BBC:  World wants Obama to be president.

Newsflash to all peoples on this planet:  we are electing the President of the United States, not US Marketing Manager to the Rest of the World.

Selfish?  Indeed.  Put on the big girl panties and deal.

(h/t:  Drudge)

UPDATE: Mr. Vanderleun echoes the same sentimentSo does Allahpundit at Hot Air.

UPDATE II:  UK’s Guardian:  “The world’s verdict will be harsh. . .”

Money quote:

Of course I know that even to mention Obama’s support around the world is to hurt him. Incredibly, that large Berlin crowd damaged Obama at home, branding him the “candidate of Europe” and making him seem less of a patriotic American. But what does that say about today’s America, that the world’s esteem is now unwanted? If Americans reject Obama, they will be sending the clearest possible message to the rest of us – and, make no mistake, we shall hear it.

So now hear this:

(h/t:  Hot Air)