For my friends who like to say they like Obama because the world likes Obama, this article from the Daily Telegraph (British newspaper) shows an interesting perspective.
This whole thing reminds me of my trip to Europe & the middle east in 1981. The Washington State view was that Reagan getting elected in 1980 was a disaster. But our tour in Rome, and Italian woman, volunteered that Italians were much happier with Reagan. Of Carter, she said, "He's a very nice man, but was not a good president."
In the line with the Daily Telegraph article, just as Carter begat Reagan, Bush begat Obama.