July 26th, 2008
11:06 AM ET
13 years ago

L.A. Times: Obama's popularity as anti-Bush is telling

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WASHINGTON - Barack Obama's electoral rival is John McCain, but Obama's overseas trip this week has given heartburn to another Republican - President Bush.

In stop after stop across the Middle East and Europe, Obama was embraced as the man whose promise of change meant a change from Bush: on Iraq, Mideast peace, the treatment of terrorism suspects, climate change, alliance relations and more.

The tour has brought into focus how world leaders already are positioning themselves for a new American president.

Obama's debut appearance on the international stage was the most vivid demonstration yet that the world is moving beyond the Bush era, even while the White House works frantically in its last six months to salvage what it can of its foreign policy agenda.

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  1. ChasP

    To move beyond BUSH is a giant leap for mankind.America will be a better place the day he leaves office.I only hope that the voters will not put another Bush in office by electing McCain...

    July 28, 2008 12:46 am at 12:46 am |