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    Obama Tries to Forge Global Consensus in European Visits

    Taking the world stage once again, President Obama attempted to build a global consensus Friday on the need to collectively confront nuclear proliferation, recession, terrorism, poverty and drug trafficking.

    Obama spoke first to a large crowd of French and German citizens, many of whom were students, at a town hall-style meeting in Strasbourg, France, ahead of a major NATO summit. He then spoke alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Baden-Baden, Germany.

    In his Strasbourg speech, delivered before taking questions from the audience, Obama invoked the slogans of his presidential campaign and stressed U.S.-European unity -- much as he did during his pre-election speech in Berlin over the summer. Whereas many U.S. presidents have strived during their time in office to build a domestic consensus, Obama further demonstrated his commitment to leading a new era of cooperation around the world.

    "This is our generation, this is our time and I am confident we can meet any challenges as long as we are together," Obama said.

    He drew huge applause when he said he is setting a dramatic goal of "a world without nuclear weapons."

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    Further underscoring his president-for-all-people image, Obama even apologized for apparently calling on an American by accident to ask the first question.

    "I just want to say, I did not call on the American on purpose," Obama said.
    Obama Tries to Forge Global Consensus in European Visits - First 100 Days of Presidency - Politics FOXNews.com

    Remember guys, Obama is infinitely more intelligent than every president to ever come before him. In fact, he is the smartest man in the world.

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    Re: Obama Tries to Forge Global Consensus in European Visits

    Or he could have said "Oh look at that. Fate has brought my first question to be from an American!" then laughed to assure everyone of his goodwill humor.
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    Re: Obama Tries to Forge Global Consensus in European Visits

    Or he could have said "Oh look at that. Fate has brought my first question to be from an American!" then laughed to assure everyone of his goodwill humor. A much better way to let everyone know it was not rigged.
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    Re: Obama Tries to Forge Global Consensus in European Visits

    Quote Originally Posted by BulletWounD View Post
    Obama Tries to Forge Global Consensus in European Visits - First 100 Days of Presidency - Politics FOXNews.com

    Remember guys, Obama is infinitely more intelligent than every president to ever come before him. In fact, he is the smartest man in the world.
    Indeed. Thank God we have an omniscient leader with so many original ideas.

    *yawn*

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