Comments on: Colombians keen to vote for Obama, or bet on him http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/10/24/colombians-keen-to-vote-for-obama-or-bet-on-him/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Miguel Zamorano http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/10/24/colombians-keen-to-vote-for-obama-or-bet-on-him/comment-page-1/#comment-384096 Sun, 02 Nov 2008 12:51:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/?p=12894#comment-384096 Since Obama is against the U.S. / Colombia Free Trade Agreement, which would effectively derail the hugely successful Plan Colombia, one thinks why on earth would any Colombian support Obama? Since this article focuses on a mostly black Colombian town, would race have anything to do with it?

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By: TheTruthIs... http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/10/24/colombians-keen-to-vote-for-obama-or-bet-on-him/comment-page-1/#comment-382996 Sun, 26 Oct 2008 06:02:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/?p=12894#comment-382996 Colombia or whatever: the big problem the American people have to overcome is color prejudice.

It is an ugly, devisive and totally illogical Achilles heal, but it still haunts the trail like a spectre of doom and puts fear into Obama and his supporter’s hearts.

Who knows what the madness of prejudice will do to the voting on E day? Let’s hope that the American voters vote with their hearts and minds and do not do their worst by voting for more of the same.

To vote in as president an elderly man and an quasi-incompetent novice would set off a political death knel for the US.

The fat lady would be singing loud and clear and America will have to kiss goodbye to any claims to be the world’s only superpower. Game over if McCain gets in.

Her international standing will plummet further and America will embark on an even greater farago of botched policies and economic degradation leading to greatly reduced world influence and financial ruin for many US companies.

At least that is my honest opinion of what color prejudice could end up doing.

Be careful, American people, for what you wish for – you may bitterly regret not voting for Obama, who happens to have a slightly deeper tan that you do.

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