2008 The Other Obamas
posted by September 19 at 10:40 AMon
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.