Thursday, October 23, 2008

Media Coverage of Obama Versus McCain Presidential Campaigns

Media Coverage of Obama Versus McCain Presidential Campaigns

Senator Obama inspires and motivates the electorate. He has portrayed a cool and calm demeanor during these campaigns. He has tried hard to stay above the fray.

Senator Obama inspires the best of us in this diverse nation and world. It is, as if, he keeps saying keep your chin up… even in the midst of all the challenges that we face and may still face … BUT …

Senator McCain and Governor Palin conversely, have resorted to labeling their opponent, castigating him in tone and language of which the public has repudiated.

The Republicans seem to excel in dirty tricks driven campaigns of the Lee Atwater and Karl Rove types.

The Republicans cannot run on the issues… they appear clearly bereft of ideas. They know that if they run on the issues of national importance, the Republicans will lose hands-down. Think of the two wars that are not going well in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Think of the American economy in a meltdown mode, despite the bailout.

Think of the bungling in the government reaction to the hardship/suffering wrought upon American citizens in the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina.

Every where one looks, one finds policy failure stacked higher than the World Trade Center! All of these are occurring during Republicans’ watch or reign.

So, the Republicans knowing that they cannot win on the issues, the Republicans therefore, have resorted unfortunately, to very corrosive and toxic campaign methods. They have recycled non-issues against their opponent. The Republicans have regurgitated old garbage against their opponents to no effect.

The public have in effected rejected and repudiated the Republicans… based on the horrible adverse effect Republicans’ 8 years in the White House have had on all of us. They have committed havoc and they are unable to effectively deceive the public any longer

The Republicans are unable to put a lipstick and perfume on their dirty pig! It is their pig and it is pungent… more pungent than rotten eggs!

Most sincerely,

Paul I. Adujie
New York, United States

Senator Obama Has A Very Robust World View

Senator Obama Has A Very Robust World View

And I strongly believe that this is a consequence of his expose to wide ranging diverse and multifarious culture. Hawai, Indonesia, New York, Chicago etc

He is broad-minded and possesses a limitless horizon regarding the many things which bind the human race... as opposed to the us versus them mantra of some of our so-called leaders.

The world essentially holds America in awe. President Obama is the sorts of president who would speak softly despite having a big stick or having the American armament or military wherewithal to conquer all enemies.

It does America a lot of good to have strength... economic, military and strategic... without behaving as a bully in the world arena. Most people can smell arrogance and unilateralism from 10,000 miles!

America in a President Obama administration will foster world peace, unity and development. President Obama, in view will eschew the arrogance of power as seen under President Bush.

Unbridled use of military force should be seen for what it is... bullying! War mongers should not have unfettered opportunities or stranglehold of American foreign policy.

The world will respect America more... when America stops cuddling dictators such as President Musharaf of Pakistan... as he was. America has managed in the past to be strange-bedfellows with autocrats and dictators.

America's foreign policy will be better served if America jettison and expunge policies that are informed by short term expediencies.

America will do well under President Obama because he has a robust and very vibrant understanding of the world and how the world view America.

A President Obama will represent an American foreign policy which would redeem America in the eyes of the entire world. The world actually waits for America’s leadership. The world is at awe with America. The world only gets disappointed when America acts badly.

I have always and still hold the view that winning hearts and minds worldwide is easier and painless through education and cultural exchange.

The world love everything America and everything American, except of course, some American policies espoused by some American “leaders” such as President Bush with his wrong-headed policies. An instance is the Iraq invasion and occupation which was fueled by go-it-alone unilateralism.

America is at her best when the focus is on science, technology and the arts… Yes, the arts!

American music, American movies and American arts generally, have done more to sway the world in favor of American ideals… much more than any atomic, nuclear or chemical weapons!

American Jazz… Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Coltrane… Dave Brubeck, Miles Davis etc endears America to me whereas no cluster bombs or bunker-bursting bomber could intimidate me to respect the USA the way American arts, ingenuity, creativity and talents have.

• I am a New Yorker, growing in Nigeria, every good thing that I admired about America, I learned from Sesame Street created by Jim Henson. Every American that I have interacted with is fair-minded and would not run a foreign policy such as the Bush White House; especially, if the average American has all the facts. And understands the adverse impact on the world

I have said to say this: Education, the arts etc are more powerful than any precision bomb, cluster-bombs or bunker-buster bomb that is yet to be made! For America to “Winning the hearts and minds” America has to demonstrate the worthiness of America’s systems of government and way of life through educations, just as American music and movies has influenced a great many persons in diverse populations worldwide.

Any Nigerian who had contact with the American Peace Corps Volunteers 40 years ago, still have fond memories of the particular American Peace Corp Volunteer and America itself. Nigerians had indelible and favorable memories the American Peace Corps. Those were the gold old days of inspiring American ideals, unlike these days of hegemonic war exports!

If I was president of the United States, acting with the US Congress, I would give more money to the Education Department than the Defense Department. Education “wins hearts and minds” permanently. Education makes superior arguments for America than any precision guided missile or arsenals. No US Armada has swayed my mind the way American Jazz or Sesame Street has!

Most sincerely,
Paul I. Adujie
New York, United States

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Senator John McCain is an opportunist without core beliefs

Believing anything John McCain and the Republicans say now... after their eight years of blunders ... requires that we all disregard our collective experience and common sense!

I am almost certain that John McCain and his cohorts cannot spin-doctor their way out of the huge mess thrust upon Americans during the preceding eight years of the President Bush administration... supported avidly by Senator McCain.

The President Bush administration (the Republicans), have forgotten a basic principle cause and effect.

The Bush administration and the Republicans have lectured us with preachments of minimum government... also known as deregulation...

The economic crisis which is upon us is a consequence of such environment that has aversion for rules and regulations! Why are we surprised at the resulting tumult?

We now have Senator McCain hijacking "change" as his new mantra? Just as he frequently repeat his new song about the greed on Wall Street (which is why the rest of us clamored and still demand rules and regulations)!

John McCain has become the master manipulator and an unapologetic opportunist!

I now wonder whether John McCain has any core beliefs... He is too fleeting... and I guess that is the new meaning of being a Maverick?