that's the problem every time I talk to someone from another country they badmouth america and honestly I can't blame them concidering it's nutters like Bachmann that make the international news.
I might not be all behind prez Obama, but he comes off as sane and abroad has made a lot of good headway, I think that's what history will remember him for, Killing bin ladin, keeping out out of a depression (even if we remain in resession), premoting international cooperation, his relation with the arab spring reveloutions, and one wise move everyone in my house agrees on, not taking the front in Lybia and letting the NATO alliance work togeather instead of seperately.
if I don't like the canidate they put forth, or if they continue fear mongering about "commie socialist muslims tryin to take your guns and tax you" I'm voting him into office again, maybe they'll realize how stupid their being if we them the kick in the nads enough times.
it might be a few times, the far right (I'm center right leaning myself) are slow learners when it comes to political idology.
oh funny fact, there is no such thing as a "free market" so when I hear a few canidates talking about it like god I snicker.
every market has restrictions, such as "no child labor" and "no selling or buying slaves" but if you agree with them you don't see the restrictions.
any change is resisted and debated, some people back during the days of the robber barons lobbied for child labor to not be outlawed caliming "it would restrict the child's freedom to work when he or she wanted to do so." we all see how that argument crashed and burned.