You don’t mind if we actually vote first, do you?

From Gerhard Spörl of Der Spiegel:

Anyone who saw Barack Obama at Berlin’s Siegessäule on Thursday could recognize that this man will become the 44th president of the United States.


Europe is witnessing the 44th president of the United States during this trip.


You don’t mind if we actually vote first, do you??

UPDATE: The Anchoress gets it right in a small little segment. Read the whole thing.

Obama essentially said: “here is a list of everything that’s wrong in the world, and (once I’m president) we’ll fix all of it, with sacrifice and brotherly love.”

Ho-kay! Spoken to a people accustomed to the 35 hour work week, the six weeks holiday, and no desire to form the sort of military that would actually be needed to contribute to all of that world-fixing, because – as we have seen – UN forces, left alone, have proved rather spectacularly ineffective. What exactly will be sacrificed by the beer and bratwust-fed audience Obama addressed today? We don’t know. All we know is that this was the “moment” that they were called on to assist in the quest for hope and change. Or something.