By Adeola Aderounmu.
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By Adeola Aderounmu.
Did anyone listen to Arnold Schwarzenegger? Did he listen to himself? He was talking about Obama’s skinny legs! What rubbish?
What has legs got to do with Ideology? This is the rubbish campaign that the republicans have been focussing on. Is that what the next leadership of the US should be talking about? Skinny legs?
Obama has spent substantial part of his campaign telling Americans what he intend to do with his democratic mandate if elected. His words are clear and his eloquence is a source of jealousy even to Arnold Schwarzenegger. When Schwarzenegger spoke at a rally in Ohio in support of McCain, it was obvious that he was jealous of Obama.
His jealousy for Obama’s eloquence and success robbed him of the ability to think right and straight. He was talking about Obama’s skinny legs. Has Arnold asked himself this question: what is the significance of big bodies with small brains and shallow thoughts?
Obama may has skinny legs but he’s definitely more intelligent than Arnold plus McCain. Like John McCain and Palin, Schwarzenegger joined in mere chorusing Obama’s policies and viewpoints. The republicans have shamefully spent the bulk of their campaign time listening to Obama and responding to his comments. What a way to go! Obama is leading in the pre election polls because he is talking sense and he is carrying people along. The republicans are not doing the same. They are busy responding to Obama and echoing his well thought out plans.
When Obama gave his infomercial Senator McCain said Obama was not telling the truth. But what stops McCain from telling the truth that we don’t know. What is the truth about the war in Iraq? What is the truth about the economy since Mr. Bush took over from Mr. Bill Clinton? What have the republicans been doing that has suddenly sent the American economy into recession? What is the truth about the nature of the problems that are confronting the Americans? McCain should tell us if he thinks that Obama has not.
Obama gave us issues, he offered ideas and he explains point by point how he intends to run his presidency. Obama has a plan. However, we are not oblivious of the fact that a president does not rule the country on his own and most of the decisions on economy, taxes, war situations and other issues of national discourse always have to pass through the Senate for approval. It is in this light that one can examine Obama’s juicy claims as tentative. Election promises are always tentative and there are no assurances that they will be fulfilled when reality of the day to day running of the political office surfaces.
Still, the election on Nov 4 will be a major turning point in the history of the United States. Will the undecided voters look beyond race as they make up their minds in the final moments? Will Obama excel over the Tom Bradley effect to become the next ideological president of the United States of America? Will racism be relegated on Nov 4 so that the actual voting will reflect the opinion polls?
The answers to these questions will be known in about 72 hours. As Americans themselves will say: God Bless America…!
By Adeola Aderounmu.
Sky news reported a very disturbing news that it’s a miracle Barack Obama has not been assassinated.
Castro noted “Millions of whites cannot reconcile in their minds with the idea that a black man with his wife and children would move into the White House, which is called just like that – White”
This is the second time that assassination will be connected to Obama. Does anyone remember Hilary Clinton’s goof as the time that she failed to reconcile in her mind that she’d actually lost the democratic nomination to Obama. She opined devilishly that Obama could be assassinated by making reference to some ugly incidents in the US History.
Obama and his family must pay more attention to their security details as the Election Day approaches and beyond. Superstitions are very famous where I come from and to disregard the repetition of evil ideas is like sleeping naked in the snow.
Castro has more words for McCain and Palin who everybody now knows was a very catastrophic addition to the Republican’s hope of clinching the presidency in November. Personally, I have been wondering if Palin is the most intelligent Republican or republican woman fit for that position. There must be a severe dearth of intelligence in the Republican Party in the US. According to Castro “Sarah Palin knew nothing at all about anything”.
The world will look forward to a living Obama on Thursday for the last presidential debate. McCain will get one last chance to change the polls in his favour before the actual vote. Obama will have his hands full to convince the yet undecided voters of how to cast their votes on Nov 4.
Obama’s lead should not be taken yet for a victory. This will be the longest 3 weeks in the life of Obama as he will continue to hope that the opinion polls continue to tilt in his favour. With the inexperience and careless Palin, the next 3 weeks could be roll-roasting for the democrats as they attempt to make a black man to occupy a house built for (in Castro’s word) the white.
As Bush goes on his last 100 days in office, the world is watching not only for the way out of the Global financial mess but also the way out for one of the most controversial presidents in US History. George Bush will go down in history as a war time president but it will remain questionable if the wars are justifiable in the first place.
Indeed, the world needs a change and a different perspective to view things. November 4 will be the time to accept or reject that change.
By Adeola Aderounmu.
No doubts Sarah Palin has brought a distasteful insight into the upcoming US presidential elections which is about 4 weeks away. It is no longer news that she doesn’t know the answers to simple questions affecting Americans. But she is also seriously negating all the efforts and energy that a tired McCain has put into the campaign so far.
The biggest problem in America right now is how to restore the economy and eradicate the fears and anxieties in the minds of the people on the main streets. But Mrs. Palin is busy dragging us several years back. McCain and the other political enemies of Obama got tired of calling him (Obama) a terrorist or a friend of Mr. Ayers. We heard this allegation several months ago and the issue had been discussed inside out. Where was Palin all of those times? Ironically she was in Alaska routing for Obama!
Another big issue in America is how to end the wars in Afghanistan and in Iraq. These are issues that Palin should be tackling Obama on. She should also involve herself with domestic issues centred on the family, taxes, education, crime and other relevant issues affecting the US.
Mrs. Palin also wanted Americans to be discussing Obama’s former pastor. This is a very stupid suggestion. Obama is an individual of his own and the pastor is another person. Obama is contesting to be the next president of the US and he has since dissociated himself from the pastor and his utterances. Can Mrs. Palin move on with life?
Indeed the past is important, no doubts! But when issues as stale as Ayers and J. Wright are what Palin can cling on to, then she is yet confirming her dullness and her complete lack of initiatives. According to a report on BBC, “Mr McCain had previously indicated that he did not want Rev Wright’s inflammatory sermons, which Mr Obama has repudiated, to form part of his campaign”.
This must be why Palin is being shielded from the press. She does not understand anything. So why did McCain opt for such a great liability in his quest for the topmost job in the world-the American presidency?
Right now Obama is leading in the opinion polls even in states that are considered Republicans. It seems therefore that the desperate and unnecessary attacks on the person of Obama are like “hanging on to the crooked straws of the past”. What a shame and what a way to go for the republicans.
The second debate is here and it might just be the passage that Obama needs as he “homestretches” to the white house come Nov 2008. Issues and policies please Mrs. Sarah Palin and back to school if that is what it takes!