Yes, things are looking up for Bush supporters abroad. Despite opposition to the United Kingdom's role as a top ally in Iraq, British Prime Minister Tony Blair was re-elected this year.
At this year's G8 Summit in Scotland, Schroeder and Chirac tried to push Blair to hit Bush harder on the issue of the Kyoto warming treaty. Sorry, chaps. Blair is moving in the other direction. Last month in New York, the British prime minister said he was "changing his thinking" on Kyoto.
After Bush won re-election in 2004, the London Mirror ran a headline that asked: "How Can 59,054,087 People Be So Dumb?" The Guardian waged a campaign that had readers send letters to residents of Ohio's Clark County urging them to vote for John Kerry. The county switched from Democrat to Republican.
During the 2004 race, supporters of John Kerry argued that America should elect a president who has better relations with European leaders -- by which he meant Chirac and Schroeder. A year later, Our Betters in Europe are losing battles with their own electorates. They're so clever, yet somehow stupid is spreading through Europe.