By: Brian Lopiccolo
OSLO NORWAY- Waking up today the headlines reporting Obama was Nominated for the Nobel Peace prize, at first I though the story was a link to the Onion or another hoax site, to many surprise it was no hoax.
Obama himself this morning had an awkward moment where Obama when told about the prize by Whitehouse spokesman Gibbs, Obama said in response “Seriously, Gibbs, I am going to hurt you, if this is a joke.”
Conservatives and others are feeling a bit like Kayne West did when Taylor Swift won her nomination at the Music awards. Does this award throw Obama in the likes of Jimmy Carter and Yasser Arafat?
Unless I am mistaken, the cut off date for candidate submissions for “The Prize” was back in February. He had only been in office a few weeks at the time. Is this good for Obama, people are already are questioning how he won. It’s not a good thing when the award is being questioned so early.
Postmark on this award was indeed February 1st just weeks after Obama took office. The Nobel Peace prize is suppose to be for someone who did something for peace. As I thought about it, I tried to name one thing that Obama did during his first month in office?
Closing down Guantanamo Bay? NOPE, didn’t happen.
Right now all the plans about scratching nukes are just talks, there is no actions nor accomplishment yet.
The only peace he brought was the black professor and a white cop to have a beer together.
This award could be negative to Obama because it just highlighted that he has done nothing to deserve it as of yet.
The chairman of the Norwegian Nobel committee gives a hint as to why Obama won, “Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world’s attention and given its people hope for a better future,” said Thorbjoern Jagland.
The ultra liberal Jagland suggest in his statement the prize is not for what Obama has done, but the possibility of a better future yet to come. Yes you heard it, for what Obama is expected to do, not for what he as done to date. Today awards are given out for what is expected, go figure.
Some world leaders have already responded in displasure: Polish President Lech Walesa, a 1983 Nobel Peace laureate said: “So soon? Too early. He has no contribution so far. He is still at an early stage. He is only beginning to act.”
A poll on msn shows that most people feel like it is undeserved. Here are the numbers so far.
Yes, he’s changed the tenor and tone of world diplomacy
43,413 votes 24.1%
No, he has no significant accomplishments
112,792 votes 62.5%
Perhaps someday, but this award is premature
23,255 votes 12.9%
I’m not sure
1,007 votes 0.6%
75% of around 108,000 people polled so far feel it is undeserved.
The MSN poll depicts that the majority polled felt Obama has not yet earned the Nomination.