In the 2004 US elections, someone asked me to check out this betavote site which basically surveys: What if the whole world could vote in this (US) election? This question comes up because US is the most powerful and influental nation in the world and everyone everywhere is somehow affected by their elections. Btw, Kerry bagged that. I'm trying to look for recent world polls but only have the Euro votes (which backed Obama). However, a Newsweek article also cites that while Europe loves Obama for the US, they would not most likely vote for someone like him at home. Anyway, two questions: 1. If you could vote, would you really choose Obama to be president of the USA? 2. What are the chances of someone like Obama (minority/mixed ethnicity, liberal) winning in your own country as your top leader?