It is all over. Barack Obama has snagged the endorsement of Venezuelan caudillo Hugo Chavez thereby locking up that key petty Third World totalitarian demographic so eagerly sought after by all Democrats since Jimmy Carter.
President Obama secured an endorsement from Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez on Sunday, in a move that may garner groans from the White House and the Obama campaign.
“I hope this doesn't harm Obama, but if I was from the United States, I’d vote for Obama,” Chavez said, according to Reuters.
Chavez, who is facing his own reelection fight and has been used by Republicans to attack Obama in recent months, said that if Obama were from Venezuela he would vote for him, as well.
“Obama is a good guy ... I think that if Obama was from Barlovento or some Caracas neighborhood, he’d vote for Chavez,” he told Venezuelan television, according to Reuters.
This shouldn't come as a surprise. Both Obama and Chavez have a lot in common like a dislike of the democratic process and a distrust of American power.