People often ask me (often in very colorful, pointed terms) why I support Obama. One of the main reasons is foreign policy. For me, a strong defense does not necessitate an aggressive, interventionist defense. I'm tired of a foreign policy that operates under the philosophy that everyone is an enemy until proven otherwise.
When asked simply if McCain would be willing to invite the Prime Minister of Spain, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, into the White House, McCain responded:
"Honestly, I have to analyze our relationships, situations, and priorities, but I can assure you that I will establish closer relationships with our friends, and I will stand up to those who want to harm the United States."
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Another Obama supporter:
Kurt Beck, governor of the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate and former chairman of the German Social Democratic Party (SPD). Beck resigned from his position as chairman of SPD earlier this month. (Photo by Ralph Orlowski/Getty Images Europe).
In June 2008 while he was the leader of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) and the centre-left party's putative chancellor candidate broke with German political custom and said he hoped the United States elects Barack Obama in November.
SPD chairman Kurt Beck said the whole world would be better off with a President Obama instead of another Republican administration. By endorsing the Democrats, Beck broke a tacit rule to refrain from any intervention in foreign elections.
"I'd like to say very openly that I really do hope that he wins," Beck told journalists after a speech in the eastern town of Erfurt.
"It would be good for the whole world if there is an America that doesn't close itself off to the environmental challenges we face, an America that doesn't veto social and ecological programmes or does not support them...Read more>