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Friday, September 19, 2008

The Other Obamas

posted by on September 19 at 10:40 AM

Meet Claudio Henrique Barack Obama:

The US is not the only one having elections this year, as we, here in Brazil, have some too in October. Ok, it is less important and world shocking but for the local people the election for mayor and the municipal council are of utmost importance.
And so … Obama inspires and candidates in Brazil “borrow” his name

The candidate for the presidency of the United States Barack Obama enthused and inspired candidates for prefeito (mayor) and vereador (councilman) in Brazil, adopting his name in the municipal elections in October. There are candidates for mayor and councilman taking a ride on the fame of the US Democrat presidential nominee and decided to couple the name of Obama in their quest for success in the polls. No candidate in Brazil is using the name of John McCain.

When I run for a council seat in Seattle, I’ll call myself: Charles Mudede Barack Obama.

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Can I have a yard sign?

Posted by elenchos | September 19, 2008 10:49 AM

Did I just see a declaration of intent? Or just an idle/idol moment?

Posted by Phenics | September 19, 2008 10:54 AM

How about "Charles Mudede Barack Hussein Obama"? I think you can get elected.

Posted by lark | September 19, 2008 11:09 AM

Change your name to Charles Mudede Barack Obama Zapatero and you'll never have to worry about running into John McCain, as well!

Posted by NapoleonXIV | September 19, 2008 11:30 AM

Chuck Hegel

Posted by The Artist Formerly Known As Sigourney Beaver | September 19, 2008 12:50 PM

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