I am going to Hubbard this weekend, and they will certainly ask me what I think about Obama's latest speech in Egypt. Here are some thoughts. Please comment on this posting by giving me your insights as well.
I believe Obama thinks that he has won the American election and is now campaigning for the President of the World. If there was such an election he probably would win…….but there isn’t.
Remember David Axelrod, who is his handler, specializes in winning Urban Mayor elections with Black Candidates. That is how Obama won the Presidency. Look at the electoral map of Blue States. Our country is divided politically between Urban and Non-urban areas.
What Obama will discover is there is no such office as President of the World. In fact most of the countries that are important to our foreign affairs don’t even have real elections, e.g. Russia, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Egypt, China, N. Korea, etc. In the countries that have real elections, Obama will not be able to get on the ballot.
So his hope is to influence the World through a constant Public Relations campaign in which he straddles every world issue gaining popularity as he goes. He learned this at the Harvard Law School.
Meanwhile he will try to use his popularity to create a World Bank and a Global Warming initiative using the UN and other World organizations. Any degree of success here will make his backers jillions of $$$$.
His popularity in the US is high while the popularity of his issues is "not so good" (abortion, Gitmo, deficit spending, bailouts, socialism). Since most world leaders will see Obama as a threat because of his straddles (playing to both sides), his influence will be minimized to really sway the opinion and action of these world leaders.
In my opinion the bottom line is that the U. S. will have less influence in the world because world leaders respond to power and threats not straddles and persuasion. They act in their own self interest. Also, they will see Obama’s policies failing in the US. The end result will be an articulate Jimmy Carter leaving us another huge hole that we must dig out of.....again. To make matters much worse this time, we will have a huge increase in nuclear threats from bad guys throughout the world (Iran, N. Korea, terroists).
Interesting, that Obama has straddled everyone in the world with the exception of Al Qaeda, Bush, Limbaugh, and Cheney. He will always demonize all opposition.
Think about it and give me your comments,