Political fallibility always manifests itself at the time of a general election; particularly for a new incumbent.Thankfully it exists in a democracy where the political will of the generality can be exercised and not rigged.
The circumstances for such result fortunately for the future of the world prevail in the United States.
An objective view by a non - american correspondent therefore can only be a perception of the process; because at most they are only directly or indirectly affected by the united states foreign policy.
Therefore this to an enthusiastic yankeefile is where this content is based.
America's current problems appear to have originated in the first instance from it's antipathy to communist doctrines a feeling which I share having been influenced by our great statesman Winston Churchill. The american counter to that threat has undoubtedly been the nuclear deterrent which has undoubtedly negated russian imperialism.
Barak Obama has both identified the danger of progressive development in this field, but also instigated a reduction in the numbers held by the two super powers. This achievement in normal circumstances would have had a much greater impact than in fact it has had. Other countries have developed and are developing their own weapons and since some of them are what are termed rogue states it is a highly dangerous situation.
America has addressed this concern as best it can; by the imposition of sanctions on these countries. For that it has to be commended.
Unfortunately it has come unstuck with it's policy in the middle east.
The establishment of the state of Israel which came about after world war two has impacted on the world. That jewish survivors who had suffered so much wanted to re-populate the lands of their origin and this was seen as proper by the axis powers. Resentment was inevitable by the arabs, and to counter aggression from the surrounding states the united states supplied advanced weaponry to israel. I think it is fair to say Israel abused this munificence by expanding beyond the borders defined by the treaty and that policy together with the imbalance in armaments has been maintained through the jewish lobby in america.
Foreign policy to an outsider is what the american presidential election should be about and my exposition is tempered by the apparent disregard of the current campaign.
It appears america is facing a contest between two individuals and no regard beyond home affairs is in the mix. Millions of dollars already down the drain from the republicans expenditure in their campaigns promulgating their various candidates and ending up with a seemingly unknown candidate. What is he really about ? This was probably said about Barak Obama. Well I think the united states got lucky with him. He is respected in fact held in high regard by many in the western world. In his term of office he has been hit with disaster after disaster and despite all appears to be presiding over a recovering united states. I for one am hoping america gives him a second term.