29 July 2008

Obama's European Change/Hope Tour

By now virtually every political voice in the blogosphere has weighed in on Barack Obama's overseas Change/Hope tour, so I'm a bit hesitant to opine with an opinion that mirrors millions. Besides, if I skip that story I'm left with more time to blog about issues like hot dog danger.

The fact is that my opinion has already been summarized in an OP-ED by Robert A. George over at Booker Rising.

Sen. Obama speaking before 200,000 Germans is quite impressive - if he is running for president of the United Nations. However, he is not. He is running for president of the United States. Not a good image if he wants to counter the claim that he won't fight for American interests, even if Europeans or whomever don't like it. [Is] he gonna fight for me, or is he more concerned about Hans Weitzer's opinion over in Berlin?

Barack Obama's ego has no limit and the frightening hum a Euro-adoration seems to have inspired it to greater heights. The man who would post campaign posters on a Jewish holy site and then complain about a lack of reverence from the gathered crowd is beginning to believe the messianic language of his followers. The reality of the American condition and circumstance abroad have taken a back seat to the cult of personality. Proceed at your own peril.


  1. Nikki said...

    Khaki, I am glad you opined about this! I think the more we can pile on this arrogant POLITICIAN the better...and I agree with everything you said...:)N

  2. Khaki Elephant said...

    Arrogant? Obama? The guy with the Pepsi marketing symbol?

  3. GrEaT sAtAn'S gIrLfRiEnD said...

    While 200K plus Deutschers dug the charisma - it is also only fair to note that when O reminded Germans they should do what they do best in dark, scary parts of the world where tiny baby democrazies are in danger of getting their tiny baby heads choked plumb off, the Germans were uncool about reduxing ye olde blitz - even as signatories on agreements and treaties signed in good faith.

    Like NATO.

  4. Khaki Elephant said...

    Perhaps the Germans are too busy keeping an eye on Poland