Gadhafi endorses President Obama’s 2012 re-election bidBy Holly Bailey
President Obama picked up an odd endorsement today in his bid for second term in the White House.
As the Associated Press's Matthew Lee reports, embattled Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi sent a rambling three-page letter to Obama calling for an end to NATO-led air strikes in Libya. Randomly, he ended the missive by telling Obama that he hopes the president is re-elected in 2012.
"Despite all this you will always remain our son whatever happened. We still pray that you continue to be president of the U.S.A.," Gadhafi wrote in a letter riddled with spelling and grammar errors. "We Endeavour and hope that you will gain victory in the new election campaigne."
I have to think the President's response here would be twofold.
First, he says, "shut up. Don't do me any favors", as I said above and second, he's thinking, "Here this guy is getting blown off the map by the world community and he thinks he needs to speak up NOW about my re-election bid??"
If you think about this, Ghadafi seems and sounds at least a little bit co-dependent here. This is the letter he's asking the President to stop bombing him and then turns around and says he's for him getting re-elected.
That is some world-class suckup there.
I keep getting the feeling the world has gone stark-raving mad.
(Last, side note: If you're President Obama, how badly do you want the above picture destroyed?)