Mere Americans Not Good Enough for Obama
Obviously, America is not quite a big enough stage for Barack Obama, and mere Americans are not as important a constituency as the senator's fellow "citizens of the world" who showed up at his German campaign rally.
Obama's foreign supporters showed their approval of the annointed president-select's criticism of failed American policies and ideals by applauding when he announced, "I know my country has not perfected itself. At times, we've struggled to keep the promise of liberty and equality for all of our people. We've made our share of mistakes, and there are times when our actions around the world have not lived up to our best intentions." Obama went on to talk about why he loves America, but those follow-up lines did not get the applause that his criticism of America received.
Europeans love to hear Americans criticize America while on European soil, but I suspect that mere Americans watching back here at home are not quite so fond of it. And unfortunately for Senator Obama, it will be mere Americans who get to vote in November -- not his adoring foreign supporters.