According to New York Times
, foreign reactions
to Obama's claim for the American presidency are "favourable" but that was also the case for John Kerry in 2004 until they discovered the 'Red States'
situated on that vast patch of American heartland which some call 'Jesusland' where people are reportedly very "churchy" and could be God-fearing, Jesus-loving as well as feverishly patriotic at almost the same time. In this connection, The Right Nation - Conservative Power in America
(New York, Penguin, 2004), authored by two fairly respectable British journalists John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge, is certainly still a very insightful and also highly readable outline of the socio-cultural landscape of that corner of the earth where the inhabitants staunchly backed Bush in 2004 despite seemingly widespread liberal opinion in Washington D.C., New York, London, Paris, Canberra and Melbourne.Restoration of unity crucial for US Democrats