong, compelling voices of their own, the Europeans are now trying to hijack our president as their spokesman.

I can't quite agree with him that Europe's health care system is better than ours without some clarification of criteria, but his overall premise is sound.

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