While facing a tough election of his own Hugo Chavez endorsed Barack Obama. "I hope this doesn't harm Obama, but if I was from the United States, I'd vote for Obama," said Chavez. "Obama is a good guy ... I think that if Obama was from Barlovento or some Caracas neighborhood, he'd vote for Chavez,"
Hell Obama would probably vote for him anyway even if he was born in Hawaii or Kenya or wherever. More.
Obama is so much the international politician that the Iranian Fars News Agency reported he had been beaten by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in a Gallup poll taken in rural America. It was an Onion hoax but Fars swallowed it hook, line, and sinker.
CHARLESTON, WV—According to the results of a Gallup poll released Monday, the overwhelming majority of rural white Americans said they would rather vote for Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad than U.S. president Barack Obama. “I like him better,” said West Virginia resident Dale Swiderski, who, along with 77 percent of rural Caucasian voters, confirmed he would much rather go to a baseball game or have a beer with Ahmadinejad, a man who has repeatedly denied the Holocaust and has had numerous political prisoners executed, than spend time with Obama. “He takes national defense seriously, and he’d never let some gay protesters tell him how to run his country like Obama does.” According to the same Gallup poll, 60 percent of rural whites said they at least respected that Ahmadinejad doesn't try to hide the fact that he’s Muslim.
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