How do you attract 200,000 Germans?
  How do you attract 200,000 Germans to an American presidential           
  candidate’s campaign rally in Berlin?                                    
  A.    With the charisma and reputation of the candidate?                 
  B.    With a compelling political message?                               
  C.    With lots of advance advertising?                                  
  D.    With the top two rock bands in Germany giving a free concert with  
  the American candidate coming out for a short speech between the bands?  
  “D” of course.   What the American media following and fawning over Obama
  failed to mention about his Berlin speech was why the crowds were really 
  there.  95% of them could care less about Obama or American politics.    
  They came to see a free concert with the German equivalents of Willy     
  Nelson and Madonna headlining.   Obama was an unwelcome and boring       
  interruption giving a political speech in a foreign language between the 
  acts – which is why the crowd only gave lame applause a couple of times –
  after all, how many of them spoke English or cared less?   Obama didn’t  
  care about the crowd either.  His speech was really for the American     
  media and the crowd was a backdrop for the photo ops.  And the American  
  media bit on it hook line and sinker and just sorta, kinda forgot to     
  mention the rock bands that really drew the crowds.                      
  On another note.  Someone did the math on Obama the Senator.  He has only
  been a Senator for 18 months.  But with all the recesses, four day       
  weekends, campaigning and absences, Obama has only spent about 6 weeks of
  workdays on the Senate floor as one of the most junior Senators.  Most of
  his votes, about 80% when he was not absent, have been “present” or      
  “abstain”.  He also chairs a committee that has never met because the    
  chairman has never called a meeting.    As a trial lawyer he only tried  
  14 cases in court – and minor ones at that.   As a “community organizer” 
  his major cause was getting the asbestos out of a housing project.  After
  2 years of trying the asbestos was still there when he left and is still 
  there even now that he is a Senator and presumably has some pull to get  
  things done.                                                             
  That’s it.   His entire real world work resume.  6 weeks work in the     
  Senate with nothing to show for it.  Two years as a lawyer and only 14   
  minor trials.   And two years as a “community organizer” with nothing    
  But he does give a great speech if he has a teleprompter to read it from 
  and someone else to write if for him and some rock bands to attract the  
  crowd to…

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