Friday, October 9, 2009
Perplexing? Not Any More
President Barack Obama has just won the Nobel Peace Prize - the third sitting president to do so. The other two were Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson. One other U.S. President won the Nobel Peace Prize as well, Jimmy Carter, after he left office. You may already realize that all four of these individuals were progressives in their ideology, albeit of differing degrees, but progressives none the less. What you may not realize is that President Obama was nominated for this award less than two weeks after taking office. Now I ask, what could he possibly have done to inspire someone to nominate him in such a short period of time? Perhaps the "fix" was in? Am I so naive as to not realize how politically connected the progressive movement is at the international level? I guess I was, but not anymore. Wake Up America!