Obama's campaign has attracted a great deal of global support [GALLO/GETTY]
Seddon's Diplomatic diary
Obama and his Democratic Party look, and feel, like winners.
On the Middle East conflict, Obama very quickly fell into line with US establishment thinking, which is itself disproportionately influenced, some would argue, by the pro-Israeli lobby group, Aipac.
So, for those who expect quantum leaps, prepare to be disappointed.