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  1. Mr. Wambugu, I happen to be one of your readers because you write very balanced articles. In your article you have given Kenyatta/Ruto good advice but you have given a very wrong model ie. Obama as a good example. Firstly, Obama has been the most polarizing president in modern times , has led the Americans with the highest unemployment and slowest economic growth compared to Jimmy carter’s years minus inflation. For the first time since the great depression, almost half the country do not pay income tax and most are on welfare. The American foreign policy is in chaos as the world fear for American military might is no more. You need no other example than in Syria. Poverty and homelessness are at all time high despite the government having spent trillions of dollars since the Lyndon johnson’s presidency declaration of fight against it.
    The main reason unknown to the world why Obama was re-elected was like Moi’s KANU, he encouraged and exploited people’ poverty by promising them free goodies from contraceptives to cell phones. Supported gay marriage and all sorts of abortion. As a true liberal he preached about the utopian world where everybody is equal and about income re-distribution . This gained him fanatical following from African-Americans who like the Maasai to Moi, voted for him to a man. He also got a lot of votes from the Latino immigrants who being uneducated fell for the free goodies.
    Obama has not fulfilled any of his promises except health care which is the most unpopular policy in the American history only second to the latter years of Iraq war. Even a large number of democrats are against it. It is total chaos as it was intended as a vehicle for income re-distribution.
    Uhuru/Ruto should know that simply by fulfilling their election promises will not be a guarantee to re-election. Unlike Obama who is supported by most of the liberal American media like the New York times, cbs, nbc and vitually most of the print and electronic except wall street journal ,fox news and most conservative talk radios, Uhuru/Ruto got all the major print and electronic media in Kenya against them. In actual fact by reading the news on Kenya, a foreigner would be tempted to think that the media is an organ of ODM and by extension CORD.
    For Uhuru/Ruto to survive politically, they have to start campaigning today for 2017. They should totally disregard the elite in Nairobi and go and explain what they are doing OR not doing to “WANJIKU”. Human beings live, eat and breath “hope”. They should go and instill hope to Kenyans in the rural areas.
    Eventually, since the media has declared war on their administration, they should reciprocate by blaming everything on Raila and his allies in the media. He should call the media by name and explain to the wanjikus that they are agents of opposition.
    They should always know that in politics, gentlemen always loose and the “end justifies the means”. Obama have publicly fought the Fox News and talk radio for being opposed to his liberal ideas.

    1. the article is about how to get reelected and his exampleseems tohave done exactlythat and uhuruneeds helpto see another term obama is not the main issue here

  2. @ Ms. Mwai,

    Interesting piece…even as you obviously repeat conservative and GOP talking points. While the contention that Obama “has been the most polarizing president in modern
    times” is one repeated by the likes of Hannity, Limbaugh and consumers of FOX
    News, that opinion is just that, an opinion, one not supported empirically. And
    left out in you claim is the reason why he has been a polarizing figure. Could
    it be because there are those in this great country who could never countenance
    a black man, let alone one whose father is from Africa, in the WH? I will let you ponder and answer that question.

    The statement that Obama “led the Americans with the highest unemployment…” does not even make sense even as it conveniently overlooks the job loss and unemployment rate when he came into office in 2009. When Obama was sworn into office in Jan ’09…the US was losing 700,000 jobs/a month and unemployment was at 7.8% peaking at 10% in late 2009. I will let you research the trend of the 2 matrices since Obama took office.

    Can you cite from whence you get stats such as “…for the1st time since the…depression…half the country do not pay income tax….are on welfare….” and what role Obama had in said claims?

    I, for one, am glad that America’s foreign policy reflects a multi-polar world and not
    the hegemony that got us into Iraq…or almost got us into Syria. There is
    something to be said about a powerful country/person opting to talk through a
    disagreement instead of “shocking and awing” the enemy into submission. From the sounds of your comment re: US foreign policy, you yearn for the good ol’ days of the “decider” and his “lapdog”…

    That you actually believe what Mitt Romney cited as one of the reasons he lost to Obamain 2012 AND the silliness about “free Obama cell phones” tells me all I need to
    know about your political leanings. Do you even know the origin of the so-called “free
    Obama cell phone”, what it was intended for, who and when it was started? Once again, I will let you reflect on the veracity of your claim.

    The last claim that Obama garnered an overwhelming support from African-Americans is indeed true – 95+%. I am sure you also know the truism that Obama WOULD not
    have won the nomination and presidency in 2008; definitely not the re-election
    in 2012 if his support came solely from the African-American community….sorry
    to burst your bubble but there was no “tyranny of numbers” here in the US. Obama
    put together a coalition of Blacks, Whites, Latinos, Asians, American Indians
    that bested the predominantly white GOP candidacy of Romney…but I am sure you
    knew that.

    For your information, the “tyranny of numbers” in the US, reflected in the monolithic white majority, historically benefitted the GOP, especially after LBJ signed the Civil Rights’ Act into law. An interesting side note: The electoral map of Kenya in 2012 mirrored that of the US with areas predominated by 1-2 groups voting for one party and a patchwork of several groups voting for the other party…with the difference being which party won in either scenario.

    Finally, it is one thing to disagree with someone on policy. I certainly do not agree
    with everything Obama does: Syria, Iran, the roll-out of the ACA was a major
    fiasco, the banks/Wall Street have gotten away with fomenting the financial
    crisis of 2007/8, NSA spying etc.

    It is an entirely different ball-game when people such as yourself Ms. Mwai allow your
    hatred for Obama to make you irrational, prone to making up stuff to support
    your dislike of the man.

    Come on now!!

  3. that’s agood pitch for aj ob and i second you get it uhuru needs help certainlyi ‘ll join you laterif wishes were…

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