Should foreigners just keep out?
A new poll for the BBC World Service poll shows that in all 22 countries surveyed, people wanted Obama to be the next President rather than McCain. The Democratic nominee was preferred by a four to one margin on average across the 22,000 people polled.
But is this exactly the sort of thing that will do Obama harm? We all recall the Guardian’s crazy exercise in 2004 when readers were encouraged to send emails to voters in the crucial swing state of Ohio setting out why they thought Kerry was the man. The reaction was exactly the opposite of what the paper intended.
This is getting onto dangerous territory.