At least so it seems.
I *am* disappointed, but more than that I’m completely stunned. It looks like Bush even got re-elected with some record results in the popular vote, and the maps on CNN looked overwhelmingly red, much more than the actual result would make you expect.
From a european perspective, this is hard to understand. I mean, what are the achievements that make Bush so desirable?
He spread fear more than any other president (without anything happening after 9/11, even though his homeland security measures are widely regarded to be inefficient), killed thousands of jobs, sent soldiers to a war without any justification (in the contrary – he *lied* to the american people about the reasons), international relations are on an all time low, created a record debt, cut down on civil liberties, accepted torture, disregarded the geneva convention – and yet you want him to continue?? I mean, even if the other candidate were Donald Duck, he’d have a hard time making matters worse.
I’m also afraid of the signal this sends to the world: “see, this is how we americans want the world to be run. We’re all behind whatever Bush does!”
I could go on forever, but it all comes down to one thing: I’ll never understand what happened today.
God help us (or US??).