It's not that we think that Obama can care for "us" - like if "us" are poor peasants who are inferior to the Almighty and Onnipotent Land of the Free and Home of the Brave and pray for the King to toss a coin to us - we think that Obama won't be a total moron like his predecessor who, may I remind you, destroyed the US credibility in front of the world and made them look like an arrogant and warmongering world police.
OK, I agree with just about everything you said here. Not really sure why you said it to me though. I happen to think having other countries like America is quite good for America too.
The US, until the further rise of China, is the only current world superpower - which does NOT equal to US americans having a longest dick, nor that the US is the best nation of the world, nor that the entire world feels a peasant in need of care of the One and Only King. But if said superpower is led by an intelligent and honest person, things could be a tiny bit better (for example, take a look at economy - I'm no expert on that field and surely I don't know about Obama's plans, but if the US markets stop going down, maybe the rest of the world will benefit from that as well. This has nothing to do with the US being the Almighty and the rest of the world being the Unworthy).
These are also valid statements. Clearly an Obama presidency might have a trickle down affect that benefits you some.
Oh, and I trust Obama won't be one that "will not hesitate to throw Europe, Asia, South America, and Africa under the bus if it furthers America's interest in some way"
This is where I lose you. Why do you think this? So you think that if Obama was placed in a situation where he had to make a decision that would totally screw over your country, but benefit the United States a ton, he wouldn't do it? I'm not talking about all out war here, I'm talking about anything related to the Economy. Every US president looks out for his own first. If our fates are tied together in some way, Obama will probably have no problem helping your country out in some way. If it comes to making a sacrifice on your behalf, however, it's not going to happen. It never has, it never will.
If you wanted a president like that, you should have rooted for Bush to be elected for a third term regardless of the rules, he seemed quite the man for you.
No, because Bush DIDN'T help America. Making all the other countries hate you puts you in a pretty crappy situation. Bush was a terrible diplomat. Obama is a great diplomat. He can push his own agenda with rhetoric. It only plays into his hands that the rest of the world jumped up and down with joy after he got elected. It puts him in a popular position, which means other diplomats are going to be more likely to give into his requests. Is he essentially after the same thing as Bush, though: US prosperity? Absolutely. Bush just happened to be a moron. Obama knows how to work people, which in a global economy is a far more important skill than being able to rattle a sabre.
The quite unlikely day Italy becomes a global superpower, I want it to be the beacon of the world and a responsable nation, not a nation that would go "ahr ahr ahr we have the longest dick and we're the best and we can nuke you all to kingdom come ahr ahr ahr", like you seem to want Obama to do to reassure you.
I had to laugh at this paragraph because it's so ironic coming from someone from Italy. You see, all those things you hate about America we learned straight from your ancestors. Romans thought they had the biggest dicks too, and they bragged about it often. They also threatened to "nuke" everyone around them, except their equivalent of "nuke" was invade and crush anyone who stood against them. So yes, your Italian Peninsula taught the western world the art of being a huge dick and super power. Thanks, we could have done it without your ancestors setting the example.
Do you want to live in a nation that would destroy the entire world just because they could? I want a "yes" or "no" answer on this, please.
Yes. Of course I want to destroy the entire world just because. I don't see how that could backfire on me!
Seriously, though. I would like the whole world to be really happy. I wish everyone had enough to eat, everyone had access to doctors, and there was no racism or prejudice of any kind. Unfortunately, I live in the real world. And I happen to think that the US still IS the greatest country on earth when it comes to providing opportunity and social mobility. If anything, the fact that Obama, a son to a Kenyan immigrant, a biracial person with a non-traditional name could rise to leader of the most powerful country in the world based on merit, supports this belief. This couldn't have happened in Spain. This couldn't have happened in France. This couldn't have happened in the UK. This is a story that could ONLY have happened in America. Therefore, if America provides the best opportunity and the most social mobility out of all nations, I believe it should be valued above all nations. Am I totally bias about this because I'm an American. Yeah, obviously I am. But I know a lot of immigrants, a history professor from Spain for instance who, after coming to America and comparing it to Spain, had no choice but to acknowledge that he wouldn't of had a fraction of the success he's had in his home country.
I challenge you to name one place on earth with more opportunties for social mobility than the United States. Tell me one other place where the son of an immigrant could attain wealth, success, and become the leader of that country in less than a generation.