Friday, October 9, 2009

CARINA 360°: Obama, a Nobel man!

Today at around 2 am, it was announced in Norway that our 44th President, has made history once again.

He is now a Nobel Peace Prize winner.

Now I was in disbelief. At first I thought why? He has only been in service for what 9-10 months! Does 'strengthening diplomacy' all it takes to win a prize as honorable as this? Only 20 other Americans have won the Nobel Peace Prize. With President's Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and Jimmy Carter.

And why did he win? Well the Nobel Committee says, "For his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples."

But to many (and me) it seems as though he hasn't made any extraordinary efforts. So far, no obvious change in the gay community. No obvious change in Afghanistan. And no obvious change for the unemployed. (See the SNL spoof here!)

But then I saw Oprah today and she brought up something I didn't really think of. He had brought the nation together. He has given us hope, the right to believe that change could happen. He's proof of that. We went from the 'War President' to the 'Peace President.'

But still, if you compare him to the other people who have won it. There really is NO comparison! AT ALL!
Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King Jr., Elie Wiesel, - Barack Obama ... eh doesn't really sound right to me. (See the list here.) After this he should really step up and banish his title as the 'do nothing' President.

Some argue that this could damage his rep a little more. Approval ratings have already dropped for the him.

The prize money is 1.4 million dollars, which he says he'll donate to charity. How Nobel of him.



  1. Well it's really no surprise that I think Obama winning the Nobel Peace Prize to be totally ridiculous! Me being a self-proclaimed Ameri-Cain (John McCain) heehee But it's just all the hype and his media-inflated popularity that got him this award. I guess if I start telling everyone to stop making nukes, I should be a nominee for next year? Well, with Obama luck, that might just be possible :]

  2. Stop trying to make noble sound like Nobel, haha. Well, I agree with Jeremy, he only won because people wanted to crown him God but couldn't. It's ridiculous but not surprising. Besides, what has he done to really deserve it? Basically talk of happiness and world peace is as easy as being Miss America, and yet they didn't give it her Miss California at all. Sadly, she deserved it no matter her opposition of Gay rights. What sort of question was that anyways? A TRAP!