Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has a history of not only mocking President George Bush (that's not the shocker of course...) and expelling the U.S. ambassador in September, but has actually proclaimed ex-Cuban leader Fidel Castro as his mentor. Now the radical Chavez stands by is assumption that Barack Obama will win the election and is now willing to offer talks with the potential president to improve American/Venezuelan relations.
"We are not asking him to be a revolutionary, to be a socialist -- no," Chavez said at a political rally. "We just want the black man who is about to be the U.S. president to have enough stature for the times the world is living through."
"I send an overture to the black man, from us here, who are of Indigenous, black, Caribbean, South American race," he said.
Is anyone else concerned by the simplicity of Chavez's decision based on Obama's race? Years of tension erased because of the "black man"...Chavez lives up to his ridiculous reputation yet again.
Of course Obama and America would not take Chavez seriously, especially with this reasoning. However, many supporters encourage the international change Obama could provide, but does America really want these changes in relations only for the sake of change, in the same way Chavez only wishes to compromise because Obama is not a rich, white male?