America voted for Obama and the future ..Klas Bergman’s blog summarizes the predominant Swedish view, which, similar to most of Europe, has shown a steadfast support of President Obama.

Internationally renowned journalist Klas Bergman has covered the 2012 U.S. election process from a Swedish American perspective for Nordstjernan. Born in Stockholm, Bergman spent most of his adult life outside Sweden, reporting from western and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and the U.S., based in Washington, DC and working mainly for the Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter and the Christian Science Monitor.
His primary domicile has been America, ever since his early student days in California in the 1960s. He now lives in the Washington, DC area.


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Contrary to the prevalent Swedish consensus the U.S. political scene is hardly easily described... in a recent newsletter former Swedish Consul General in New York, Olle Wästberg, points out the varying views of the Obama presidency by referring to Bob Woodward's recent book, The Price of Politics, which offers a less than flattering view of America's leadership. The book is available through, The Price of Politics