In a story that is sure to delight conservatives with a sense of irony, former Soviet head honcho Mikhail Gorbachev has announced that he has every intention of supporting President Obama for reelection....
The endorsement came at, of all places, a high school, where Gorbachev was delivering a lecture in his capacity as the 1990 Nobel Peace Prize winner. The Chicago Sun Times sums up the event this way:
The 1990 Nobel Peace Prize winner recalled a speech that he gave to a university audience of 12,000 shortly before Obamas historic election in 2008.
Two young men were being particularly persistent on that day in seeking advice on how Gorbachev believed they should vote.
When they asked this question, I said, I dont want to teach you because, often, America teaches others how they should live. If I give you advice, I said, that would be a risk, Gorbachev recalled Monday, speaking through an interpreter.
But nevertheless, I did say, I think you Americans need your own Perestroika. And 12,000 people rose from their seats and gave me an ovation. And I think that the elections that followed brought a new spirit to America. Of course, there are many people who dont like what President Obama is doing. But, my opinion of him is very [favorable]. I will support him. However, there are still vested interests who want another Cold War, another arms race, weapons trade, interventions. They will not succeed.
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“If I wanted America to fail”