I don't know what you're reading or where you're getting your info, but Obama did not do so well at this summit. He did a lot of bumbling. Sure he's well liked personally, but that does not mean that Europe likes his economic plans. He couldn't sell additional stimulus plans, now could he?
Europe sees Obama like a rock star, not as a major political leader, so they're willing to forgive all his shortcomings.
"he, along with the other world leaders present, did get a more forceful and detailed blueprint for a global recovery than a similar gathering 86 years ago, when an earlier generation failed to take collective action to counter the Great Depression. “By being willing to accommodate European leaders on the need for better regulation of financial markets and emerging market leaders on their desire to have less protectionism,” said Eswar S. Prasad, a former China division chief at the International Monetary Fund, Mr. Obama “has certainly guided the G-20 leaders to a positive outcome.”
“All in all, not a bad day’s work,” Mr. Prasad added.
I think half the reason he's so popular here and abroad isn't only because he's a great speaker with great ideas but just because of who he followed. I could go out and read a cookie recipe and I'd probably get cheered.
I mean listen to the applause in Strasbourg. I'm paraphrasing, he said something like, "America does not torture" and everyone goes wild clapping and hooting and hollering. I mean good grief that's a pretty low bar to clear.
What next? We promise not to bomb little babies,,, yaaaaaay hurah. No more kidnaping parents on their way to work, Yahoo!
Sure didn't hear of any instances of bumbling? Strange word choice. Perhaps one of your sources hates America. What are your sources? You sure you aren't following the cut of Michelle's dress a little too closely? That stuff isn't news.
Civet, a guy that's qualified to lead the most powerful nation in the world (well, used to be) ought to be able to put complete sentences together without having to read it off a teleprompter. High school kids do it all the time in debate competitions, and presidents have done so for over two hundred years.
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