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March 04, 2008
by Robbie Gillies
Recently, Greg Oden threw his support behind Barack Obama. Greg Oden hasn't been able to show what he can do on the court in the pros, but it's safe to say he has a long way to go to catch up with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. But, from their recent blog entries, he has a much longer way to go to catch Kareem in political knowledge. Here's an excerpt from Oden's blog.
The conversation was quick - like two minutes but I got to talk to him like a real person...He also asked me about my knee, and he said he wasn't feeling my mohawk - lol. I laughed and explained to him that it's just a haircut to me and he told me he liked how I handle myself as a young man - "Thanks Mom."...He is a very nice man and I am a big fan
Thanks for sharing Greg. I hope next week you can bring in your pet rock to show and tell. Now let's take a look at Kareem's:
I first met Senator Obama in the summer of '06 at the Senate building in DC. I was immediately taken with his intelligence and ability to connect with people.
Since that time, his political vision has impressed me as being able to reunite our country along the fault lines caused by the policies of the current administration. Someone who can lead all of us would be the the ideal candidate...I've been amused to see how Mr. Obama's critics have tried to pull him down by criticizing his "lack of foreign relations experience." I'm not aware that either Hillary Clinton or John McCain has any huge advantage in the awareness necessary to deal with the foreign relations aspect of the presidency. Only people with a Cabinet or State Department background can immediately state their readiness in that area. Mr. Obama has the intelligence and leadership qualities that will serve him well should he win the nomination and election.