President Obama made a smart move by going on the Late Show with David Letterman, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel could benefit from something similar… if only she could pull it off.
President Obama did not deliver the kind of 'Yes we can' speech last night that wowed Germans four years ago. But most Germans are still eager to cheer for him ahead of November elections.
The Republican focus, of course, was the official nomination of Mitt Romney for president. But Germany appears more interested in his choice of running mate.
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