90 days to go... Hold on tight...
The candidate delivered a major speech to over 200k people in Berlin around 3pm EST. Obama used the speech to talk about the relationship between Europe and the U.S., and reiterated his call for unity among the two allies in the ongoing fight against terrorism.
"Yes, there have been differences between America and Europe. No doubt, there will be differences in the future," he said. "The greatest danger of all is to allow new walls to divide us from one another."
The location, known as the "Siegessaeule" or "Victory Column", is a monument to 19th century Prussian military conquests. I guess he picked it because it suggests that success in this election is obvious and unavoidable. Plus, it's a phallic symbol, and we all know how world leaders and their supporters like to see large stone penises protruding from the ground towards the sky. I guess it's supposed to show how hard the government is.
Whatever. At least it looks pretty cool at night (nolo). I might put a fake one on top of my house whenever my credit gets clean enough to get a mortgage that is not sub-prime. Victory will be mine.
So where's the competition? McCain is somewhere looking for votes in the heartland, eating coleslaw and tuna salad with small-towners, still yearning for the love he's not getting from the media, youth, Hispanics, whites, blacks, Asians, conservatives, liberals, independents, Christians, Muslims, etc. As of today, he was still trying to convice people that Obama is naive for not supporting the so-called "surge" in Iraq, even though Obama praised its apparent success.
Victory is Obama's. Get used to it.