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Obama and his Peace Prize

Am I the only one confused about this?

Don’t get me wrong, Barack Obama is one of the best speakers I have ever seen. Hands down the best.

My confusion comes from him receiving the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize today October 9th for talking.

For Talking.

There are many people, perhaps hundreds, who could have been given this award because of what they DO. Here are several that are written down here.

Talking can get you the presidency, and Obama has given speeches that can make me cry, filling me with emotion that this man’s heart is in the right place.

While getting a Nobel Prize is a great credibility indicator, he doesn’t need many more of those as he already is one of the most powerful men in the world.

Here’s a crazy idea: Obama could reject accepting the award.

Imagine it…Obama had a high approval rating since he got elected and despite his progress in many issues, it has slumped down gradually over the last 8 months. If Obama could demonstrate his ability to recognize the efforts of those who DO things meriting a Peace prize, and suggesting those people as recipients in lieu of him, people’s respect for him would increase even more.

This is just an suggestion based on my own opinion, what do you think?

Should Obama reject the Nobel Prize and use this press coverage as a platform to support another recipient?


October 9, 2009 - Posted by | Personal, Uncategorized

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