As the world tunes into Obamabowl tonight I just have a few things to say…
He’s speaking in a stadium. So what. Numerous musical acts are opening for him. Oprah is there with diamond “Obama” sunglasses. So what. He’s the first African-American nominated to be president by a major political party (In the USA). So what.
Obama has turned this from a serious discussion about the country’s future into a celebrity affair. I fear this will change politics in the future. Now sports stadium addresses will be commonplace. Obama is a pop-star who has done nothing and yet may very well be the next president.
And yet, so what. If this is how Americans feel about politics, that it is a celebrity parade, then we deserve what we get. I wonder what all those people in the stadium will think when they learn they can’t vote by dialing 1-877-IDOL-01 and then hear “This is Barrack Obama! Thanks for voting and make sure you watch next week!”