Vote Obama: A Celebrity President the World Will Adore
Ok, let's just get this over with: I am voting for Barack Obama. The reason is quite simple. I want a celebrity president that the world adores. Forget about policy. I yearn for the day when people stop me on the streets of foreign capitals and say, "Hey, you're from that shining city on the hill aren't you? Would you like to marry my daughter?"
For the past few years when I am traveling abroad and I forget to lie and say "I am Canadian," I get that disquieting look of reproach, followed by an awkward break in the conversation; as if I told them that I have come for their first born or I do credit checks for a mortgage company.
Obama can change that. While he may very well be lacking in substance, he has that smile, that style, that pop-ish persona that can only boost our image overseas. And what's wrong with that? If the naysayers are right, and we are headed for a socialist state under King Barack, then our businesses are going to need all the help they can get when committing acts of commerce abroad.
Now some of you who have read this far might say that I am being anti-American or that I am selling this great country short. I can see the comments now: "You moron! That is just nonsense! America is the greatest country on earth! Everyone wants to come here!"
While I am not in the habit of pinching total strangers, might I suggest that yes, you are dreaming. The reason people want to come to America is not necessarily because America is such a great country, but because their own country more than likely sucks.