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Chavez to Obama: I’d vote for you, and you for me

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Reuters

CARACAS, Sept 30 (Reuters) – With both presidents facing tight re-election fights, Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez gave a surprise endorsement to Barack Obama on Sunday – and said the U.S. leader no doubt felt the same.

“I hope this doesn’t harm Obama, but if I was from the United States, I’d vote for Obama,” the socialist Chavez said of a man he first reached out to in 2009 but to whom he has since generally been insulting.

Chavez is running for a new six-year term against opposition challenger Henrique Capriles, while Obama seeks re-election in November against Republican candidate Mitt Romney. Venezuela’s election is next weekend.

“Obama is a good guy … I think that if Obama was from Barlovento or some Caracas neighborhood, he’d vote for Chavez,” the president told state TV, referring to a poor coastal town known for the African roots of its population.

Chavez is one of the world’s most strident critics of Washington and his 14 years in office have been characterized by diplomatic spats and insults at the White House.

 

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  1. Hybrid Lemon

    October 1st, 2012

    This is just plain :evil:

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  2. Corona

    October 1st, 2012

    “Me so horny.”

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  3. F.D.R. in Hell

    October 1st, 2012

    Lucifer says, “It’s way past his Dirt Nap time.”

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  4. Mountain Dog

    October 1st, 2012

    Coca leaves around the neck, cocaine around the brain. You bet 0bama would vote for him.

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  5. RightWinger

    October 1st, 2012

    Stalin’s ghost to Obama – ” I would give my votes to Comrade Obama and he the same for me!”

    Chairman Mao’s ghost to Obama – “Ahso, yes I give my vote to Chairman Obama and he would give me vote too!”

    Idi Amin’s ghost to Obama – “Yes, yes it is very good I would slaughter half of my country to give my vote to Obama. I would wish my African brother would think of me the same way, yes yes!”

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  6. norman einstein

    October 1st, 2012

    Check out these photos of the crowds that turned out to see Radonski on the week-end.
    I hope Chavez’s pal in the White Hut sees these!

    http://www.noticias24.com/fotos/noticia/2277/impactantes-fotos-aereas-de-la-avenida-bolivar/

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  7. Stranded in Sonoma

    October 1st, 2012

     
  8. Bob M.

    October 1st, 2012

    Did Obama explain to Chavez, that quid pro quo STARTS at Man’s Country? :-o

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  9. Chuck U Farley

    October 1st, 2012

    I bet Iowa has received at least a dozen of Chavez’s absentee ballots already.

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