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  • Democratic Primary Boosts U.S. Image Around the World [Barf Alert!]

    06/04/2008 6:40:21 PM PDT · by melt · 33 replies · 135+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 6/4/08 | Kevin Sullivan
    LONDON, June 4 -- For much of the world, Sen. Barack Obama's victory in the Democratic primaries was a moment to admire the United States, at a time when the nation's image abroad has been seriously damaged. From hundreds of supporters crowded around televisions in rural Kenya, Obama's ancestral homeland, to jubilant Britons writing "WE DID IT!" on the "Brits for Barack" site on Facebook, people celebrated what they called an important racial and generational milestone for the United States. "This is close to a miracle. I was certain that some things will not happen in my lifetime," said Sunila...