Tom Plate writes:
Okay, so he did lose the Pennsylvania primary -- but might Barack Obama be otherwise elected King of the World?
Let's imagine that there was one additional presidential primary added to the endless mix that helps determine who will next occupy the White House. It would be an imaginary primary for all those people in the world who cannot vote in American elections because, well -- right -- they are foreigners.
Let's call it the World Primary.
We're not just talking Canada and Mexico here. Sure, they have to live right next to us, so perhaps a few of them should be designated as honorary Super Delegates, in respect of their gallant, if sometimes pained, propinquity. But people from Pakistan to Venezuela to Iraq are immensely affected by the economic, as well as political, decisions of the President of the United States. Even -- indeed -- North Korea, which tends to pride itself on being isolated from the rest of the world, can hardly hope to escape the long reach of an American president's policies.
So what if a World Primary were held now? Who would be the world's choice?
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