gary's choices - Is Obama Running for President (of the world)?
Having watched Obama’s speech in Cairo and having now read it carefully several times, I wonder if he is not running for president of the world. . . This speech was crafted to speak directly and candidly to people in many different countries, while casually ignoring their rulers. He was dismissive of elections as true or unique measures of democracy, which had to resonate in a country like Egypt, with a doughy zombie of a leader who wins his elections by more than 90% and who is preparing to turn over his 28-year pharoh-ship to his son.