Imagine the headline, "Calderón to respect the outcome of the 2012 U.S. election," or perhaps better yet, "Calderón promises not to intervene in the 2012 U.S. election."
It reads quite strange - why on earth would anyone not recognize the election outcome in the United States? And why would Calderón feel obliged to say so?
But flip it around: "Biden offers not to intervene in the election," one actual headline referring to the recent meeting U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden had with Mexico's three presidential contenders.
Why does the latter headline read far less strange than the former?