The Political Junkie offers an outside-looking- in view of the US. Each day, we will highlight news and opinion pieces from around the world that are focused on US politics and policy. Agree or disagree with the opinions you will read but take a few minutes to see yourselves as others see you.
Mitt Romney. Ohio, Pennsylvania and
Florida voters said Obama was more likely to care about their 'needs and
problems'. Photograph: East News/Rex Features
returned from his contentious foreign tour to face bleak news in the
opinion polls. But one of his first acts was to defend widely condemned
comments he made in Jeruslam that appeared to suggest Israel was more
economically successful than the Palestinian territories because it has
forged a superior culture.