neah, i think that used to be the case, now French people dont distinguish too much between America and Americans, as they used to. Now they figure if half the population voted for Bush "Ils ont la tete niqué" (they are freaking idiots). Put simply, America is not a ray of light leading the way, as it once possibly was. It is really shame, and it makes it complicated to be an American, in Paris at least.
And yes, i would do away with term limits, that way if Clinton was still loved by the people, he could still be president.