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Obama's Overseas Tour. by tucsonmike on 22 July 2008 2:56am
I posted this on my blog, but I will ask here. What do you folks really think of it?
Re: Obama's Overseas Tour. by johnnythemonkey on 22 July 2008 9:42am
I think he's topping up his sun tan to convince black voters he's really one of them. :)
Re: Obama's Overseas Tour. by kazzzz on 22 July 2008 12:14pm
To be perfectly honest Mike, I couldn't care less! I'm sick to death of hearing about him on the news. I'm sure he's a nice guy and all and would make a good leader, he seems very driven and ethusiastic, but I'm kinda over it.
Re: Obama's Overseas Tour. by bIG bLOGGER on 22 July 2008 5:11pm
Kazzzz,baby,It ain't over till it's over..(viz:-November 2008:Obama Versus McCain; my dollar is on Obama,sorry.)At least good ol' Obammy has VENTURED overseas!..George W.Bush Jnr.(and Elvis) weren't even sure where 'overseas' was!!
Re: Obama's Overseas Tour. by Palin_Lover on 23 July 2008 12:07am
Hahaha, JTM!! Good one!!
Re: Obama's Overseas Tour. by tucsonmike on 23 July 2008 7:32pm
I could not figure out why McCain was so hot. What does he care about Obama being out of the country? It is not American voters being spoken to.
My mother thinks McCain is going to win in a massacre.
Big Blogger, last night there was a McCain gaffe. In a talk he said Iraq is next to Pakistan.
HE should know better!
Re: Obama's Overseas Tour. by geordiegirl on 24 July 2008 7:24pm
Oops - Iran next to Pakistan. Sort of mistake I would make, but then I'm not running for anything...just a casual slip, I'm sure, they're in the ferocious heat of the election kitchen at the moment (parden mixed metaphors) all right.

Obama's visit to London is exciting huge interest, among Americans and Brita alike. Big crowds expected to be around him, esp. when he has his photo taken at the gates of Downing Street(neither candidate is to appear with Gordon, he wants to be seen to be impartial). They are both due to also meet David Cameron, the leader of the Opposition. I think this is all standard form & I wish them well.

I'll look for the newspaper reports of Obama's visit - it'll be well covered.
Re: Obama's Overseas Tour. by sighthound on 25 July 2008 4:24am
Good speech he gave today in Berlin.
Re: Obama's Overseas Tour. by tucsonmike on 25 July 2008 2:34pm
Senator Obama gave the speech. The BBC thinks he was doing this to "look" more presidential than Senator McCain.
That is already looking easier. No matter what McCain does, he comes over as the cranky old man. He is right though. The press barely pays him any attention.
One of the networks was broadcasting one of McCain's Town Hall meetings and broke coverage to cover the rescue of a bear cub. (It was somewhere in California. Rather unbearable, I should say).
The BBC went over some of the Vice Presidential possibilities for McCain. The only way with no major drawbacks for him has already said no.
See next post, who can do the job.
Re: Obama's Overseas Tour. by mrsthing on 26 July 2008 9:51am
Kazzzz, many Americans--including me, and I'm only 50--still remember when black people had to use separate public bathrooms and water fountains. The civil rights movement of the 1960s is part of my childhood. We've come a long way, but racism is still alive and well in the US. The idea of a black man becoming president angers some people and gives hope to others. But there aren't many people who are neutral about Obama, whether it's because he's black or for some other reason.
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