Kenyan-born Obama all set for US Senate - 2004 article

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Savant, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. Savant


    Sunday, June 27, 2004

    Kenyan-born Obama all set for US Senate
    Kenyan-born US Senate hopeful, Barrack Obama, appeared set to take over the Illinois Senate seat after his main rival, Jack Ryan, dropped out of the race on Friday night amid a furor over lurid sex club allegations.

    The allegations that horrified fellow Republicans and caused his once-promising candidacy to implode in four short days have given Obama a clear lead as Republicans struggled to fetch an alternative.

    Ryan’s campaign began to crumble on Monday following the release of embarrassing records from his divorce. In the records, his ex-wife, Boston Public actress Jeri Ryan, said her former husband took her to kinky sex clubs in Paris, New York and New Orleans.

    Barrack Obama
    "It’s clear to me that a vigorous debate on the issues most likely could not take place if I remain in the race," Ryan, 44, said in a statement. "What would take place, rather, is a brutal, scorched-earth campaign – the kind of campaign that has turned off so many voters, the kind of politics I refuse to play."

    Although Ryan disputed the allegations, saying he and his wife went to one ‘avant-garde’ club in Paris and left because they felt uncomfortable, lashed out at the media and said it was "truly outrageous" that the Chicago Tribune got a judge to unseal the records.

    The Republican choice will become an instant underdog in the campaign for the seat of retiring Republican Senator Peter Fitzgerald, since Obama held a wide lead even before the scandal broke.

    "I feel for him actually," Obama told a Chicago TV station. "What he’s gone through over the last three days I think is something you wouldn’t wish on anybody."

    The Republican state committee must now choose a replacement for Ryan, who had won in the primaries against seven contenders. Its task is complicated by the fact that Obama holds a comfortable lead in the polls and is widely regarded as a rising Democratic star.

    The chairwoman of the Illinois Republican Party, Judy Topinka, said at a news conference, after Ryan withdrew, that Republicans would probably take several weeks to settle on a new candidate.

    "Obviously, this is a bad week for our party and our state," she said.

    As recently as Thursday, spokesmen for the Ryan campaign still insisted that Ryan would remain in the race. Ryan had defended himself saying, "There’s no breaking of any laws. There’s no breaking of any marriage laws. There’s no breaking of the Ten Commandments anywhere."

  2. Savant


    I wonder why no one felt the need to correct this mistake back then? I wonder where they got that crazy "Kenya" idea from. I mean, why there of all places?
  3. pspr


    Fits right in with the tribal type of birth record received by Hawaii for O. I've read that he never had a U.S. passport until he was a U.S. Senator. His good friend Ted Kennedy probably got it for him.

    I guess Obama's attorneys missed getting that story scrubbed off the web.
  4. Savant


    Tribal birth record? What do you mean?

  5. Savant


  6. pspr


    There is an article that explains that at the time of Obama's birth the native tribes in Hawaii could just complete a form at certain Hawaii Records offices to record a birth that didn't take place in a hospital. One of these offices is near where Obama's grandparents lived.

    If Obama was born while his mother was out of the country, his grandparents could complete one of these forms claiming a Hawaiian birth so BO could be a U.S. citizen. These offices were also where the newspapers received info for the notices they put in the papers announcing births.

    So, there is a method that Obama could have been born outside the U.S. but his birth could have been recorded as a Hawaii birth. Of course, if Obama were to release that record it would show that his birth was just recorded by his grandparents after the fact.
  7. piezoe


    Good God! This is such an idiotic issue. It doesn't matter where he was born as long as at least one of his parents was an American citizen he satisfies the Constitutional requirement. And never mind that he was born on U.S. soil, in a U.S. state. McCain was born in Panama for God sake, and we did not hear any idiots coming forth on that issue.

    Do Republicans own 100% of the idiot U.S. population?

    Give it a rest folks.
  8. Savant


    Ok, so then why would they lie about it or evade the issue?

  9. #10     Apr 21, 2011