Monday, July 28, 2008

Do we really want the Germans to choose our leader?

Remembrance in Spacetime reminds of of past German mistakes in choosing leaders

"Fortunately, the American Presidency is not necessarily awarded to anyone whom the Germans happen to favor overwhelmingly. Nor should the choice be dependent merely on a candidate's popularity in the United States. Popularity contests are for grade school elections, not national elections. At least that is the theory. Of course it would be naive to assume that the American electorate is any more sophisticated than, say, the German electorate or any other electorate. We do, after all, have a penchant for "reality" programing on TV and Holyshitwood movies."

Continuing with:

They did choose Kaiser Willhem II and ... worse they loved Hitler. Perhaps stadiums filled with fans isn't the best indicator of freedom loving democracy?

2 comments:

John said...

So we shouldn't vote for obama because the rest of the world likes him?

You are smart!

TheBigHenry said...

@john: "So we shouldn't vote for obama because the rest of the world likes him?"

No, John. You shouldn't vote for Obama just because the Germans love him, unless that is all the reason you require.