Vote Only for Leaders that Make the U.S. Strong Among Other Nations

Benjamin Franklin, in 1787 after the United States of America had won its independence and while crafting its constitution, presented a litmus test on how well our nation is doing: how outsiders view our country.

“When foreigners, after looking about for some other country in which they can obtain more happiness, give a preference to ours, it is a proof of attachment which ought to excite our confidence and affection.”

A Pew Research study published on September 15, 2020 stated, “In several countries, the share of the public with a favorable view of the U.S. is as low as it has been at any point since the Center began polling on this topic nearly two decades ago.”

Leadership is critical. The study points to poor leadership, translating into the poor image of the United States by other countries.

  • COVID-19: Pew notes “relatively few think China has handled the pandemic well, although it still receives considerably better reviews than the U.S. response.”
  • World affairs: The percent having confidence in the U.S. president to do the right thing regarding world affairs has dropped to less than 20% in Western Europe.
  • Presidency: The U.S. president has both the lowest confidence rating and the highest no-confidence rating compared to the world leaders of 13 countries in the survey, including Xi Jinping of China and Vladimir Putin of Russia.

The poor image of the United States with the public of other countries reduces our nation’s ability to remain strong and be influential to the benefit of our country and the world.

Vote only for leaders that truly make the United States strong in reality and perception, and for leaders that spread goodness to all corners of the world.