If Europeans had a voice in the US presidential election:
Germany: 67-7, Obama-McCain.
Italy 70-15, Obama-McCain.
United Kingdom, 49-14, Obama-McCain.
France 65-8, Obama-McCain.
This is probably no surprise, but still worth emphasizing. The issue? Codpiece diplomacy, of course. There is a feeling, a hope, that Obama will give them reasons to admire the US once again.
Of course, the denizens of codpiece diplomacy are alive and kicking. Consider this morsel from Thomas Sowell: “when all is said and done, Senator McCain has not spent decades aiding and abetting people who hate America”.