Thursday, January 21, 2010

Der Spiegel World Bids Farewell to Obama: End of Hope Quote of the Day: World to Obama - Bye Bye

German paper, der Spiegel, has a pithy headline: The World Bids Farewell to Obama - the End of Hope.

The article quotes several German newspapers as a basis for their analysis. Citing all the failures and outrages we have discussed so many times, here are a few snippets:

The Financial Times Deutschland:

For everyone else in the world, this means that they will have to bid farewell to a candidate for whom the hopes were so high. They will have to say goodbye to the charisma they fell in love with. Obama will be staying home after all.
Center-left daily Suddeutsche Zeitung:
His reform agenda, in its current form, is highly suspect to Americans. And they have the impression that, if he continues piling up debt, he will be gambling away the country's future."
The left-leaning daily Die Tageszeitung:
It will become even more difficult in the future for the president to push projects through successfully. Not just because Republicans now have a means of preventing it, but also because the Democratic camp is deeply divided.
The center-right Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung:
To save what there is to be saved, Obama will have to be prepared to fashion a bipartisan compromise on health care -- a compromise with a Republican Party which has tasted blood and can now dream once again about a return to power."

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