What do Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, The Beatles and Barak Obama all have in common? The ability to make women become so overwhelmed in hysteria and emotion they faint! Definitely not something most politicians can claim credit for, but Barak Obama seems to be reaching rock star credentials on the campaign trail. The only thing missing is women’s undergarments being tossed from the crowd!
Since Obamamania first kicked off, there have been at least five documented reports in the media from around the country of women fainting or coming close to fainting during an Obama rally speech.
Montecito, Calif., Sept. 8, 2007. "A woman standing in front of the stage appeared to faint as Obama spoke about Iraq," the Associated Press reported. "The candidate paused and asked the crowd to make way for firefighters. One supporter shouted, 'You're a good man,' leaving Obama momentarily at a loss for words. 'Well, I'm not the only one stopping to help her,' he said, sounding almost embarrassed."
Madison, Wis., Oct. 22, 2007. "This excitement mirrored the aura in the room that grew throughout his speech," reported WISN-TV. "Before the senator arrived, students were tossing around an inflatable cow above the crowd. Three people fainted in the midst of all the enthusiasm."
Hanover, N.H., Jan. 8, 2008. "Barack Obama's first and only rally on election day came to a sudden and lengthy stop when a young woman in the Dartmouth College gym fainted, and was eventually rolled off on a gurney by emergency medical technicians," the Los Angeles Times reported. "At first Obama half-narrated the episode, saying soothing things like, 'She's OK,' 'She's talking.' But the longer she lay on the floor, the quieter Obama got, standing on the podium, arms folded, looking worried as the medical crew worked." Minneapolis 's WCCO-TV has video showing Obama handing a bottle of water to the Dartmouth damsel in distress.
Hartford, Conn., Feb. 4, 2008. "And when a woman appeared to faint in the standing-only VIP section in front of the podium, Obama paused his speech for over a minute as he directed the crowd to make way for an EMT team and tossed a bottle of water from the stage," reported the Yale Daily News.
Seattle, Feb. 8, 2008. "Climate change, the Iraq war and Obama tossing a bottle of water to a woman about to faint all received big cheers," MSNBC.com reported. "As Obama told the crowd to part so that the woman in question could leave and called for help, a young girl in the crowd shouted out, 'What a man!' The audience roared with laughter (although the press that has seen this happen before rolled its eyes)."
So, what exactly are we to make of this new hysteria? Well, given how often it has happened and how well Obama’s standard response seems to be, one might wonder if the whole thing is staged, but what if it isn’t staged at all?
If these events are spontaneous then it is even more unsettling and strange. It would mean the American Idol syndrome has made its way into the political spectrum. It is hard to compare Obama to Elvis like icons of the party’s past. Neither JFK nor Bill Clinton won presidential elections with as little experience and accomplishments as the junior Senator from Illinois . There was more to their campaigns than a dream of change.
It appears Obama has a talent for sparking intense emotion in crowds, an ability that can be dangerous in a politician. What more does he have to offer? It is the million dollar question of his campaign, but no one seems to care what the answer is. This makes an Obama presidency quite worrisome.
What does Obama stand for? “Hope and change.” Sorry that isn’t an answer, besides wouldn’t it be wise to know what the change is?
Can anyone give me two specific policy initiatives Obama has proposed? National healthcare and higher taxes on the rich, but where was his leadership leading the charge in the Senate on these issues?
Someone, anyone name me three Obama accomplishments, and being elected Senator in one of the most liberal states in the country doesn’t count.
Barak Obama is the new Elvis of the Democrat Party with nothing more than a campaign speech and the ability to make women swoon.
Bill Clinton has long been considered the Elvis of the Democrat Party. A political icon worshiped and honored by the liberal masses like no other since JFK. However with all his charisma; I can’t recall anytime women fainted in the presence of him being on stage.
In fact, just recently the former president had trouble drawing a crowd to fill a high school gymnasium in New Hampshire . The new king is filling stadiums. Sorry Bill, but Obama has left the building.
A woman was arrested in Iran for not wearing socks. It gets worst…When her sister shows up at the prison to bring her some socks the male guards beat both women and detained them until the morning when they were arraigned before a judge for their crimes!
The report also says: Thousands of women have been warned for wearing tight outfits, short coats and skimpy headscarves and for flouting the Islamic dress code, which requires every post-pubescent woman to cover their hair and body contours.Wearing boots with short pants, hats or scarves which do not fully cover hair and neck instead of the proper head veil and putting on unusual make-up that contradicts public chastity is forbidden.The mullahs' regime has in recent months stepped up execution of youths in a clear warning to those deemed to be a threat to the society.
Yeah, those skimpy headscarves and make-up are really threatening society. Someone please tell me how any of this makes any sense???
Isn’t the peaceful, tolerant religion of Islam great!
Want to see the results of decades of tax and spend politics? It has put the state of New Jersey in a bad situation. Unless we stop politicians it will eventually destroy the whole nation. This is a must read.
Columnist David R. Stokes tells us this isn’t the first time the base of the Republican Party has threatened to sit out the election. He says Republicans should ask and take a look at what Richard Nixon would do in 2008. Interesting read, but I’m still not convinced to vote McCain
The left likes to make the claim the Bush administration is the most secretive in history, but is it? Gabriel Schoenfeld calls it The Bush Secrecy Myth. He says if the Bush Administration is so secretive then why aren’t they prosecuting everyone leaking important intelligence information.
A woman who pleaded guilty to drunk driving was ordered by the judge that her wrecked car remain in her front yard until she finishes her three year probation. I hope she isn’t a member of a Home Owner’s Association, because that is going to be one hell of a fine.