Oh, the wisdom before an election.
Update: from the year 2000 debates, George W. Bush:
Q: How would you project us around the world?
A: "I'm not so sure the role of the United States is to go around the world and say this is the way it's got to be...one way for us to be viewed as the ugly American is for us to go around the world saying, 'We do it this way, so should you.' ... If we're an arrogant nation, they'll resent us."