John McCain has won admiration from an unlikely place: Vietnam, the nation he bombed 23 times during the war there. Including politicians, newspaper editors, and even his former captor, Vietnamese are voicing support for the candidate. The Republican pushed to restore ties with the country a decade ago, and many Vietnamese hope he will now push to increase trade.
McCain, who says he was routinely tortured while a prisoner of war, has no ill will against Vietnam. And the one-time commander of the Hanoi Hilton, where the candidate was held, likes to imagine he can vote for him. But one journalist noted that the admiration isn't universal: "The young people, especially the ladies, prefer Obama."