I think this is so incredibly awesome, I can hardly believe it.
To the Weird Right, here is your moment of Zen:
President Barack Obama is the World’s-Most-Respected Leader.
Ha. Ha. Ha.
President Barack Obama is still the world’s most respected leader, according to a new six-country poll.
Released today by France 24 and Radio France Internationale, the Harris Interactive Poll asked 6,135 adults between the ages of 16 and 64 who live in the United States, Britain, France, Italy, Germany or Spain to name their favorite world leaders.
Seventy-seven percent of those surveyed chose Obama, which is one percentage point higher than when Harris Interactive asked the same question in November.
Close on his heels is the Dalai Lama, Tibet’s spiritual leader, who was mentioned by 75 percent of those polled. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton came in third at 62 percent, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel was mentioned by 54 percent of respondents, good enough for fourth place.
Pope Benedict XVI achieved the seventh spot, "despite the ongoing revelations about sexual abuse in the Catholic Church," AOL News said.
To the Weird Right: This is the point where you should be shouting, "Go USA!!! Go USA!!!"
This is good news for America and Americans everywhere.
Just don’t let it go to your head, Barry. Michelle, keep him grounded. 😉