Friday, July 11, 2008

Obama Wants To Campaign In Germany

No, I'm not kidding:

BERLIN (AFP) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel has slammed a request by Barack Obama to give a speech this month before the Brandenburg Gate as inappropriate, her deputy spokesman said Wednesday.

The conservative leader said that while she would be pleased to meet the US Democratic presidential hopeful, it would be wrong for him to hold a "campaign rally" at the historic symbol of German unity.

"It is unusual to do electioneering abroad," spokesman Thomas Steg told reporters.

"It is unusual to hold election rallies abroad. No German candidate for high office would even think of using the National Mall (in Washington) or Red Square in Moscow for a rally because it would not be seen as appropriate."

Why doesn't this fraud run for German Chancellor? He seems to like Europe so much more than the United States.


Anonymous lee said...

And to think McCain just campaigned in South America and Mexico, what are the presidential hopefuls trying to do? We have nothing to tie us to South America or Mexico, much less Germany. Don't ever hear about much trade with Germany, other than big-ticket items such as cars. It would be a welcome "news report" to know that both Obama and McCain were going to concentrate on the U.S. and what can be done here at home to better our situation. I'm not in favor of either candidate leaving U.S. soil to politicise ther views.

July 11, 2008 2:38 PM  

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