Who the hell is this guy, William J. Cole of the Associated Press? Isn't this more like a blog post that belongs on Daily Kos?
Can we re-title this "William J. Cole loves Obama," please? This is not news -- it is so poorly written, it is almost not even pretending to be news. Every paragraph stinks. Every one of them.
"The idea since the country's founding—'You can't become president if you're not a white man'—has already been destroyed," the Mainichi newspaper said in an editorial.
"Nobody in Europe ever took Bill Clinton's problems in office seriously," said Patrick Dunleavy, a political scientist at the London School of Economics. "Nobody could ever understand why Americans were so upset. Bill Clinton was always a fantastic presence in Europe."
"People all around the world are pretty worried," he said. "They want a president who will restore a kind of U.S. legitimacy in the world."