Arab bloggers writing about the US elections have been courting Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama with caution. While some feel that he will never make it to the White House, others are hoping that he will do just that – to allow the US to save its international reputation.
Bahraini Al Rayyash [Ar] believes that Obama will never make it to the White House. He explains:
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A long discussion took place with a friend on the possibility of nominee Barack Obama winning the US elections and becoming president. I explained why he would not win based on realities I started to understand about the nature of American people and the political lobby which controls all aspects of American politics. After research I discovered that the ideology of the American administration does not differ from Bin Laden's ideology when it comes to religious extremism. A quick review of the current US president's speeches will reveal, if I am not mistaken, an extreme religious perspective and references to the Old Testament and the Bible!! The second reality is that the American lobby, which is controlled by the Jews in its direction, will never accept being ruled by a woman or a coloured man!! This is the reality which the American voters who is controlled by the American media, which is paid for by the Jewish lobby, will discover!! Despite my love for the simplicity of the Americans during my stay in San Francisco, I feel sorry for them because of the way they are controlled by the media, which is led by people who don't rule America from the White House!!
Egyptian Tahyyes was not impressed with Obama's address at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado. She writes:
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I did not listen to Obama's speech and therefore I cannot judge it without listening to it completely. However, our memories with Obama, since he was nominated until today, have not been happy. In short, Obama will die to become president. He will kill himself to become the first black man to enter the White House. He is ready to wear a white mentality and sacrifice his black mind and heart in order to achieve what he want. The truth is that the excerpts I have read on Al Jazeera from Obama's speech were not encouraging at all. They were full of threats on the one hand, and arrogance on the other.
She also wonders what Obama's American dream is:
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What dream? I want someone sane to explain to me the details of this dream. I hope it is something good. As for me, an Egyptian Arab Muslim, the American dream is fast food which causes constipation, and bright nights on television screens which show Baghdad and Afghanistan on fire as well as poor people's whose wrists and feet are tied up.
Writing on a Saudi online forum, Sport King says that Arab media already portrays Obama as the presumptive president of the US. He says:
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It is obvious, in the way reflected by opinion columns in Arab newspapers, that Arabs are supportive of Democratic nominee Barack Obama in his race to the US presidency against the Republican John McCain. However, that cautious support, is still not convinced of the type of change that Obama has been calling for throughout his campaign.
And Egypt's New Al Wasat Party‘s website echoes a similar sentiment in an editorial which says:
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If the world were to vote in the upcoming US elections, which will be held in November, Barack Obama will win without any doubt. There is a strong desire for this from all over the world, especially Europe and the Arab world, for the US to regain its strength, authority and reputation. However, the world will not vote.