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Early Report: World Views of the Republican Ticket


(Jim Wilson/The New York Times)

This week two public radio shows delivered interesting segments on global views of the Republican ticket.

On NPR this morning, Michael Sullivan reported on how McCain has found support from an unexpected foreign source:

“Republican presidential hopeful John McCain spent years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. You might think people there would be less supportive of McCain because he is a conservative who backs the war in Iraq and was in the U.S. military during the Vietnam war. But McCain has a lot of supporters in Hanoi.”

Listen here.

Public Radio International's “The World” program broadcast a great segment last night, interviewing foreign reporters on how the publics in their countries perceive newly-named vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

Interestingly, a British journalist likened Palin to Margaret Thatcher. Have a listen.



Melinda Brouwer

Melinda Brower holds a Masters degree in Global Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She received her bachelor's degree in Political Science and Spanish at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She received a graduate diploma in International Relations from the University of Chile during her tenure as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar. She has worked on Capitol Hill, at the State Department, for Foreign Policy magazine and the American Academy of Diplomacy. She presently works for an internationally focused non-profit research organization in Washington, DC.