Investors Business Daily makes the most telling point I've seen yet about the presidential election.
From Moscow to Caracas to Havana, something disturbing is happening: Dictators with long records of enmity toward the U.S. are endorsing Obama for president. What does that say about the Obama presidency?
Fresh from abusing Venezuela's opposition after his own rigged re-election, Chavez declared, "If I were American, I would vote for Obama. He is my candidate." It was his second direct endorsement of Obama in a week. After that, he spooled off his plans to impose socialism on his country.
Around the same time, Mariela Castro, daughter of Cuba's ruling communist capo Raul Castro, Fidel's brother, told CNN: "As a citizen of the world, I would like for (Obama) to win."
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There was more of that appreciation of Obama's heartwarmingness from Russia's stoat-faced autocrat Vladimir Putin: "Obama is a genuine person who really wants to change much for the better," he said, in what The Moscow Times said was "widely viewed as his most direct endorsement of Obama."
That has since been followed by more of the same from that bastion of dictatorships in club form — the United Nations. Monday, the U.N.'s special rapporteur on counter-terrorism and human rights warned Americans that a vote for Mitt Romney was "a vote for torture," an indirect endorsement of Obama — or else.
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... some of America's other dangerous foes — from Russia to China to Iran — ... [recognize] that Obama is a weaker horse. He is therefore easier to corner or checkmate to achieve their own power ends — in the case of all — military and nuclear power.
There's more at the link.
I've said many times that I'm neither Republican nor Democrat; I vote for the individual, not the party. I don't believe that Mitt Romney will make a particularly good President in any way, shape or form . . . but I don't think he can possibly be worse than President Obama has been, nor is he likely to be quite as disastrous for our Republic over the next four years. To know that the most undemocratic governments and dictators in the world would prefer to see President Obama re-elected is, as far as I'm concerned, the last straw against him.
Anyone but Obama - even if it's Romney!