Feeling unloved at home after a walloping in yesterday’s mid-term elections, US President Barack Obama is heading to Asia – as far from America as you can get – in search of a sympathetic audience.

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Feeling unloved at home after a walloping in yesterday’s mid-term elections, US President Barack Obama is heading to Asia – as far from America as you can get – in search of a sympathetic audience. Fortunately for him, he’s likely to get one.

Obama’s 10-day escape, which begins on Friday, will take in old pals Japan and South Korea (host of next week’s G20 summit), as well as India and Indonesia. New Delhi and Jakarta are currently more acquaintances of the US than allies, but Obama’s mission is clear: to make them love America.

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