The editor of the essential Asia Times website says it best:
It is not our place to tell Americans how they should vote. Their concerns are , taxes and, suddenly, socialism. That’s their business. We can however tell them what America looks like to us, and it’s our business, because America is a 800-pound gorilla in our patch of jungle. We need the gorilla because it helps sustain our ecosystem by consuming stuff we make but can’t use ourselves. But for the past eight years our gorilla has been acting like a crazed thing, bringing wars and economic catastrophe. Its antics have made it a pariah and worse – a laughing . It’s a gorilla that wears a big red nose, a frizzy wig and oversize shoes.