Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Yes, we can! Ladies and Gentlemen: the new President of the USA!

28 comments:

helmylin2 said...

Hi Cláudia,

I gave up my American citizenship 18 years ago but if I was still an American I would definately vote for Barack Obama. I think and hope he is what the world needs. A young man with principles.

Cláudia said...

Helmy, I have to say that I have always been very skeptical about politicians in general. But I Also have to confess that Obama is like fresh air. Anyway, if the alternative is McCain, then I wouldn't think about it more than 20 seconds. :-)

helmylin2 said...

Hi CLáudia,

Give it ten seconds his running mate is scary. Just imagine her in the position to push the red button. After all killing seal pups is fun. I think that says it all.

Cláudia said...

Now it's my turn:

Amen! :-)

Anonymous said...

That's what we thought about Tony Blair and Nu Labour and look what we got.

Cláudia said...

Well, anon, can't possibly be worse than the last 8 years. Having a president with more than one brain cell would already be an improvement.
Let's say that if I was forced to choose between McCain and Paris Hilton, I would probably hesitate. :-)

Outono said...

Oh,Yes! If I was from USA I will vote B.O.!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Good luck , Barack Obama and Your´s Grand Mother R.I.P.

Cláudia said...

Well said, Outono.
xxxx

Anonymous said...

Go Obama! Yeah Obama!

helmylin2 said...

Hi Cláudia,

Yes, we have a new beginning. The new American President is Barack Obama.

The man has a very hard road ahead of him. I sincerely hope he can undo the wrong that has been done over the past years.

He looks to be a family man. He seems to adore his wife and children. That is always a good start.

Cláudia said...

Anon, :-)))))

Cláudia said...

Helmylin2, may this be. in fact, a new beginning. At least there is hope.
xxxx

helmylin2 said...

Hi Cláudia,

Yes, now there is hope. If we could only get rid of our government there would be more hope. Yes, I vote so I can complain. When we got this lot it sure didn't do what it said on the package.

Cláudia said...

Hi, Helmylin2.
It rarely does! :-)
Hope, Helmy. Hope. :-)

Outono said...

I sleep with the radio swithc on....I wake up early,very early with the big new.

A hard work now.ALL THE BEST,B.O. and to ALL THE WORLD.


The Republicans ask to the one brain cell not appear during all this time.......

Gordon Bennett said...

Appearances can be deceiving...

Bill Clinton looked to be a family man, he also seemed to adore Hilary and Chelsea, but then... along came Monica.

btw.. have you noticed Paris Hiltons feet? they are enormous!

Pericles Pinto said...

Did any of you heard any of the candidates making comments about ending the Guantanamo disgraceful imprisonments with no accusation needed?

Cláudia said...

Outono, I went to sleep at around 5 am to see history being done in front of my eyes. One year ago I would never think it would be possible for me to see someone as Barack Obama as President of the USA before I reached 30. :-)

Cláudia said...

Gordon Bennet, I don't give a damn about politicians' private lifes. Monica was a problem between Mr amd Mrs Clinton. She didn't seem to mind. She's still married, isn't she? I know that in some countries that has some importance and it is even used in campaigns to attack candidates. Not where I come from. In fact, our Prime Minister was victim of a vicious lie before the elections, spread certainly for political reasons. And all know how the Portuguese people reacted.
As for Paris Hilton's feet, I never noticed and I'm not exactly interested. But if they are big, they are the opposite of her brain. :-)

Cláudia said...

Péricles Pinto, of course I did. My choices and my opinions are based on the information I gather. Not on marketing. You should know that I'm a very well informed girl. :-)

“We need to bring to a close this sad chapter in American history, and begin a chapter that passes the might of our military to the freedom of our diplomacy and the power of our alliances. And while we are at it, we can close down Guantanamo and we can restore habeas corpus and we can lead with our ideas and our values.”
-Barack Obama, Richmond, VA, May 8th


"I also will reject a legal framework that does not work. There has been only one conviction at Guantanamo. It was for a guilty plea on material support for terrorism. The sentence was 9 months. There has not been one conviction of a terrorist act. I have faith in America's courts, and I have faith in our JAGs. As President, I will close Guantanamo, reject the Military Commissions Act, and adhere to the Geneva Conventions. Our Constitution and our Uniform Code of Military Justice provide a framework for dealing with the terrorists."
- Remarks of Senator Obama: The War We Need to Win
August 01, 2007

"Senator Obama's site includes a commitment to restore habeas corpus to the Guantanamo detainees, and a speech he made in Washington D.C. last August, in which he declared, "in the dark halls of Abu Ghraib and the detention cells of Guantanamo, we have compromised our most precious values. What could have been a call to a generation has become an excuse for unchecked presidential power. A tragedy that united us was turned into a political wedge issue used to divide us."

"SAN ANTONIO — Barack Obama told a Texas crowd on Sunday that he wants the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detainee facility closed — a step the Bush administration is considering.
The Democratic presidential hopeful pledged to work side-by-side with the rest of the world on issues like nuclear proliferation, poverty, economic development in Latin America and the violence in Darfur.
"While we're at it," he said, "we're going to close Guantanamo. And we're going to restore habeas corpus. ... We're going to lead by example — by not just word but by deed. That's our vision for the future."
Habeas corpus is a tenet of the Constitution that protects people from unlawful imprisonment"

Outono said...

So,Cláudia you are congratulated.Very well.You assisted live story.

I lived 25 Abril;Mandela.Very importants to me also.

Cláudia said...

Outono, I was born in 79 so I wasn't around at the time of the revolution. When Mr Mandela was freed I was 11 and when he was elected I was 15. But I remember both occasions. As well as the Berlim Wall coming down. I was a child but remember it quite well. I had returned from Germany 5 years before. I also remember very well the first war in Irak.

Cláudia said...

Bye, Gordon.

Cláudia said...

Throw away e-mail adresses can be created in less than 5 minutes. The blog one is also not my private one, obviously.
Bye.

Anonymous said...

Claudia (and everyone),

In regard to the Bill and Monica scandal, I can only quote Marilyn Monroe when someone chastised Kennedy for his infidelities ..

"I'd rather a president who does it to a woman than does it to the country"!

Get it? LOL!

Nobody likes an adulterer, in fact, most people agree adultery to be a disgusting pastime, but put it into context: how does cheating on your wife (or husband) affect someone's ability to run a nation? How can some silly affair with an intern make a person a less intelligent or less astute political leader?

I agree that Bill's adultery should have been left a private matter between himself and his wife. Futhermore, I'm sure that after 8 years of the Bush administration, many Americans are now want to agree with this!

P.S. There are certain things that ARE the nation's business, such as if the president was a pedophile or a rapist, for example. But this is because these things are violent crimes; not just ill conceived sexual dalliances between two consenting adults (a la Bill and Monica).

Cláudia said...

Anon, that is also my opinion. Of course I wouldn't like Bill Clinton to be my husband, but politicians' private lives do not interest me at all. Like you said, if a politician committs a crime, that is a different matter. But if a politician is gay, has an affair or is into kinky stuff, I really don't care. That does not make him a better or a worse politician. In the specific case of Mr Clinton, Mrs Clinton didn't seem to mind or she would have gotten divorced. If she didn't, why should I?
And as you said, after 8 years of Bush, Monica would probably be an improvement! :-)
Anyway, I'm just happy that Obama won. And my opinion wouldn't change a bit if he was fooling around.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I am also very happy that Obama won. He comes across as a true leader. I am sure he will do great things for America, and the world!

As for adultery, well, I HOPE Obama is the lovely family man he appears to be. He seems a genuine and loving husband and father. However, if I found out he was cheating, while I'd be disappointed, I would still support him if he was doing a good job running the country.

P.S. I am not American but what happens in the USA affects the whole world.

Cláudia said...

As you know I am also not American but what happens in the US affects the whole world. And we all know that especially after 8 long years of Bush.
I would also be disappointed at a personal level. But it wouldn't change my political view of Obama.