See how the rest of the world responded at the New Straits Times.
The USA exports culture and financial services. Well, at least we used to export financial services.
If you heard Adam sing...
If I Can't Have You
Whole Lotta Love
A Change is Gonna Come
Born to Be Wild
Or perform with Kiss
...you cannot believe he did not win this competition. Hell, I think Robert Plant and Christina Aguilera would have a hard time beating this man. He is stunning. 21st Century Elvis. And the American people cannot even get it right.
This is scary if you depend upon voters or preferences to determine outcomes in our society. Problem is, I do not know of a better system.
Rob Johnson is a Senior Fellow and the Director of the Project on Global Finance at the Roosevelt Institute.