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    Merkel warns Obama not to use landmark for 'electioneering'
    Jul 9 10:13 AM US/Eastern

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel slammed a request by Barack Obama to give a speech this month before the Brandenburg Gate as "inappropriate", her deputy spokesman said Wednesday.

    The conservative leader said that while she would be pleased to meet the US Democratic presidential hopeful, it would be wrong for him to hold a "campaign rally" at the historic symbol of German unity.

    "It is unusual to do electioneering abroad," spokesman Thomas Steg told reporters.

    "It is unusual to hold election rallies abroad. No German candidate for high office would even think of using the National Mall (in Washington) or Red Square in Moscow for a rally because it would not be seen as appropriate."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Perilloux View Post
    Merkel warns Obama not to use landmark for 'electioneering'
    Jul 9 10:13 AM US/Eastern

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel slammed a request by Barack Obama to give a speech this month before the Brandenburg Gate as "inappropriate", her deputy spokesman said Wednesday.

    The conservative leader said that while she would be pleased to meet the US Democratic presidential hopeful, it would be wrong for him to hold a "campaign rally" at the historic symbol of German unity.

    "It is unusual to do electioneering abroad," spokesman Thomas Steg told reporters.

    "It is unusual to hold election rallies abroad. No German candidate for high office would even think of using the National Mall (in Washington) or Red Square in Moscow for a rally because it would not be seen as appropriate."
    Maybe we've underestimated him ?Is he up for World Leader rather than just POTUS ?
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by megimoo View Post
    Maybe we've underestimated him ?Is he up for World Leader rather than just POTUS ?
    More like (POS) Piece of Shit:)
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by megimoo View Post
    Maybe we've underestimated him ?Is he up for World Leader rather than just POTUS ?
    He has high ambitions. There's no previous stand or principle that he won't kick to the curb to get elected.
     

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    How do you say "oh Snap" in German?
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillygirl View Post
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    Ach Die Snapple?
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by megimoo View Post
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    His ego has grown faster than even little Howie dean's did during his primary.
     

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    Just one more example of SnObama's arrogance...

     

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    Quote Originally Posted by megimoo View Post
    Maybe we've underestimated him ?Is he up for World Leader rather than just POTUS ?
    Well, considering a lot of his money seems to be coming from overseas, then, perhaps...
     

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