When nasty dictators start talking about how wonderful your President is and proclaiming that he’d vote for him if he could, there’s a problem.
“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.
If we had a real media, the first question at tomorrow’s briefing the Butt Puppet would get is, “What does President Obama think about Hugo Chavez’s flattering words?” What will we hear? Crickets.