Obama in Europa – Presseschau

Ich gebs ja eh schon zu: Ich mag Obama nicht besonders. Deswegen hier eine total subjektive Presseschau über den Aufenthalt Obamas in London anlässlich des G20 Gipfels.


Barack Obama really does go on a bit
Isn’t it time for him to go home yet? […] But his long stay means that we are hearing rather a lot from him, way too much in fact.[…] He does have a preternatural calm in the spotlight and a mastery of the cadences we associate with the notable speakers in US history – such as JFK and MLK. But beyond that, am I alone in finding him increasingly to be something of a bore?


Barack Obama, the World’s Greatest Orator (TMall news organisations), didn’t exactly cover himself in glory when the BBC’s political editor Nick Robinson asked him a question about who was to blame for the financial crisis. Normally word perfect, Obama ummed, ahed and waffled for the best part of two and a half minutes.

Daily Mail

Mr Obama uttered a sentence. Mr Brown nodded. Mr Obama paused. Mr Brown froze, frowning. Mr Obama made a very slight joke.
Mr Brown gassed himself, laughing for a good 30 seconds, eyelids fluttering like the wings of a soft-flapping Cabbage White.

London Times

In a blaze of dazzling light from above, disciples witness the First Coming of Obama

An other-worldly presence coming down out of the starry heavens, bright lights cutting through the darkness as the divine presence comes down to earth? That is how Barack Obama arrived in London last night, with a deafening chugga-chugga of helicopter engines as he landed by the US Ambassador’s residence in Regent’s Park. This is how the Second Coming will be, if the Lord chooses to make His appearance in a VH-3D helicopter fitted with anti-missile flares.


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