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    America's NBI raised from 9.7 trillion to 11.8 trillion in one year

    Obama attains massive achievment

    (NBI stands for National Brand Index. It is an analysis of peoples' perceptions of certain countries that directly affects the attractiveness of their products and services... "That means U.S. goods, services, people, and even the country's landscape are about 20 percent more enticing to the global market than they were in 2008.")


    Closer analysis of the data shows that much of the boost comes from improved international opinion of the American people themselves. After the re-election of George W. Bush to a second term, I began to record falling scores not just for U.S. foreign policy but also for U.S. people, culture, products, and even -- by a delightfully illogical extension -- the U.S. landscape. Now, the world appears to have absolved Americans of any perceived sin, having elected the "right" president. Even the country's rolling hills and city skylines, it seems, are fully restored to their former grandeur in the eyes of the world.

    Redemption of the brand means more than just the warm and fuzzy feeling one gets when thinking about the United States. By combining the NBI data with a range of economic and industrial statistics, it is possible to hazard a brand valuation for a country, much as corporations value their brands. Working with Brand Finance, a consultancy that specializes in valuing the intangible assets of corporations, we estimate that the value of "Brand America" has jumped from $9.7 trillion in 2008 to $11.8 trillion today. Even more remarkably, that increase comes even as the global recession has seen U.S. GDP growth decline 2.3 percentage points over the last year. That number is value that Obama has added to the U.S. economy simply by taking office and making the right speeches.

    So to those who say Obama has achieved little, my research suggests otherwise. His mere presence has begun to restore the United States to a position of respect and credibility -- and consequently, of influence -- that no amount of political, economic, or military might could muster. And it is an absolutely necessary achievement if Washington is to wield any moral authority in the world. In at least one of his responsibilities as head of state, the sacred responsibility of upholding the good name of his country, Obama has had a pretty good first year.
    This is only one reason that Obama will go down as one of America's best Presidents ever.
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    Re: America's NBI raised from 9.7 trillion to 11.8 trillion in one year

    You haven't actually been paying attention, have you?


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    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 26% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty-four percent (44%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -18 (see trends).....
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    Re: America's NBI raised from 9.7 trillion to 11.8 trillion in one year

    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    You haven't actually been paying attention, have you?

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    Bush Senior had a meager 34% approval going into the 1992 election. The most recent 2008 poll gives him a solid 60% positive rating.

    And we really want to argue, Bush Jr should go down as the worst president by the logic you've given.

    God know what Lincoln was polled at during the darkest days of the Civil War.

    Contemporary polls are pretty worthless in determining the future view of a president.

    Interesting find:

    Polls can affect president's hold on party - USATODAY.com
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    Re: America's NBI raised from 9.7 trillion to 11.8 trillion in one year

    Quote Originally Posted by Tubub View Post
    Obama attains massive achievment

    (NBI stands for National Brand Index. It is an analysis of peoples' perceptions of certain countries that directly affects the attractiveness of their products and services... "That means U.S. goods, services, people, and even the country's landscape are about 20 percent more enticing to the global market than they were in 2008.")

    This is only one reason that Obama will go down as one of America's best Presidents ever.
    I had not heard this prior to your posting. Thanks for sharing. It confirms my view that with Obama pulling the country out of an eminent depression, getting health care reform passed and bringing our troops home from Iraq in 2011, he will be reelected handily, even if the Republicans had someone to run against him.
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    Re: America's NBI raised from 9.7 trillion to 11.8 trillion in one year

    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    You haven't actually been paying attention, have you?
    You didn't actual read the article I posted, did you? Because it highlights the fact that public opinion polls literally fluctuate everyday... NBI, or in other words peoples' perception of certain countries, stay constant for years and years(albeit a 1-2% change which can be attributed to discrepancy between those being surveyed.) This is taking into account natural disasters, political changes, and other large events taking place in countries...

    As the article I posted before states, only twice has the NBI of a country significantly changed. Denmark in 2006, which was a benefactor of a Mohammed cartoon being posted in a Danish newspaper, and the US in 2009, which was a benefactor of the Obama's political ascendancy.

    Read what I post and then start your empty rants against Obama.
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    Re: America's NBI raised from 9.7 trillion to 11.8 trillion in one year

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    I had not heard this prior to your posting. Thanks for sharing. It confirms my view that with Obama pulling the country out of an eminent depression, getting health care reform passed and bringing our troops home from Iraq in 2011, he will be reelected handily, even if the Republicans had someone to run against him.
    Well, we'll see. It'll be interesting and lend the Republican party serious credibility if they really pull out someone that is, well, not goofy/insane. If they get Palin, Huckabee, Romney etc. etc. out then I'll literally join the Obama camp... and might even leave the party.

    PS:I'm still hoping that Palin will start up that Tea Party
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    Re: America's NBI raised from 9.7 trillion to 11.8 trillion in one year

    Quote Originally Posted by Tubub View Post
    Well, we'll see. It'll be interesting and lend the Republican party serious credibility if they really pull out someone that is, well, not goofy/insane. If they get Palin, Huckabee, Romney etc. etc. out then I'll literally join the Obama camp... and might even leave the party.

    PS:I'm still hoping that Palin will start up that Tea Party
    You voted for McCain in the Primary and Obama in the General didn't you?

    I bet you think Snowe is a model Republican.
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    Re: America's NBI raised from 9.7 trillion to 11.8 trillion in one year

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    You voted for McCain in the Primary and Obama in the General didn't you?

    I bet you think Snowe is a model Republican.
    You know, Reagan could hold people like Snowe, because he was able to bring people together, and it was Reagan who was responsible for the Republican "Big Tent" policy. I can tell you that, today, there is nobody like Reagan in the Republican ranks, nor is there likely to be in the near future. Only haters, who want to "purify" the party. Once the party is purified, it will become a permanent Republican minority, instead of the permanent Republican majority that was once envisioned.

    You really need to read up on Reagan. He made the Republican party work, and until his visions for America are once again followed, it will be a long, dark, and lonely winter for the GOP.
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    Re: America's NBI raised from 9.7 trillion to 11.8 trillion in one year

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    You know, Reagan could hold people like Snowe, because he was able to bring people together, and it was Reagan who was responsible for the Republican "Big Tent" policy. I can tell you that, today, there is nobody like Reagan in the Republican ranks, nor is there likely to be in the near future. Only haters, who want to "purify" the party. Once the party is purified, it will become a permanent Republican minority, instead of the permanent Republican majority that was once envisioned.

    You really need to read up on Reagan. He made the Republican party work, and until his visions for America are once again followed, it will be a long, dark, and lonely winter for the GOP.
    Dan, I really find your assessments to be silly.


    Reagan didn't create a "big Tent" so much as he LEAD in an a way that inspired people to follow him.

    There is a huge difference.
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    Re: America's NBI raised from 9.7 trillion to 11.8 trillion in one year

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Dan, I really find your assessments to be silly.


    Reagan didn't create a "big Tent" so much as he LEAD in an a way that inspired people to follow him.

    There is a huge difference.
    You are right that Reagan was a great leader, but you are dead wrong that the Republican party did not have a big tent. Here is an excellent article on the subject, and it is dead on in it's assessment.

    Reagan pulled together many Republicans, Conservative, Moderate, and Liberal alike, in order to get his agenda passed. And it was Reagan who created the 11th Commandment "Thou shalt not speak ill of another Republican". And Reagan was even able to split the Democratic party's votes. Yes, much of that was due to leadership, but absolutely none of it was due to any kind of "My way or the highway" approach we are seeing now. Reagan's big tent was one of the main reasons his administration was so successful, and why he became one of our greatest presidents.

    In the end, ideological purity is a nice concept, but also a pipe dream. It won't work without a lot of pragmatism to go along with it.
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