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Obam & The Germans

From a reader:

Jonah,

just to give you an impression why German public opinion favors Obama that

much… The following are three covers of Der Spiegel from this year:

http://www.spiegel.de/static/epaper/SP/2008/30/ROSPANZ20080300001-312.jpg

(Headline: Germany Meets the Superstar – an allusion to “Deutschland sucht

den Superstar”, the German version of American Idol)

http://www.spiegel.de/static/epaper/SP/2008/7/ROSPANZ20080070001-312.jpg

(Headline: The Messiah Factor – Barack Obama and the longing for a new

America)

On the other hand, this week’s cover:

http://www.spiegel.de/static/epaper/SP/2008/35/ROSPANZ20080350001-312.jpg

(Headline: The Cold Warrior – Why McCain could still beat Obama)

To be fair: The McCain coverage isn’t (yet) as harsh as the Bush coverage

has been over the last eight years. But still…

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