European endorsement of Bush!!!

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    http://www.politicalgateway.com/news/read.html?id=1629


    "With Bush, we know what to expect. No one knows what John Kerry stands for and where he wants to lead America -- and the world."

    On Reagan:

    "We thank him for the end of the Cold War and reunification. It is very possible, that we will also be thankful to George W. Bush one day," it said.
     
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    "Very interesting!"

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    Intersting and also surprising.
     
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    Anyone else wonder what their angle is?


    It's like, they'll say today "We support GWB for US Pres..."

    and tomorrow:

    "...for us to POOP ON!!"
     
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    actually, their reasoning makes a lot of sense to me. They are not saying that support Bush cuz he is a good guy, they support him cuz 1) they know what to expect from him (read even the Euro weenies are confused by Kerry's flip-flops) and 2) they know Bush won't ask them for help (Kerry has said clearly that he will put pressure on the Euro weenies to help out)

    They probably still hate Bush, they just think that FOR THEM, he is the better choice.

    Makes all the sense in the world in my opinion.
     
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    You make an excellent and valid point.
    Be that as it may Ill still take it, I have no shame anymore :D
     
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    the Bild Zeitung that made the endorsement is a daily tabloid in Germany
    that has over a million readers daily and operates similar to the SUN in England. They are conservatives that usually in inner German politics
    back the CDU/CSU both Christian Democrats who represent the right
    in German politics.

    THe conservatives are at the moment in the opposition in Germany
    but lead in the polls and have a good chance in taking over in the
    next election.

    Newspapers in Germany historically since WW2 have not endorsed candidates.
    The left accuses BILD that they endorsed Bush as a test balloon and will
    more then likely endorse Merkel or whoever will be the conservative candidate for chancellor in the next election.

    The German right mostly supports the war in Iraq and is opposed to Schroeders stand on that. They want to renew the German-American
    partnership after they take over power and they also are opposed to let
    Turkey into the European Union. While they not dare to say so publically
    it is an open secret that the fact the Turkey is not only poor but also
    Muslim is playing a role in that opposition.

    BILD has some influence in the political landscape of Germany and have
    run nationalistic positions before to embaress the government.
     
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    A European friend of mine says that BILD is a true gossip style "newspaper". I have no way to know because their website is blocked here.
     
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    they have a nude girl on page3 every day. In Germany nudity in the media
    is considered ok, but violence for example blood in computer games gets
    you X rates and banned. Different countries different insanities.
     
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    Bild is a 'photo'. :)

    Bilder are 'photos'.

    :)

    I miss Germany...sometimes.
     

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