Carol Platt Liebau: Where the Concern for World Opinion?

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Where the Concern for World Opinion?

A Brit writes today in The Washington Post about how unlikely a Hillary Clinton candidacy would be in other parts of the first world:

[I]n no other advanced democracy today could someone with Clinton's r¿sum¿ even be considered a candidate for national leadership. It's true that wives do sometimes inherit political reins from their husbands, but usually in recovering dictatorships in Latin America such as Argentina, where Sen. Cristina Fern¿ndez de Kirchner may succeed President N¿stor Kirchner, or Third World countries such as Sri Lanka or the Philippines -- and in those cases often when the husbands have been assassinated.

Apparently, there are limits to Democrats' desires to model the United States' behavior on that of European democracies.


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