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Originally posted by Seeker Mom
maybe this trip was interesting to the people in the nations he visited, but back here in the US the average person frankly doesn't give a rip.
Originally posted by Seeker Mom
People I speak to personally are overwhelmingly sick and tired of seeing him on tv and hearing his name. They just want this election to be over with and if he must be made king so be it, just shut up talking about it. I have been thrilled to learn that I am not the only one suffering from major Obama fatigue. So, to answer your question, maybe this trip was interesting to the people in the nations he visited, but back here in the US the average person frankly doesn't give a rip.
He, frankly, shined.
"I wouldn't even be surprised if that in some polls you saw a little bit of a dip as a consequence," Obama said, just over three months before the election.
"We've been out of the country for a week. People are worried about gas prices, they're worried about home foreclosures," he explained.
"Once you are responsible then you are going to make some people unhappy, and that is just the nature of politics."
Originally posted by GD
Did the trip help or hurt Obama? A simple question, which should inspire some good conversation. The trip to Isreal made him look uncomfortable, the trip to Germany was another Barack Star event. Newshounds will judge him on the merits of the whole trip. So newshounds, how did he do?
Originally posted by justamomma
I just CAN'T for the life of me figure out why someone who is RUNNING for the office of presidency here in America would be over in another country trying to represent this country as though he were ALREADY president.
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
Did you listen to anything he said while he was over there?
Look at Berlin, where the determination of a people met the generosity of the Marshall Plan and created a German miracle; where a victory over tyranny gave rise to NATO, the greatest alliance ever formed to defend our common security.
But that very closeness has given rise to new dangers - dangers that cannot be contained within the borders of a country or by the distance of an ocean.
The terrorists of September 11th plotted in Hamburg and trained in Kandahar and Karachi before killing thousands from all over the globe on American soil.
As we speak, cars in Boston and factories in Beijing are melting the ice caps in the Arctic, shrinking coastlines in the Atlantic, and bringing drought to farms from Kansas to Kenya.
Poorly secured nuclear material in the former Soviet Union, or secrets from a scientist in Pakistan could help build a bomb that detonates in Paris. The poppies in Afghanistan become the heroin in Berlin. The poverty and violence in Somalia breeds the terror of tomorrow. The genocide in Darfur shames the conscience of us all.
In this new world, such dangerous currents have swept along faster than our efforts to contain them. That is why we cannot afford to be divided. No one nation, no matter how large or powerful, can defeat such challenges alone. None of us can deny these threats, or escape responsibility in meeting them.
That is why the greatest danger of all is to allow new walls to divide us from one another.
Originally posted by intrepid
This thread is about Obama, not McCain.