Real News: Who Is The Real Obama? (3 Short Videos)

June 11, 2008 – Will The Real Obama Please Stand Up?

Aijaz Ahmad: Obama’s economic speech – Will Obama shift the economy away from big oil and arms?

With the democratic nomination under his belt, Senator Obama is riding high on invigorated public support. The task of effectively distinguishing himself from Senator McCain now lies ahead of him. Senior News Analyst Aijaz Ahmad explained to the Real News Network’s Senior Editor Paul Jay that while Obama’s candidacy itself is historic, Obama will still have to show the US public whether he will concentrate on bolstering the economy, or will, like McCain, prioritize oil/ military spending.

June 12, 2008 – Why does Murdoch support Obama?

Aijaz Ahmad: Obama proposes productive economy; Murdoch supports Obama

Senator Obama began a two-week long national tour on Monday to explain his economic agenda. He accuses the Republicans of overspending on the Iraq war and for a policy of corporate handouts. Instead, he is promising to rebuild America’s decaying infrastructure and health and education systems. Senior News Analyst Aijaz Ahmad comments on Obama’s project.


June 15, 2008 – Will Obama take on the oil companies?

Aijaz Ahmad: Will the real Obama please stand up?

In his recently delivered economic policy speech, Senator Barack Obama said a windfall tax on big oil as well as a “green economy for energy” will be key in addressing a rapidly rising cost of living. Senior News Analyst Aijaz Ahmad explains what these policies are likely to accomplish, and argues that Obama has only started to flesh out his thinking on economic policy.


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    • Edger on July 24, 2008 at 02:29

    or Progressive?

    Who is this guy who is about to become the most powerful man in the world, anyway?

  1. watch them, then.  As I said, it’s getting worse: might be okay, but the 5-10 minute range usually means the computer crashes.

  2. economic policies are dependent on foreign policies (oil and arms). Its all interwoven.

    And the question so much of this comes back to for me so often is why NO ONE can speak against our unqualified support of Israel. Even Edwards would not do that. Its like some elephant in the living room that drives so much of this that no one can be a serious candidate without towing that party line.

    I heard this story on NPR yesterday. It seemed eerily in line with what John Bolton recently said. It scares me that a “December Surprise” may be in the works.

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