Interesting read about global reactions/debate about American politics. If you’ve got a few minutes, listen up!
The views expressed by the panel were from both sides of the political aisle (in U.S. terms) and where there was a difference of views, Ros Atkins put it to an audience vote and it sounded like the audience was not much in favor of the Republican-leaning opinions expressed. The major resolved issues coming out of the debate were:
* The next U.S. president should listen more to the rest of the world and then assist in a fair manner; as Kantathi Supamongkhon put it: “listen listen listen listen!”
* The U. S. isn’t fair about presenting the problem in Georgia. The U. S. recognition of Kosovo is integral in what happened in Georgia and with Russia’s new attitude.
* Consumer confidence is the problem with the economy; global trade, budget, government spending still debatable.
* Neither candidate wants to address the immigration issue although it’s still an important one.