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Analysis: Jilted Africa cool to U.S. vote after Obama fever fades
Reuters ^ | November 2, 2012 | By Njuwa Maina and Tosin Sulaiman

Posted on 11/02/2012 4:52:08 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

(Reuters) - In the tiny Kenyan village of Kogelo, U.S. President Barack Obama's ancestral homeland, some people talk of hurt feelings of the kind experienced when a favorite relative has failed to get in touch.

Four years ago, Kogelo, and Africa in general, celebrated with noisy gusto when Obama, whose father came from the scattered hamlet of tin-roofed homes, became the first African-American to be elected president of the United States.

Looking across the Atlantic to the November 6 presidential election, the continent is cooler now towards the "son of Africa" who is seeking a second term. There are questions too whether his Republican rival, Mitt Romney, will have more to offer to sub-Saharan Africa if he wins the White House.

Obama, who hailed his "African blood within me", only visited sub-Saharan Africa once in his four years - a stopover of less than a day in Ghana in between summits elsewhere.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: africa; election2012; failure; hopeandchange

1 posted on 11/02/2012 4:52:17 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Join the throngs of the disappointed African Americans in this country who expected a little more than an Obama Phone. Of course, for the freeloaders, that’s enough to buy their vote for a second term for the Half-White President.


2 posted on 11/02/2012 4:56:04 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: txrefugee

From what I have seen, the projections are going in the favor Mitt.

Can you say “President and Vice President Elect Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan?”


3 posted on 11/02/2012 4:59:11 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

So much for black racism.

What comes around goes around.

No one here will miss O after he’s ejected from the White House next week.


4 posted on 11/02/2012 4:59:33 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Obama is “one and done”.


5 posted on 11/02/2012 5:00:37 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Enough about how everyone is disappointed with Obama.

I'm disappointed with them. They COULD and SHOULD have seen this coming.

They failed to do their homework and bought the advertisers product.

Now these Africans can be excused. Voting wasn't their duty or privilege. But Americans who voted for him have no reason to be disappointed. They have themselves to blame.

Yet how many people have learned NOTHING from the ridiculous misery of the past four years?

6 posted on 11/02/2012 5:02:10 AM PDT by johniegrad
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Does Sly Stone know about this ?


7 posted on 11/02/2012 5:09:25 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
the "son of Africa"

Well I guess thats better than what I call him.

8 posted on 11/02/2012 5:16:22 AM PDT by Kakaze (I want The Republic back !)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
whose father "SEED" came from the scattered hamlet of tin-roofed homes. Fixed that.
9 posted on 11/02/2012 5:26:37 AM PDT by justrepublican (Screaming like a "Vexatious requester" at a Wellstone memorial...........)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What did they expect us to clean up the sewer that is Kenya just because Obozo was born there?


10 posted on 11/02/2012 5:35:17 AM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

11 posted on 11/02/2012 6:13:32 AM PDT by Boogieman
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