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With the US saturated, brand Obama seeks overseas markets

By Dan Watson  

As an American, I couldn’t help but see President Obama’s Eurotrip as the work of an (accomplished) travelling salesman.

I was surprised they didn’t make him parade down Oxford Street. Stop by Harrods. Put on a costume and panhandle under the London Eye. Maybe a pub-crawl? Pimm’s O’bama, anyone?

Make no mistake about it: he was here to sell. But while much of the fluff has hardly registered a blip on the radar in America, it has,…

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