Dude. I don't want America to be loved and liked by the world.I would much rather be respected, and feared.You namby, pansy,
wimpy libs have forgotten what it means to be an American. Be proud
of your country!
Comparing Obama and Hitler are we?Really? Really Utah? Are you that
far out of touch with what is really going on in this world?You say
that Obama does "not present a plan" when he speaks. Well I guess you just don't
listen, because I have heard his plans and I like them.Just because
you too lazy and uninformed to find out his position does not mean he does not
have one.Get a clue.
The posters who are encouraged by Obama's interdependent approach to the world
hit the nail on the head. We NEED a president who realizes that it isn't all
about US anymore. We've sent most of our agricultural base and derive most of
our oil from other countries, folks. We've exported most of our industry. When
you are a consumer and not a producer, you are at the mercy of those who feed
and energize you, and YOU KNOW I TELL THE TRUTH when I say that our basic needs
are mainly met by foreign suppliers. Now, in light of sobering reality, who do
we need more? A president who would just as soon give the world the finger and
place all his faith in the U.S. military, or a president who seems to be willing
to sit down at the international table and talk? Neither man is an ideal
choice, IMHO, but just on international relations alone, I know who I think has
their head on straight. If we want to remain a strong nation, in the meantime,
we need to work a little harder and give up convenience and gluttony. Our
economic woes are caused by US.
Love Obama. Very refreshing. What I loved more was McCain's snarking. He
isn't even good at that. Oh, and could someone please give McCain a geography
lesson? Maybe he ought to take a trip or two, map in hand, so he can figure out
the world landscape.
I think the biggest difference I saw was people waving American flags, not
burning them as they do when Bush goes overseas.Most of you GOP
people are so Brain Washed by Fox News and Rush you cannot think on I higher
level. You set there in your chairs and listen to your radios and watch your
TVs and you think your well informed. This is why we went to war 4200 American
troops dead for the sake of oil, and your paying four dollars a gallon of
gas.Thank God we have some Americans who can think and are not Brain
Washed by Fox News, Sean and Rush.Electoral College polling count
thus far.Barack Obama 238John McCain 163 Toss Up 137
The reason why the Berliners love Obama, is Europe is nothing but a socialist
'Union' and Obama is a socialist himself, NOT a democrat. Maybe he should move
to Germany if they love him so much. I know I don't want him as my president.
You don't have my vote Obama!
Man! Obama draws a quarter million or so, but you Obama haters still have
nothing good to say about him. I wonder what comments we'd have here if he'd
gone to a brat shop instead. Doh!
Barak's speech was so full of JFK and RWR that I couldn't even figure out who
was really speaking. Why can't Barak be himself? Oh, I forgot, he is so much
for change that he constantly is changing to prove it. To Sokol, if you think
Barak's was so good then you truly have missed the great speeches of Reagan and
the great, yet wrong, speeches of Slick Willy.
PRINCETON, NJ -- Barack Obama has expanded his lead over John McCain in the
Tuesday through Thursday Gallup Poll Daily tracking rolling average, and now has
a 47% to 41% advantage over his Republican challenger.
This is LDS fair play? You print any fool attacking Obama. You won't publish my
opinion absent of profanities that questions drive by politics.I
wish we would tax the LDS Church because this paper proves it a political
As much as I enjoy Obama, it scares me to think thatpolitically correct
speach, actions, laws, and environmental extremism will obliterate more
freedoms. Let's hope Britains David Cameron andthe Czech Republics wise
leader Vaclav Klause bringchecks and balances to this onslaught...Bush
madethe time ripe for Democrats to take over the White House....That being
said, Obama was inspiring, hopeful, and a master speech maker....not since,
Hubert Humphrey have I heard a better speach.
I for one don't want an old man who needs a walker, who cheated on his crippled
wife, who wants to stay in Iraq for 100 years, who wants to bomb Iran, and who
has absolutely no knowledge of the world outside of Arizona, as our president
DO THE MATH HERE, 200 into $1.3 million = I THOUGHT THAT WAS ILLEGAL?.
Interesting. Barack believes that he must fight for the world as it should be, a
world where together we work to reverse discriminatory laws, she said at a
Manhattan fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee's Gay and Lesbian
Leadership Council. Michelle Obama also drew a connection between the struggles
for gay rights and civil rights. Michelle Obama's speech brought a standing
ovation from the crowd of about 200 donors, who raised about $1.3 million,
organizers said. Some like the REAL bratwurst, while other's like "another type
of a sausage".
I would love to vote for Obama. He's young, articulate, full of hope. He's the
anti-Bush, statesman-like in appearance and generates a feeling of goodwill. I
can get excited about a candidate like him.Unfortunately Obama does
not share my ideals and principles.So I am going to do the right
thing and vote for the candidate who is more closely alligned to my beliefs on
taxes, abortion, national security, etc.I wish John McCain had the
charisma Obama does, but I'm more concerned about my children's future.
To My $o.02: With the prophecy you speak of, more must be done than electing
McCain, we as liberty believing americans must stand up and take back our
government, by force of words, meaning we tell our government what we want and
how they should be doing it. I have no doubt that the Constitution will hold on
with less than a thread if people don't start defednign it
"Not only did he bash his own country, he has canceled his visitation to our
wounded soldiers in Germany."Sorry, I corrected your misspelled
"canceled."Faux News didn't tell you the complete story. Obama felt
that he was on a campaign trip. It would be wrong to reduce injured Americans
soldiers to campaign photo ops. You can disagree. Values was part of
Obama's reasoning. I understand why conservatives might not understand, with
their any thing to values that has gotten America in to a mess.
I see Obama's European tour as being similar to what Geo.W did after the last
election. Before results of the election were finalized he stepped in and
started acting as if he had won the election. Al Gore should not have sat in
the background as he did. Obama is out on the world stage giving
speeches and speaking w/ foreign diplomats acting as if he is the next
president. McCain had better not set on the sidelines too long and allow this
image of Obama as president to take root. I agree with Obama that
we should not be in Iraq. But now that we are there the USA has a responsibility
to see it through, to help that country to become stable. To just pull out
would be a disaster for the Iraqi people. Prophecy has it that the
condition in the USA will become very bad, that the constitution will hang by a
thread. I think Obama will take us there more quickly. My vote is for
Obama want "Peace" at what cost, I mean, he wants to pull out Iraq, is that
going to bring peace? No! Why? because terrorists WILL take over that country,
yeah a real peaceful solution. What Obama wants is power, that is all.
To Dudes: I can tell you why they don't like Obama, because what he says and
what he does is differant. He says he wants world peace but all I hear about is
disarming America, yeah like that will bring peace! The guy is racist, I have
heard so many sound bites of him saying the most racist comments, and I can
ensure you, I'm not voting for him because he wants to take my guns, my God and
my liberty, lets see how far he gets with that!
Guess what anonymous at 11:47, you guys sit there and say the country is getting
sick of Rush and Sean, well why is it then that they still have millions of
listeners, and that liberal talk shows don't ever make it without the government
bailing them out? The fact is, most Americans do still hold those views, because
most Americans still have foundation built on morals, not in the of equality
like all of you liberals like to say.
Hussein is an egomaniac gone amok. He is not only not the president of the
United States, he is not even officially the nominee of his party. Have you
Hussein idolizers noticed that notwithstanding all the hype, he hasn't even got
a bump in the polls. Of course, the America-hating German throng cheered
Hussein. He was his usual "articulate", clever, deceitful self in the subtle way
he criticized his own country. The Germans loved it, after all, that's what they
came to hear and Hussein didn't disappoint them. The American electorate is too
smart to be deceived by the Hussein camp flim-flammers. So 200,000 like-minded
German socialists showed up to cheer and get a glimpse of the great one. That
should surprise no one. Landslide, you are delusional. Americans have about
four months to vet the real Hussein, and he will be thoroughly vetted for what
he is, a European socialist wannabee. Hussein will NOT be the next president.
Get used to it.
To Lewt 11:24, C'mon, you can do better than that. Obama is running against
McCain, or have you forgotten? He is not running against Bush. Given all the
bashing of Bush you'ld think that the looney left is still in a love affair with
bashing instead of moving forward. Come to think of it, all they can do is bash
and not move forward... Hmmm, maybe Obama is on to something, bash and keep the
focus from his own horrible and dangerous faults.
I don't understand why folks don't all like Obama. After all he is just for
World Peace. That profound an most unusual desire that sets him appart from all
other politicians should drive us to the polls in droves.
How can someone who is RUNNING for president of the United States of America go
and preach a campaign speech to a country we have had to reign in twice in the
last 100 years? Speaking to them about OUR woes? I think he should be tried
for treason! Are we not a soverign nation? What is he REALLY trying to do?
Working with the same country that has brought more than its share of world woes
(Pardon the pun), Is he really running for the spot Adolph left open? He better
worry about home first!!!
We have a choice.We can vote for a demonized Senator from the
Mid-West. (Thank you very much Rush and Sean)Or,We can
vote for a man(?) who committed adultery while his crippled wife was at home
with the kids.
Senator Obama will be the next president of the United States and by the way he
is focusing on uniting the world and this country, will be a good one.America has grown tired and weary of the Rush Limbaugh style of divisive let's
focus on getting them dang liberals! politics that today only appeals to the
reddest of the rednecks in America.
To all you Obama Kool-Aid drinkers please answer a couple of questions...How can you vote for a man who is closely allied with a man who bombed
the Pentagon and who would do it again (Ayers)?How can you vote for
a man who stayed allied with a preacher, and called hi his "spiritual advisor",
for 20 years who constantly berated the "whitey" and the USA, and is outwardly
racist?How can you vote for a man whose wife was given a fantastic
education only to say that she can finally be proud of America now that Obama is
running?How can you vote for a man who came out against a "surge"
(albeit in an unpopular war) to say that the USA has lost the war only to find
out that the "surge" was highly effective and the total right thing to do?How can you vote for a man whose principles have caused so many, and
more that what can ever be mentioned, wrong decisions?The Kool-Aid
must taste good to you, because it is rancid to the rest of us.
Without his cue cards, Obama sounds illiterate. I am not saying he is, he just
sounds that way. He has trouble answering the most simple of questions. If this
was President Bush stumbling over his word, like Obama, the media would be
having a field day with it. Even with all of the positive reporting on Obama
from the news media in recent months, the race has tighten considerably
according to the latest Rasmussen poll. I can't imagine what the polls would be
if the roles were reversed and McCain had been getting all of the positive press
and Obama the negative.The mainstream media should be embarrassed by
their overt fawning over Obama. Even liberals have conceded that the MSM is in
the tank for Obama. Maybe it is time to clamp down on the MSM like the Dems want
to clamp down on right wing talk radio.
I wonder if those who fault Obama for not visiting the US military wounded in
Germany are aware that GWB never visits any military hospitals, even the ones in
cities where he LIVES.
This neocon is nervous about the moniker Neoconservative.Yet he thinks
he's entitled to slam people with the word "liberal" (aka Democrat) every chance
neocons get.These types are a hoot!A total [blankin']
Neoconservatism is a political philosophy that emerged by those who rejected
social liberalism, moral relativism, and the new left counterculture of the
1960s. It influenced the presidential administrations of Ronald Reagan and
George W. Bush, representing a realignment in American politics, and the
defection of some liberals to the right of the political spectrum; hence the
term neo, which refers to being new. The term neoconservative is
also used as a criticism against liberals who "moved to the right," these were
also known as Reagan Democrats. Senator Joe Liberman who left the democrat party
to become an independent, may be considered a neocon, he moved to the right of
liberal political spectrum. Since neo = new; the new left (the
president and the government should be all, should fix all and be omnipotent)
would be known as neoliberal, would it not? Or is this still old lib thinking?
Remember when Michael Dukakis was running for prez? Claiming to be a member of
the L club was dangerous. What the conservatives are feeling now, the liberals
felt during the Dukakis campaign; this all ebbs and flows.
To M. Allred: You made an excellent point, and I agree with you. The President
isn't the source of all power, but for some reason this election, I have a
feeling that if Obama is elected, it will have an extremely differant influence
on this country like never before. I personally believe that the fault does fall
on all of us of where our country is, especially economically, not only do we
contribute to that, but elect the people to make those decisions, which makes it
our fault when they make the wrong one, we just need to get all of those people
out of office, we need new people, ordinary people, because from the ordinary do
the extraodinary come, and that is what will turn this country around.
Wow! There sure are a lot of deluded Bush-loving Republicans still out there!
Wake up! Obama is trying to rebuild American prestige in the world, not tear it
down. I think Republicans have one major trait in common -- they are afraid of
positive change of any kind. Instead, they want the US to be more isolationist,
xenophobic, and militaristic.
You have to remember that Americans were easily mesmerized by Bush as he
cunningly led this country into a fictitious war.
Um, er, ah, isn't it, um, hmm, ah, nice to have, um, a, eh, a presidential
candidate, that, um, er, eh-hem, can speak, er, ah, uhhhh, articulately?
A black guy named Obama commands a European audience with his grace and
respectful style.Dubya gets booed and jeered everywhere he goes.Are you hardcore far-righters paying attention?
I do not believe one man, Bush, is singly responsible for the Nations woes. Nor
do I believe, one man, Obama or McCain, can save us all. One president, 100
senators and 435 congressmen, 536 human beings who were voted into office by you
and I. Do not forget Supreme and State Court justices, and district judges who
make decisions.Entitlements, in part, push this Nation to chaos.
Those who believe they are owed are a catalyst to this Nations problems; as well
as: frivolous lawsuits, borrowing money beyond our means, divorce, moral
ineptitude etc. Our self-centered decisions, stacked on top of each other, bear
great weight against this Nation. What happened to self-responsibility and hard
work? I am amazed at how many people point to the president as the source of all
bad (it is easy to do, feels good and it removes conscience and
self-responsibility) and yet, with the other hand, point to a presumptive
president saying he will be the single source of good. Blame Bush, no, look at
your own individual actions. Obama or McCain the savior? No. Only we, as a
people, collectively, can change this nation.
Always a great way to control the masses and make them snap into line. -----> Look Shiny keys!
to Please: TOMMIE:Others may have given speeches is there, but there
are two things different, one those men were actually Presidents and had a
reason to go there, second, they weren't taking their money for compaigns, and
it is WRONG to allow people outside of this country to influence the election.
Obama may very well be the next president of this country, but I
honestly pray to God that he won't be. He will destroy the moral foundation of
this country; chrisianity will be pursued to the death by him, he will destroy
America, and plead with God that he will intervene in softening the hearts of
other Americans in this election, everyone looks at Obama for the wrong reasons,
he doesn't want to serve America, he wants to destroy it! He seems to think that
we are here to serve him and Congress, well guess what? He is there to serve us,
and better get that through his head!
HOWEVER I DON'T TRUST THE U.S. State Department "Acting Deputy" spokesman,
Gonzalo R. Gallegos, with my life and a nuke in Cuba's hands. The federal
government is too far removed from everyday contact with the people. They don't
know what's going on in the street and have no first hand knowledge of what's
happening in America. We need a strong federal government to protect our country
from foreign invaders, to maintain national law enforcement, to build our
interstate highways and all the many other things which can only be handled by a
central authority. There definitely needs to be federal law about
discrimination, uniformity of business practices, prosecution of interstate
crimes and the like. But the problem with Washington is that it has become a
monolithic juggernaut of self-serving, outdated, self-inflated men and women,
who lack the morality and the courage to stand against the crowd when the crowd
is wrong. Self-preservation has become the norm in D.C. and political
partisanship, right or wrong, has become the coin of the realm.DID
Obama address this on TV in Germany? "NOPE". - Wht not?.
Are you people all that backwards, like no president has ever given a speech in
a European country before.
Berliners were also captivated by Adolph Hitler's speeches. Just
because someone is a great orator, that does not mean they'll be a great leader.
Hitler seemed like he would become a great leader, but the people were fooled
by his speeches.Obama is a gifted orator, but just because he can
captivate a crowd does not mean he's the next best thing since sliced bread.
Obama is smart enough to know that no nation can exist on its own. Especially in
a a global economy.His understanding of how interdependent our world
is sets him head and shoulders above the old neocon ideology of isolationism.He will be a good, intelligent and compassionate leader who is already
beginning to heal the negative image the nasty neocon movement has place at the
feet of America.
Obama wants the world to get along with each other and people on here think he's
starting a one world government. Are you guys for real, afraid of your own
shadow!. McCain could have made the exact same speech and you all would be
saying he was awesome. Give it a break.
A 48-year old black guy named Obama who leans left is going to be the next
president of the United States - any fool can certainly see that.If
this is not to the liking of a culture that STILL believes in the antiquated
Mark of Cain thing, they can always move to Canada or Mexico.
Face it republican sheeple, Obama will be the next President of the United
States. He will lose in Utah but Utah is not relevant anyway. I look forward
to the Iraqi withdrawal and the economic recovery. To the republicans: Good
bye and don't come back.
These people were there because of two very popular rock bands, if it had been
just Obama, there would not have been as many people there. I do
have to give Obama credit, he is a master actor, when he has his script.Do not think that Rev Wright just happened to come and go without this
being planned, last we heard from him was an attack on Obama. So what happened
when Obama got tough and turned his back from Wright? Does anyone believe that
Wright is just going to stop wagging his tongue after Obama went after him? Enjoy your under $4.00 a gallon gas, cause when Obama is in office, he
wants it to be higher, which also means higher food prices. But on the other
hand, you will get free medical, just plan to wait in line for three hours or
three months or three years. Watch out for wolves in sheep's
There is something SERIOUSLY WRONG with having Europeans be able to contribute
to the American candidate they like. We are allowing foreign countries to have
an influence on how the election goes. Why is Obama in Europe, he isn't getting
elected by the Europeans. If Obama is elected, America will be very vulnerable
to attack, and that is something that scares me, a lot.
Enough of the fear tactics... we are crying, crying that we are paying over
$4.00 a gallon for gas, an economy that is in shambles, a war that is costing
billions of dollars a day, we are crying because the stock market is falling and
banks are closing. We listend to people like you when we elected GWB. How
can you scare people that are already scared sick by the current administration.
Obama should have felt right at home in middle of all these anti americans. This
guy is doing everything he can to show those who hate America that he is on
their side. This guy is the scariest thing that has ever happened to our
constitution. He is looking for a one world order, and wants to show that he
will be the king dog. Heaven help us!!
the greatest danger to our freedom is Obama and he Democrats.
This reminds me of the Kennedy/Nixon race. Kennedy was young,fresh and full of
hope. Nixon was brudish and boring. Obama went to Germany and told the truth
about what's going on in the world. Why is everyone so afraid of that. Even an
old Republican like myself can see that. Obama will be the next president, get
used to it.
I was proud to be an American, which has not happened often in the past 8 years,
by the way, with Bush and his regime, when I heard Obama speak. He will
definitely get my vote. I cringe to think of 4 more years of the same stuff if
Mc Cain and GOD FORBID Mitt were to be elected. Obama represents hope where Bush
and Mc Cain do not. To those who complain about Democrats and higher taxes just
where do you think the money for Iraq is coming from? How many Americans are
suffering because money goes there instead. Look at New Orleans...look at US
health care. WAKE UP PEOPLE TO SEE THE DANGEROUS POSITION BUSH AND HIS
REPUBLICAN CRONIES HAVE DONE TO THE USA...THE USA IS LAUGHED AT NOWADAYS!!! In
Europe, people have asked me how Americans could have been so STUPID to vote for
Bush twice. Can anyone give them an answer because I cannot
I may end up voting for Obama, but I certainly resent the guy at 6:11am who
suggested that McCain paid for everything and has done nothing. He has served
his country in war and in peace. He has ran for president twice and he says it
like it is as he sees it. I have stood in the Hanoi Hilton and seen the leg
irons that he wore. I live in a country that just this week had a press
conference cancelled because the host country was not allowing freedom of the
press. I say that becasue this conference was part of a Cindy McCain visit. It
warmed my heart that the party refused to participate in the conference unless
all press were allowed in. They were not and the Americans did not show up.
Great to hold to our guns American! All I hope for this election is that the new
President be a true American and continue to lead the world on important issues.
Obama is the biggest danger America has ever faced, mark my words. Heaven help
us if he becomes president.
Germany is no exception; people around the world want hope that life will be
better. Unfortunately, no candidate is willing to take the direction that will
end the wars and create a peaceful prosperous future without bondage, debt, and
stress. They don't know how to change.As long as the candidates
have the expectation that the goal in life is employment, they will spend money
we work to give them to create more jobs for us and our children. We are going
the wrong way; that is bondage and stress.Solutions to world
problems are found when we realize the goal in life is retirement in a garden
paradise we create. That solves world problems at the same time. It is easy,
quick, fair to all, and long lasting. Leviticus 26 is God's promise of rain in
due season for healthy crops, animals, and people.We must chose the
Divine-Way and God will raise up a candidate that will bring it to its fulness.
This is the only place we will find change we can really depend on. "Blessed is
he who comes in the name of the Lord."
Re: Thanks Obama - I can NOT love him because of his lack of experience, his
silk-tongue and his lack of actual plans to address issues. And, for the simple
fact that he's a Democrat and that the Democrat-led Congress has to do anything
of substance over the nearly two-years they've had control. So, you take an
ineffective Democrat-controlled Congress, and team them up with a Democrat
President, and what do you get - more futility.I'm certainly not a
fan of McCain either, but he is the lesser of two evils, and is a more
middle-of-the-road Republican, so perhaps he can somehow bring the two parties
together and get some things done.I remember all the promises the
Democrats made when they took control of Congress, and I see now how many of
those promises have gone unfilled and how little they've actually been able to
accomplish. What they have accomplished is driving our economy into the toilet
(that's right - Bush doesn't get all the credit for this).
To all you Obama Kool-Aid drinkers-Don't come crying to those of us that can see
thru his empty shirt when he takes us closer to the New World Order than GW did.
Don't come crying to us when your taxes go to 75%. Don't come crying to us
when you get Universal Health Care and you have to wait for 6 months or greater
to be seen only to be seen and no care actually given. Don't come crying to us
when the Constitution gets trample to depths not even dreamed of with GW. Keep
up your drinking of the Kool-Aid without any real in depth knowledge of the lack
of caracter in this guy and you will get exactly what you are hoping for, and
that is CHANGE, Change to total destruction of the USA.
Here's why 99.9999% of all American's are gonna VOTE for the McCain / Mitt
ticket in 2008SORRY OBAMAISM - Obama was channeling Ronald Reagan
today. Well, we knew Ronald Reagan, Senator Obama, and you're not in his
After reading how John McCain dumped his first wife and kids so that he could
chase after 20-something year old Cindy, I definately won't vote for the guy.I read an article online about how Nancy Reagan hates McCain for the way
that he cheated on his wife. He was in his 40s, and having an afair with Cindy
who was in her 20s. What a guy...
I agree with the person who thinks that Obama is better than sliced bread, cold
milk, and cookies. Obama IS the best thing to happen to the United States in a
LONG, LONG time. We desperately need his education, his insights, and his
appeal. We desperately need to restore our standing in the world. I'm so glad
to see Obama is doing something to make that happen. How can you NOT love him?
Breath of fresh air?! Tell me SPECIFICALLY what is so appealing about him.You
have no idea what he will do. And don't give me that drivel about "better than
Bush,get back our respect, blah,blah.blah!! What will Obama do about the
economy?RAISE TAXES, THAT"S IT!That is always the Dems answer.Gas prices? Obama
and his droids say"We need an alternate fuel".What alternate fuel? What will
replace over 50 million barrels of oil a day that the world uses?Obama will keep
saying that and all the while we pay over $4.00 a gallon for gas.Obama and the
Dems are in the tank with the Enviro-nazis.This is good news for them.And there
will be no landslide victory.The grown-ups will show up for this election.And
the Bradley affect will tell the story at the end of the day!
"Ich bein ein baklava."
It's so fun to see all the haters spewing their hatred for Obama, and making
their silly comments like "the few handfuls of Germans that came to see Obama"
when it was actually over 200,000 people. His incredible success must be
driving them absolutely crazy--and there's not a thing that they can do about
it--except complain. Come November, all those states outside of
Utah are simply going to raise up and save us from ourselves. It doesn't even
bother me that I live in Utah any more, I can still depend on those other U.S.
citizens. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!! YES, WE CAN!!!
Those still clinging to Neoconism are blind to the reality of liberal
internationalism - interdependence.Go back to the 50's where you came
from, Neocons!It's a new, progressive, liberal world - and it's beautiful
to behold!Kumbaya ...
What if we sent Obama to run for EU President? It sounds as if that is just
what he was doing! He could care less about America and it showed very plain as
he totally dis'd the wounded soldiers there. What a farce Obama is.
Go ahead and yawn. The enormous volume of cheers I heard when Obama spoke are
indicative of new hope in the human heart. You can yawn at that if you want to,
but I find your yawns unpersuasive. Now go take a nap and let the rest of us
move into the future.
It will be a landslide victory for Obama come november without one doubt. I
would think that intelligent people would take a page from his book and see why
he is so appealing in our country and abroad. Just reflect back voters and see
how far we have fallen in the last 8 years. Lost foreign respect, lost our
economy, and finally lost too many lives both here and abroad on an invasion
that we were lied about to begin with. What a breath of fresh air Obama is over
what we have now.
I personally don't want Germany to pick my leaders I don't think they have a
good track record, also I don't think Europes' approval should be that important
look at the mess that is over there
The few handfull of German people that was there at Obamaism's concert tour are
just curious to see The Messiah. That's why they're there. They are getting
drunk on beer and eating bratwurst watching the lights and cameras. The other
thousand's of people there was the American News Media folks. Obamaism's is out
there saying that poverty and racism in Somalia breeds the terrorists of the
future, which is an absolute lie. He's just dead wrong about it. But despite
that, where is Obama? Obama is in Germany. Germany is where, ladies and
gentlemen? It is in Europe, and we all need to be more like Europeans, right?
We need to stop embarrassing the Europeans. Every time I hear a Democrat start
talking about sacrifice, I know exactly what that means: increase taxes. And
he's talking about raising taxes all over the world now, tearing down imaginary
walls?. That is just tacky, trying to rip off Reagan here, and tear down all
these imaginary walls. Vote for McCain and Mitt in 2008Obamaism's done.He lost.
Obama wants to lead more than the United States. He wants to lead the
progessive NEW WORLD ORDER! He makes me sick.
To that uninformed individual that stated McCain has done nothing,and a rich
boy. You need to start researching and stop shooting from the hip. The first
thing McCain did was get beaten and humiliated by Communists in Vietnam!He has
served this country honorably in the Senate these past 18 years. Obama was busy
organizing ACORN meetings with people who loved it when McCain was tortured in
Vietnam!And now this same Obama is getting a free ride from the press in this
country.It is a sad day when haters of this country are worshipped by uninformed
or those who simply don't care "BORG MINDED" people here.
A politician stands in front of 300,00 cheering Germans in Berlin and captivates
the audience. The German press write that he wants to be "president of the
world."Is this 2008 or 1938?
I think Obama's speach is great but he is running for office in the wrong
country! He should run for chancellor of Germany. After all he wants to ban
guns, take away freedom of speech (fairness doctrine), redistribute wealth
through massive tax hikes, make us slaves of the state by impossible energy
dreams and global warming propositions. I think he resembles that dark haired
chacellor from the thirties in Germany. Hum, what was his name now.....?
i think this was an excellent first step in trying to rebuild relationships in a
part of the world where we have insulted and disrespected our former closest
allies. this is "the old europe" that the evil dicksaid was not needed as
we went on our rampage to grab the best oil patch in iraq. we called them
"freedom fries" because the french suggested we send in inspectors with a
mandate to inspect rather then troops, then if we found weapons invade. guess
what the french were right, no wmd. but we still act like the europeans were
insulting us, not the other way around, good to see that our relationships
will be vastly improved shortly after jan 20 09.
Obama looked very presidential, very statesmanlike. After 8 years of the Bush
administration, and Republican attitudes of "you're either with us or against
us", aggressiveness, beligerance, and fear tactics, it's refreshing to see an
American statesman who understands the concepts of cooperation and respect for
others. McCain will never attempt to give a speech like Obama just did. McCain
would come across as old, boring, out of touch, and more of the same Bush
policies, and would be lucky to get 200 to attend.
Let's see: Obama is loved in Germany, respected in the middle east... and we
should vote for a guy who said, "I don't understand economics" (yes, McCain did
say that... hmmmmmm).Obama in November.
You folks have to remember that the Germans were also mesmerized by Hitler. The
are easily persuaded by a charismatic speaker. I wouldn't trust who they support
given their history. Don't people investigate what Obama has done or should I
say hasn't done! His whole approach and the reaction by so many of his
supporters goes to show you that stupidity/ignorance is still the number one
uncurable disease. It looks like there is a contagious epidemic in Europe and it
has been spreading like wildfire here in the US. I sure hope people come to
their senses before this egotistical maniac who thinks he'll rule the world is
elected. Come on people wake up to reality.
McCain goes overseas because perception has it that one of his strong points is
foreign relations and the war on terror. He wants to attempt to weaken Obama by
traveling internationally and showing off his strong points. The
perception of Obama, a 1st term Senator, is that he is very weak on foreign
matters. So he is traveling internationally to strengthen this weakness. Come
Fall and the campaigns intensify Obama wants these international trips to
strengthen his weakness. Obama draws a crowd in Europe because he
is the democratic candidate. Bush (Republican) is in the White House--Europe
is more left leaning, it seems, and they do not like the war in Iraq, so it is
not a surprise that they favor Obama. Obama draws a huge crowd,
perhaps, because he is historic. The first black man to be a major nominated
candidate for president. He also presents well. For the many people who don't
bother to be well informed, don't read newspapers, don't think deeply about
society and history, these people can easily be won simply by presentation.
That is why Obama's gaffes, lapses in judgment, and poor policy proposals don't
matter to them. They like him because of presentation.
Not only did he bash his own country, he has cancelled his visitation to our
wounded soldiers in Germany.His arrogance to assume a presidential mantle points
to what kind of leader he is.With the Clinton machine out of his way, he has now
assumed the "entitlement" that Hillary once possessed. Those of you that are his
ardent supporters,be advised that without a sript or prompt in front of him, he
is indeed an empty suit. He did nothing in that "speech" yesterday than to
plagiarize JFK & Reagan.And not to forget, how about that opening racial remark
he made? He is picking up where Bill Clinton left off.So there were 200,000
supporting fans with him at the Brandengurg Gate? Hmm, reminds me of another
time in history where that scene played out to another crowd of "hopefuls".
Barack Obama is so popular because he represents hope for the world, something
Republicans have destroyed.
Way to go Obama!Cut through all the ideological BS Neocons have been
shelling out to the world and get to the heart of the matter -Interdependence.
I didn't know that the German people could vote for Obama. Wow! Our elections
must be held in many places of the world, that I didn't know about. Seems our
servicemen overseas can't vote, but now Obama is trying to garner European
votes. Who knew, our servicemen and women aren't afforded the same opportunities
to vote in our elections as the Europeans. McCain was down South America way
trying to increase his election numbers. I was unaware we had world-wide
elections. Makes me wonder.
Terrorism exists? 12:37 - Your understanding of the Democrats beliefs on
terrorism is wrong. They understand that it exists and they are serious about
bringing an end to it. That's why they support finishing the job in Afghanistan
where the leader of terrorism is still hiding out now some 7 years after he
masterminded an attack on America.Anonymous 12:47 If you read the
full text of Obama's speech you will find that he didn't criticize America, he
simply acknowledged that there are some misperceptions on both sides of the
Atlantic and that we need each other if we are going to stop terrorism because
no nation, regardless of how strong they are, can do it alone. Many of the
major arrests of terrorists in the past several years have come from
intelligence gathered by the police and national security forces in European
What is with this false notion that the USA is the motherland of all torture?
I'm so sick of Democrats feeding this nonsense to the rest of the world. The
USA has actually been quite restrained on the War on Terror. It's a shame to
see Obama propagating this lie even further to the Europeans. Did anyone notice
how no one clapped when Obama discussed how the rest of the free world needs to
help fight against terrorism, yet everyone what crazy with applause when he
indirectly bashed America for being the Evil Empire of Torture?
Obama goes overseas and is a hit. And bloggers complain?? Seriously, folks,
can Bush lead? Obama is the best thing since sliced bread!! We might even get
the world to appreciate us in the future, listen to us, help us, etc. Obama is
better than cold milk and cookies.He looked presidential and acted
presidential because he is presidential material. The only thing McCain could
do overseas is sing, "bomb, bomb, bomb Iran." We are very fortunate
to have Obama at this very critical juncture of our nation's history. He will
choose a very intelligent and experienced vp. Just wait.McCain? He
will choose a mid aged white guy who makes McCain look good and elderly: that
is the man's only hope. Obama, send him to the Olympics and upstage
Nouthing worse than a doubter that knows nothing to start withQuite clear
the old way was not the way to goGetting the World together is the way to
goIf Obama is the World President?So Be IT!He is showing
McCain, and doing a great jobObama is very well educated, McCain is just a
rich boy on the blockPaid for everything and did nothing in his life
Isn't it nice to see an American leader who is respected in the rest of the
I have to agree with some of the things "Annonymous" 12:46 wrote. I saw the
speech live over here in Germany and there was a huge response. I wouldn't go as
far as to say that Obama criticized the government--at least not in a malicious
way. He (or his advisors) seem to be well aware of the attitudes that exist here
in Germany and the rest of Europe and he was simply addressing those. While I
really don't know whether Obama will get my vote or not, I must say that whoever
becomes president needs to have better foreign relations. I'm not sure it was a
good move for Obama to have come to Berlin or not, but the response was so
massive that it could possibly have an effect on the election if McCain doesn't
attempt something similar now. I could be wrong...I guess it depends, too, on
how much US media coverage there was of the event and how much weight voters
place on the ability of the candidates in foreign relations.
It doesn't say much for the international audience that it can be captivated by
political platitudes such as "This is our time," or "This is our day to make a
difference," or "we need change," which were used repeatedly throughout this
speech. No explanations were offered, no definition of change given nor
apparently demanded by the crowd, just a lot of generalized feel-good statements
to enthrall the lazy masses. Unfortunately the world is getting exactly what it
demands of its leaders: shallow platitudes, telegenic bearing, and promises no
logical person could possibly expect will be kept.
Obama was cheered by 300,000+ people, Bush would be jeered by 300,000+ people.
It ain't just a spelling error...
Obama had a great chance to visit injured troops but he said it wasn't right
during a campaign stop. What was this all about? Didn't he visit the troops in
Iraq and Afghanistan during his big photo-op? Why not visit the troops in
Germany? How come these and other questions aren't being asked by the media?
How come you Obama Kool-Aid drinkers aren't asking the same questions?
I heard Obama's speech. It was centered around America supporting Berlin in 1948
with the air lift. I didn't hear this criticism of America. I think
Germans where impressed hearing a potential president who could speak English.
After, Bush, Obama seems every articulate.
"Maybe we can have some peace now" I wasn't aware that there was a lack of
peace in Germany. I am glad to see Obama rally these nations in favor of
fighting despotism and terroist because until now we have seen little help from
our Western Europe allies. However, not great to go abroad and criticize your
own government and President, whose father was instrumental in bringing down
that Berlin wall. This is all propaganda. Senator Obama has yet to prove
himself a capable leader.
From Spiegle, a German magazine:"Anyone who saw Barack Obama at
Berlin's Siegessule on Thursday could recognize that this man will become the
44th president of the United States. He is more than ambitious -- he wants to
lay claim to become the president of the world."
I thought that Democrats didn't believe that terrorism existed, nor that it was
a threat to our way of living?