Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Non-voting foreigners for Obama

For tonight I'm suspending my normal cynicism.

Super Tuesday is here. Hoo Har.

American culture, or at least popular culture, has a tendency towards melodrama and schmaltz as a million Hollywood movie-endings attest. But when they do schmaltz they can really do wonderful, stirring, touching, goose-bump inducing schmaltz.

Every country should have an Obama. There should be a law on it.


Quizbo said...

What can I say, I feel completely a part of the hip hop generation who is overjoyed to have someone inspiring on the national scene, giving millions some hope that the heart of the American political establishment is more than a dark, snake filled pit akin to the Well of Souls from Raiders of the Lost Ark.

So show me the person who doesn't hope for a genuine revival of American democracy as an inspiring, participatory force and I'll show you the kind of bastard who wouldn't throw Indy the whip when he needed it most ; )

Oh, and btw - if I had musical talent and a host of photogenic friends, I'd be making internet videos singing the guy's praises too. That it was done in his own words is all the better.

Toby - Northern Light Blog said...

Do you know who the woman is with the long dark hair who harmonises the "Yes we can" in a slightly annoying Mariah Carey-esque way at about 1:33 and 2:26? She could be of Indian or Hispanic origin? Anyway - whoever she is - I'm totally in love.

Quizbo said...

Can't say that I do... though it reminds me of a P.J. O'Rourke quote about the moment he knew the anti-Gulf War movement back in '90 was destined for unnoticed failure - when he and a friend went to a rally in DC and realized there were no "hot chicks" in attendance. His pet theory was that the measure of a popular movement was it's ability to bring in the hotties... "when all the hot chicks were protesting at the Pentagon during Vietnam... that's when you knew the war was going to end."

KGS said...

And Obama Wept

"Be not afraid; for behold I bring you good tidings of great joy which shall be to all the people: for there is born to you this day in the city of Chicago a Savior, who is Barack the Democrat."

"And behold, Obama met them and greeted them. And they came up and took hold of His feet and worshiped Him."


Paul said...

That would be former chief Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger.


Toby - Northern Light Blog said...

Paul - you are a star. I'm straight off to Google Images now! ;-)