Speaking of rubbery figures and imaginary statistics, I'd like to see your arithmetic in arriving at that "80% of your allies" figure. Obama is definitely _not_ a popular figure in the ex-Communist countries of Eastern Europe, or in Israel. But, that aside, the sort of dirigisme, with a cultural Marxist twist, that so many Western Europeans have come to regard as the new normal, is not moderation in the context of American history and culture. We have been, at least up to now, a people who prized individual freedom and initiative, and did not look to the police powers of the state to force others to buy our prophylactics for us. I guess thinking like this makes me a right-wing theocrat, in your Little Red Book.