From CNN's Ed Henry's twitter:
Along motorcade route, one handmade sign said, "After God, It's Obama".
Sharp contrast from protests here in Bush years.
Today, President Obama arrived in Canada, his first foreign trip since taking office. Already, the trip is a stark departure from the Bush years. U.S. presidents have traditionally made their first trip abroad to Canada. President Bush, however, broke with tradition and headed south to Mexico.
Already, there’s been a noticeable difference in the way the Canadian public has received the two presidents. Bush was wildly unpopular in Canada. Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who supported the Iraq war (and later admitted it was a mistake), was lambasted by Canadians as supporting “Harper-Bush” policies. Not surprisingly, Bush’s visits to Canada spurred massive protests.
Early Crowds Await Obama,” the Toronto Star reads today.
“American flags are being hung up around Ottawa in preparation” for Obama’s visit, reports the Ottawa Citizen.
How wonderful it is that our neighbors and other people around the world actually respect and like our leader again.