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Obama for President — Of the World

My column in The Hill is up — live from one of the world capitals of Obamamania.

PARIS — “But why wouldn’t you vote for Obama?”

I’m having lunch with an Obama supporter at La Coupole, the venerable brasserie in Paris’s Montparnasse neighborhood. The woman who asked me that question, along with her fiance, has come to discuss something else, but the talk inevitably comes round to the U.S. presidential race. And the question here, as all across Europe, is:

What reason could there possibly be for Barack Obama not to be the next president of the United States?

Byron York is a former White House correspondent for National Review.

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