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What effect do you think the increasingly bitter U.S. presidential election campaign is having on the U.S. image around the world?

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What effect do you think the increasingly bitter U.S. presidential election campaign is having on the U.S. image around the world?

The duopoly is a fact

But few countries have room to criticize , like Japan with the LDP gerontocracy.

Maybe the vibrant democratic socialist nations of Europe or NZ can shake their heads again at the political economic mess of the USA.

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dagon- excellent post

agree 100%

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It seem more like a oligopoly to me. The very rich pretty much control the US and the race for president is pretty much about who will do what for them. Since the US is on the verge of becoming a fascist dictatorship, the election probably has the rest of the world having a dim view of the country. Heck, many US citizens have a dim view of the way the country is going.

Well, not me. I'm dying soon so what do I care.

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Maybe the vibrant democratic socialist nations of Europe or NZ can shake their heads again at the political economic mess of the USA.

No, because these tiny countries don’t have the population size nor do they have the industries we have in the U.S., their systems would never work on the same level as it does for their tiny populations, as their population increases that too, will change and we are already seeing signs of this. Longterm this is unsustainable.

https://www.infomigrants.net/en/post/46555/sweden-as-we-know-it-is-dying-from-welcoming-migrants-to-discouraging-them

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The EU population is 500 million. Universal healthcare across 27 countries. The US has 20 million undocumented people. In 2022, around 1.08 million non-EU citizens were found to be illegally present in the EU. A problem the EU is trying to deal with.

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No, because these tiny countries don’t have the population size

I agree to a point. NZ at least would be a nightmare if it had a population as large as the US. Even a population the size of Australia would be chaotic for NZ. There would need to be massive legislative change in NZ to handle it. That said... it's not wrong to suggest the state of American politics right now is a political mess.

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I think many Europeans are shocked by the way American elections are conducted. Also the length of time and the enormous amount of money used. Next month the EU elections will be held.

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No, because these tiny countries don’t have the population size nor do they have the industries we have in the U.S., their systems would never work on the same level as it does for their tiny populations, as their population increases that too, will change and we are already seeing signs of this. Longterm this is unsustainable.

Wrong as usual.

The USA already off-shored most of its industrial base during the 'greed is good' neo-liberalism of Reaganomics.

And this has nothing to due with immigration and Sweden.

In fact, how immigration has become a hysterical taking point for one political party so much that they block some sensible immigration reform shows how dysfunctional the American duopoly has become.

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The EU population is 500 million. Universal healthcare across 27 countries.

Good for them.

The US has 20 million undocumented people.

An approx. estimated guess at best.

In 2022, around 1.08 million non-EU citizens were found to be illegally present in the EU. A problem the EU is trying to deal with.

Well, good luck to them.

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bass4funk

The EU population is 500 million. Universal healthcare across 27 countries.

Good for them.

The US has 20 million undocumented people.

An approx. estimated guess at best.

One of my American nieces informs me who works for an NGO.

You can post your own figures.

In 2022, around 1.08 million non-EU citizens were found to be illegally present in the EU. A problem the EU is trying to deal with.

Well, good luck to them.

I think the problem in the US is far greater.

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let me ask better question-what is image of USA now?

lets start from here.than about some efffect from presidential elections...

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Wrong as usual.

No spot on as always.

The USA already off-shored most of its industrial base during the 'greed is good' neo-liberalism of Reaganomics. 

Your point?

And this has nothing to due with immigration and Sweden. 

It has

In fact, how immigration has become a hysterical taking point for one political party

Yes, because despite what liberals are trying to political screw you over and force feed the masses, it has not only hurt but is destroying Europe. Mass migration will be the death of Western Europe and the U.S.

so much that they block some sensible immigration reform shows how dysfunctional the American duopoly has become.

You know it’s funny that how all of these leftist and globalists push for taking immigrants, millions them, and none of these pinheads would live anywhere near them, none. Contradictory and hypocrisy all rolled into one giant vegan fruit roll-up.

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It has been reported elsewhere that the image of the US has degraded because of its toxic political situation

https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2024/01/15/what-foreign-diplomats-say-about-u-s-politics-behind-closed-doors-00135326

Individual politicians behaving badly may hurt the image of the country, but when they become the rule and not the exception the effect is much worse, after all this means the population is systematically electing them and this situation can be expected to continue.

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Americans have the choice between right-wing and extreme right, between someone who supports genocide and Zionists and a pathological liar with a Zionist son-in-law who would probably want to turn Gaza into a golf course.

I don't think the campaign is having any effect on world opinion. World opinion is that any country that supports and finances genocide, supplies weapons to aid genocide, uses stormtroopers to to quell peaceful protest is not worthy of any respect and deserves to be treated with disdain.

Americans have the choice between bad and worse.

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Two old men fighting.

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Americans have the choice between bad and worse.

True, but that’s still more than some countries have.

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That they really need to sort out their priorities because right now it's a whole "choose the lesser of two evils" dilemma. Every time any news about the US presidential election campaign pops up in my feed, I wince, take a quick peek to make sure it's not announcing Armageddon, then try to get on with my day.

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gaijintravellerMay 23 07:28 pm JST

I don't think the campaign is having any effect on world opinion. World opinion is that any country that supports and finances genocide, supplies weapons to aid genocide, uses stormtroopers to to quell peaceful protest is not worthy of any respect and deserves to be treated with disdain.

I guess you're not referring to the US, because the US is broadly liked:

https://www.pewresearch.org/global/2023/06/27/overall-opinion-of-the-u-s/

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Gene HennighMay 23 08:25 am JST

Since the US is on the verge of becoming a fascist dictatorship, the election probably has the rest of the world having a dim view of the country.

55 in World Press Freedom and 90% of that is due to Assange and Tik Tok.

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Since Bush, I don't think public opinion on US presidents could get much lower. If I were a US citizen, I wouldn't have voted for any of the recent ones.

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this makes me wonder why the Americans have strong and vocal opinions towards the domestic politics of other countries, while the same cannot be said about American domestic politics.

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Not much of a different effect.

Since both jokers have already been in power for the last 8 years combined.

I wonder how much of a clown show it would be if Kishida had to run a campaign against someone in Japan.

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Dagon & Gene - well said.

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I guess you're not referring to the US, because the US is broadly liked:

https://www.pewresearch.org/global/2023/06/27/overall-opinion-of-the-u-s/

And it links research think tank based in Washington...LOL.

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Wrong as usual.

The USA already off-shored most of its industrial base during the 'greed is good' neo-liberalism of Reaganomics.

Reganomics?!

Clinton gave China most favored nation status. If you’re gonna start pointing little fingers that’s the first one.

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FizzBitToday 03:45 pm JST

Clinton gave China most favored nation status. If you’re gonna start pointing little fingers that’s the first one.

And Bush Jr. signed off on China's WTO application.

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Back on topic please.

That they really need to sort out their priorities because right now it's a whole "choose the lesser of two evils" dilemma. Every time any news about the US presidential election campaign pops up in my feed, I wince, take a quick peek to make sure it's not announcing Armageddon, then try to get on with my day.

While Biden has overseen record jobs and a booming economy, it is clear that he hasn't got everything right. Immigration has hurt him. Some things like inflation, have been pinned on him and he hasn't fended it off very well - Trump would have made it clear that inflation was somebody else's fault - Pelosi or something, rather than him. American voters are not bright enough to appreciate that rising food prices are a result of global inflation and aggressive price gouging by large oligopolies that own the US economy.

The alternative is a wannabe dictator, already thinking about a 3rd term in office, with fascist leanings, backed by a wide range of groups that want to take complete control of life in the US, such as banning contraception. It isn't the lesser of two evils - it is benign vs evil.

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Probably NO IMPACT what so ever, the rest of the world are busy with their own fun and Leisure and could care less about any Elections.

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this makes me wonder why the Americans have strong and vocal opinions towards the domestic politics of other countries, while the same cannot be said about American domestic politics.

The difference is, most Americans will make a comment here or there, but they’re not going to tell Europeans who to vote for or how they should vote, that’s on them. We don’t care. We don’t care, we say our opinions and that’s it. Europeans have to deal with their own problems.

On the other hand, A lot of Europeans like and think they know what is good and what is best for America and think they know what or who would be good for Americans to pick as their President and if their advice is not taken into consideration then they start name calling or mocking anyone that does not prescribe to their personal opinionated viewpoints, that’s the main difference.

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Trump conviction next week,will be the end of the Republican crazies,lots of these right wings American,do not know the political, legal, social sanctioned that will be imposed on them in the next two years

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