Originally Posted by stephanie
But the world seems to have liked GHWBush too, so the fact that the world likes him seems more related to the fact that he's willing to play the game (which I think he should) than something that should reflect merit to me.
"But the world seems to have liked GHWBush too" - I must say, this is absolutely not true.
Please spare me the time and effort to have to go into details about the opposite.
I think it would help a lot if you read Obama's book: "Dreams from my father". He wrote it in 1994, so 14 years prior to his election as US president. Read it not for its "literary" accomplishments, but to get a closer look of his background and the source of his ideals and convictions. I hope it will give you a very clear picture of the differences between GWB and Obama, as people, as men: where do they come from and where are they heading.