Today Venezuela's feisty President Hugo Chavez said if he were an American he'd vote for Obama (see link below). Odd, to say the least.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is behind a Romney presidency.
Question: Do endorsements like this help or hurt the candidates?
What other public figures would you like to see come out in support of your preferred candidate?
What public figures would you hope would NOT endorse your candidate?
Silly or serious -- interpret as you will.
http://news.yahoo.com/hugo-chavez-says- … 12142.html
In terms of translating into votes, I don't think they matter.
I do find it interesting though.
Not sure why you are surprised by Chaves' choice he is a leftist after all so he would probably choose the candidate further to the left, ones I would like to see are the IMF president, the OECD president and the president of the UN. I suspect that they would endorse Obama anyway, the IMF has already made it clear that they consider the current administrations economic plan better.
Still those are the ones that should count for something.
In the flight of fantasy section I would love to see founding father Thomas Paine come back and give the Tea Party a good slapping while yelling about the fact that he disliked Christianity, wanted a high minimum wage and believed in redistribution, then endorse Obama, that would be hilarious.
IMF endorsement came back in 2008. This years assessment was neutral to cold. Statements like "In the United States, the deficit in 2012 is expected to decline by 1½ percent" Is interesting since we have seen the debt go over $16 trillion. Then later they discuss how the US is at the top accumulating debt.
http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/fm/ … fm1201.pdf
Actually I was referring to the recent report where they recommended the US focus on raising taxation to control debt if that was necessary and to not cut spending or it would suffer another recession.
I will probably vote for Gary Johnson as he says he will go up against the Federal Reserve.
That is my hope anyway. Most of the rest are backed by the international banksters who have to be brought back under control. We need to follow the Constitution and the two main parties are bought out by the banks.
I don't think endorsements from other country's leaders matter much. I thought it was odd that George Bush was not invited to the R convention, and will be away on Election Day. Most prominent Republicans are hiding, as they are embarrassed by the tea party, and realize those people are crazy. We don't have a liberal party in the U.S., Obama is Center at best.
"I hereby accuse the North American empire of being the biggest menace to our planet."
I take it Chavez has revised his opinion of the US under Obama.
It appears that Russia's Putin also favors Obama over Romney.
He grew up during the bad old days when the US was aiding in the methodical extermination of Socialists and Communists in Bolivia and South America at large, he will have had friends and or family killed and it made a lot of people bitter including him obviously.
You don't really have to like the US endorse one politician as better than another. Still at least he doesn't refer to Obama as the literal devil like with Bush.
Romney's worst endorsements: Ted Nugent, Rush, the Donald
Obama's worst endorsements: Bill Maher, Madonna, Hugo Chavez
Obama's best endorsement: Mighty Mom
Romney's best endorsement: Me!
That made me spew bran flakes out my nose!
Thanks for making my day start with laughter.
The best medicine!
Oh, habee....are you my twin? Were we separated at birth?
Contrary to Habee (she doesn't seem to understand too much politics, we will forgive her), their "worst" endorsements fit each candidate very well. I don't see in what way Chavez's endorsement will damage him since most people who will vote for Obama are for governmental help in people's hardships.
You deserve a right spanking for being such a naughty wench!
Greek One wrote:
http://images.sodahead.com/polls/003152 … large.jpeg
Now That Is A Low Blow!
It brings laughter in a time BO (the Pres. dog),
Is learning to play the fiddle so he
can fiddle as America aka the "Obamanation"
Burns and the crafty militias prepare to engage
what may very well create a north and south nation.
The 8 years of Clinton, the 8 years
of Bush now add this short administration of an
elected CEO, often referred to as a leader, that
actually works for the tax payers/voters,
scares the crap out of me and I'm fearless!
I am non partisan, never voted a straight ticket in
any election and will vote against every incumbent
in this election, hope to see a congress and house
changed that will do more than pay themselves.
So far the president has been accused of being a
puppet and following a hidden agenda,
(photo courtesy of Google)
turns out the culprit is BO! A space alien who took the
form of the New Presidential Dog that drags the president
to the golf course to chase balls keeping the president from
being able to attend his morning briefings. and other things,
like chasing basket balls, I have to say the dog "BO" will charge
left, right, or center for a "Scooby Snack" and causing an image of
the president at more golf and basket ball playing than tending to
the issues of the board of directors that is the largest board in the
world, registered and voting. The board of directors need to be changed
to those who could still see and read and write to their Representatives
and Senators urging them to work with the man toward a goal of repair,
that helps the USA before any Billions of dollar super packs gathered from
our seriously, precarious state of financial bust of a catastrophic denial of
other countries refusing to accept our currency to settle our debts.
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