January 11th, 2010

GOP Talking Points Fare Poorly Worldwide

by Philip Baruth

Longtime VDB operative JC is spending the year in Hong Kong, on a Fulbright. Among other side trips, he made his way to Jakarta, to sample world opinion, and reports:

Dear VDB,

In Jakarta we saw a new restaurant going up called “Obama Cafe.” And a couple of people in Yogyakarta, when we said we were from America, replied, “Obama!” No one tried to suggest he is a radicalized Muslim.