We are always treated well by Europeans when we travel in Europe. Most people realize that the US is a divided country and about half of Americans did not support Bush. But a majority of Europeans do not favor our current president and his policies, and sometimes that feeling makes its way to us tourists.
If Obama wins, will Europeans think differently about the US? I think they will.
I am very tense waiting for Tuesday, but realize that many of us are. Here is a great article about Democrats waiting for Tuesday – New York Times, Obama is Up, and Fans Fear That Jinxes It, Michael Powell, Saturday, November 1 2008.