The US and Italy are now in the same boat.
Italy elected a clown with no gubmint experience who shouted obscenities at the other candidates. He used the Obama campaign approach. Now Italy is screwed.
here's a snippet from der spiegel (since the germans are joined at the hip with italy), "Italians are unable or unwilling to grasp the depth of their economic plight, argue German media commentators. The ungovernable nation poses a major risk to the euro zone. "