29 January 2008

Move Over Hillary

The race to the White House has been pretty much an all out battle between the two key democratic candidates, Barack Hussein Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton. Things have been getting more and more fierce as each day passes, and suprises througout the race are aplenty.

Up till about yesterday, it was pretty close, but I think the deciding factor happened last night. Say what you will about it, but the scales have finally been tipped to the Obama side, as both the daughter and brother of former US president John Kennedy decided to support Barack as their favourable candidate. Now, JFK was one of the people's most loved presidents, and the ideals of his family are going to play out very strongly in public opinion. Hillary herself doesn't look too pleased (just listen to her speeches, there's some sort of frustration there, and a fake plastered smile on her face too).

My opinion? Obama is going to be the leading candidate for the Democratic party, and with the backing of the Kennedys, Oprah, and a bunch of other heavyweights, he's definately up for president. I would personally vote for him if I had a chance to, just for the wise-cracks he makes every now and then (you need a president that makes you laugh once in a while, and hopefully not AT him).

Somehow, however, I have this feeling he's going to get shot. Expect numerous assasination attempts as the first black president steps onto the American stage; normal and expected, actually.

Anyhow, let's fast forward to 2009 and see him in the White House; what does that signal for us in the Middle-East? Simply put, I quote him: "I know that an invasion of Iraq without a clear rationale and without strong international support will only fan the flames of the Middle East, and encourage the worst, rather than best, impulses of the Arab world, and strengthen the recruitment arm of al-Qaeda. I am not opposed to all wars. I'm opposed to dumb wars."

Sounds hopeful. Let's just wait and see.


eshda3wa said...

talk is cheap
and although he preaches change, change is not easy to come by.

i like obama, but i dont expect him to work miracles.

Shale bin Agnon said...

Yeah, but he is, like, 12 years old.

ammaro said...

eshda3wa; he's screaming change, and im sure there's gonna be a little bit of change; the situation in the US is so bad that ANYONE can make change. like you said, not miracles, but just a few different policies here and there. he'll get tired by the second year.

shale; a little older. im pretty sure he's reached puberty already.

Shionge said...

That's right, we shall wait and see ;)

Anonymous said...

Damn! I'm not into politics-hope more expect less

Lord Omar said...

If they were smart (and they are not), they would run as a team for the presidency. Their egos however will not permit that. Too bad.

paz y amor said...

Though it's smart politicallly as far as beating the Republican candidate, they'd be a bad team when working out policy. It's been an interesting campaign so far and will get even better as it goes on I think

Shoush said...

Obama bama boo bama, bannana fana foo fama. Fee, fii, foo famaa. Obama!

Woozie said...

I don't think their egos, especially Hillary's, would allow for an Obama/Clinton or even a Clinton/Obama ticket. Policy would work out fine since on many issues the two are near identical, but the egos do pose a big problem.

rosh said...

Personally, I do not trust a politician. However, given the "choices" I'd rather vote Obama, 'cause he seems to bring a bit of freshness. For once, there isn't a super-dumb/self-proclaimed saviour republican or certain heavily Jewish supported/leaning Democrat.

I was listening to GWB's state of the union - and in it, not once, did he say "freedom" for the Palestinians - however, he did chant away, freedom & democracy for other nations.

Perhaps Obama, can help balance it for the US, and those in the Middle East, for a better tomorrow.

Mrs Dynamite aka Lorena +Wonder Women... said...

Really? i like her imagine willbe the firs women president LOL

Coolred38 said...

He should be elected just for the sheer fact that he must have a very large set of lower male body parts for attempting to be the first African American to make it to the White House.(ok the first with a real shot at it)..all the while knowing that there is some white extremist polishing his rifle and muttering to himself about "it will be a cold day in Hell before he allows his country to be run by a n****r!"...balls of steel Im telling you.

Hillaries balls are nowhere near as big....lol.

Anonymous said...

I cant wait !!

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'Grey' said...

John McCain will be the next president ... I'm no political expert but Mitt romney will lose the lead because he is ' mormon' ... H.Clinton will lose because Oprah loves him ... so McCain Vs Obama .. as you mentioned he has this " Hussain" tag .. no matter how much he will cry that he is not Muslim/black, at some point Americans are going to get 'born again' and once again bring an Republican in to Presidency and they beat their chest for the mistake they have done ...
Hard to believe this theory ..buti know Jerry Fletcher would :D

P.S : I tried the new link ...but still no think i will subscribe through email ... need a daily doze of Ammaro... addictive.

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Ooops SOrry http://feeds.feedburner.com/ammaro this is the link to subscribe on google reader ... now its working and also the subscribe comments is open ... Fuck google !

ammaro said...

shionge; everyone will!

joel; politics is the science of being an asshole in the most beneficial way to yourself and your friends.

lord; their ego's wont. especially hillary's.

paz; i sense a bunch of interesting events coming up

shoush; thank you. very grown up.

woozie; true; their policies are pretty much hand in hand.

rosh; obamas actually been here before. whoever gets picked though, i still dont see much hope for the region

dynamite; first black pres, first women pres? who knows.

coolred; im sure he knows he going to get a few attempted assasinations on his back

cat; lol

grey; no republicaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

Anonymous said...

correct me if i am wrong. Is Obama the illegitimate child of a muslim man? what does this make him?