You can tell a lot about a candidate by looking at who supports him.
For example, last week we learned that the incumbent president has the enthusiastic endorsement of Vladimir Putin, Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez. These leaders of anti-American countries obviously like what they’ve seen from the Obama administration and look forward to our country continue on its path toward oblivion. I find that terrifying.
I expect Russian President Putin is looking forward to that “flexibility” Barack Obama promised in a now-famous open-mic moment earlier this year when he told then President Medvedev that he needed more “space” in the matter of missile defense. “This is my last election,” Obama whispered, “After my election, I have more flexibility.”
On the other hand, Romney has a supporter or two of his own. Perhaps most notable is the long-standing personal relationship between Romney and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu which dates back to the 1970’s. The two men worked together before they became involved in politics and have since enjoyed a warm personal friendship based upon their common conservative approach. While there has been no official endorsement of Romney coming from Jerusalem (which, by the way is the capital of Israel no matter how much the Obama people dance around the issue,) there is obviously a well developed give-and-take between the two men. At a time when Israel has been ignored and insulted by the American government, a friend in the White House has to look mighty nice to Iran’s least favorite country which is in danger of annihilation if an Obama administration allows the Ahmadinejad regime to obtain nuclear capabilities. (The President assured us in last night’s debate that he would not allow that to happen. But he also said the Benghazi slaughter was about a movie. He’s got something of a credibility gap these days.)
Depending upon your thoughts on the subject of crop circles, the image above of the ultimate Mitt Romney yard sign which appeared in an Iowa farmer’s field might speak to Romney’s popularity among Ancient Aliens and extra terrestrial travelers. Or, it might just mean that folks in the heartland prefer a candidate whom Dictator Hugo Chavez does not support.