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Curious, isn't it, that Americans, so many of whom think governments should stay out of their hair, should spend so much time, energy and money electing them.
Well, we'll find out tomorrow if Barack Obama is such a shoo-in as public opinion polls and election wizards have been telling us. But I don't know whether whatever happens will make much difference to our relationship with that country, still great despite its failings.
Canadians tend to support Democrats rather than Republicans, since that party, symbolized by a jackass, is the closest thing to Canadian Tories with the reddest necks. The other party, with an elephant as its symbol, is regarded as too ready to roll over on us and hurt more than our feelings.
Obama, though, is suspect among a lot of Republicans, not just because of his racial heritage but because he's a "Marxist socialist" who's associated with the wrong people, including his grandmother, who are "anti-American radicals."
According to Paul Cellucci, the former Republican governor who was once U.S. ambassador to our country, Canadians, too, should be wary if Obama makes it to the White House. Cellucci says we should remember Obama's remarks in Ohio about renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement.
If Obama gets in, and as many Democrats are elected to Congress as polls suggest, Canada is going to have to deal with "one-party government" in Washington, Cellucci declared. Our multi-party government in a minority parliament won't stand a chance.
I've noticed that Canadians are not the only people who put more faith in Obama than John McCain. People in other lands, even China, are rooting for him. Some bearded guy in pyjamas reputed to speak for al-Qaeda called on God to "humiliate Bush and his party ... degrade and defy him."
Originally posted by Waldy
reply to post by Alxandro
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