They can't vote, but if the foreign diplomats in New York for the opening of the United Nations General Assembly late last month could do so, they'd go for Sen. Barack Obama. They see him as a fresh start after 9/11 led to sour relations with world capitals. Many of the diplomats tuned into the race closely for the first televised debate between Obama and GOP Sen. John McCain. "There's no question most people here want to see Barack Obama win," says a senior U.N. diplomat. "Obama is an American story. He generates excitement that he will put America back on the right path." Of McCain? "You hear a lot of references to McCain being old and militaristic," says the diplomat, who still threw Mac a bone. "McCain is a real friend of the world when it comes to climate change."