Barack Obama returned to Berlin today, almost five years to the day from when he delivered his famous "Victory Column" speech that cemented his
reputation as an international rockstar. Unfortunately, his reception this time was a lot different.
An estimated 200,000 people turned out in July 2008 to see then Candidate Obama deliver an address in front of one of Germany's most notable
landmarks. Today Obama spoke in front only about 5,000-6,000 spectators, all of them invited guests.
thats because alot of them at the time thought they were going to a concert. a handfull of songs where played and then obama took stage, the crowd
wasn't alowed to leave once obama took stage if i remember right.
Originally posted by KaelemJames
Still, 5000 too much.
In 2008, 200,000 people? I will never understand why any politician would get such a large crowd.
because he is black and naively people thought he would bring major change to America because of the success he's had at becoming the first black
president. Sadly he's done fek all. And looks like he could drag us into ww3.
The Germans also must of seen the map of world NSA surveillance and saw they were the most watched in Europe! In 2008 yes there was a full concert
with a number of bands which would count for the high numbers. Hate to see how much his 2016 farewell speech will bring!
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