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Ethiopians for Herman Cain

In light of Barack Obama’s total neglect of the issues important to Ethiopians in the U.S., we need to switch our support to Herman Cain, whose family and social values are not only in line with most Ethiopians, but also he seems to be willing to overhaul the U.S. foreign policy to {www:disfavour} genocidal dictators such us Meles Zenawi. I like to hear your comments. – Elias Kifle

77 thoughts on “Ethiopians for Herman Cain

  1. I feel bad that I wasted my time in helping obama get elected in 2008. no more, I just lost confidence in the whole process and I promised myself not to waste my time in organizing or even voting in next election. For sure the next election I will be voting for a republican or I will just not vote at all. Obama is worst than Bush and I just learned that no matter who is in the white house US foreign policy is the same.

  2. Ato Elias, i’m sure you are aware that all the American poleticians play different tunes on the outside campaign stages but when it comes to their national interest they sure cruise on the same boat far away from the public eyes & i think that’s what concerned citizens suppose to to for their common beloved country. President Obama on his 2004 Democratic Convention Speech put it well: “In whatever package we came, at the end we are all Americans”. This is such an admirable working principle that all nations especially Africans should heed and emulate. No wonder people like immigrating from all over the globe to America. I think to be taken serioulsy as genuine equal partners how about doing our home work by cleaning our back home junky yards. No question, UNITY is the foundation of building UNWOUNDED NATION. Again Elias, as #1 said, you should know better.

  3. Aya Engida, Dear Ethiopians , No matter who ever comes to be president of
    America he put America first, and the national policy is based on Americans first.
    So please do not expect any thing from the elect of America.
    Who put Meles Zenawi to be pm of Ethiopia? Who is helping him in the name of war on Terror?
    Who cares for the dead fish, except the fisher man.So for Ethiopia ethiopians are the only who can liberate from the Meles ethnic based terrorist regime.We Ethiopians should understand Americans cannot liberate us from our own home grown dictator.Be organized cooperate, pick who is the enemy first think reasonable, listen your country fellow what he says towards our unity, respect one another who ever he is.Stand together as Ethiopians. No matter from which ethnicity one belongs , one should be judged by his character.
    Give our women and young ladies accounability, give them chances to take part in ethiopian politics give them leadership, let them take part at large. Let women lead our politics. Women are much better because men have been for centuries and at modern times women have shown that they can lead us to stability.
    this is for today .
    See you later.
    Aya Engida

  4. I elect the candidate that I think shares my values and ideals. It is laughable when people lump up everybody together and say “we Ethiopian should vote for this or that…” Why is a collective call required? Don’t step on my toes, I do whatever I want. It is foolish to think a US president will alter his policy toward Ethiopia inorder to please his ethiopien constituency.

  5. What is with the short attention span and premature ideas? First of all, why do we assume just because Herman is black he will do goo thing for Africa or Ethiopia? I think we/ER /Elias are still like kids who don’t know how politics work. I am concerned also for such premature support for Cain, etc we must really becareful when it comes to Ethiopia especially if we are really sincere in bringing peace and change in Ethiopia. Let us admit, ER/Elias has been in spot light therfore this site could be scrutinized that affects our aim to save Ethiopia! So what we post we have to becareful and don’t just say things to satisfy our ego. If this site is sincere really to save Ethiopia, it has to grow. What I am saying is that as it stands right now, Obama is still standing strong and there is no guarantee the poll shifiting, some say Obama will be one term, some say no, he will be like Bill Clinton. In fact, Obama has been following almost all the steps as clinton and he could succeeded like Clinton so why jeopardize Ethiopa’s situation? What we must do instead is that especially those experts that are good in Western politics and the diaspora should approach the strongest candidates or their representative and convince them, Ethiopia’s situation is dire and need peaceful regime change and we should show them all the proof. We should keep campigning for Ethiopia. Of course TPLF will pay the richest american law firm to lobby for itself and scare American officials. But we must tell them TPLF itself has been in terrorist organization can’t be good for Ethiopia. We should also need protection from Shaebia asap as Ethiopia is doing regime change because due to the fear of strong Ethiopia that Ethiopia could demand reannexing Eritrea or take Assab, Shaebia can quickly attack Ethiopia and support TPLF. We should give America option, do they want failed Ethiopian state as Somalia or safe and leader and the horn of Africa. Of course Americ wants regime that can easily be persudaded by America’s advice. We will work on such differences after Ethiopia is safe from TPLF. Some say it is us who should fight not outside. Yes it is true. There is also consequences for being supported by outside and later they could demand so much of Ethiopia. However, they are aleady involved in direct suppression of Ethiopians through TPLF by providing support, advice, and mililtary that is suppressing Ethiopians. So indeed Americans need to support us to stop this oppression. However us ourselves must do the struggle at the same time. As we are campaigning for regime change like Libya in Ethiopia, we are doing this struggle of course. We should mobilize friends of ethiopians as well. So let us /ER grow up and do our home work before jumbing the gun! By the way again, it doesn’t matter republican or democrat, I think they all could be good or bad for Ethiopia it is our job to show why Ethiopia should be the beacon of hope once agin. Of course many may not want strong Ethiopia as TPLF/Meles is advising the West that if Ethiopia is strong Africa is strong due to the history of Ethiopia therefore the West doesn’t want that as it is on its way to fight china in Africa through its Africom and Nato and reclaiming Africa once again for its resources. That is why we should campaign and convince ONLY for Ethiopia and let us bring Ethiopia’s freedom from tyranny.

  6. Mr. Elias, it is very funny that you turn your face always for help; ISAYAS AFEWRk, OBAMA, And now Cane. It is luck of self confindence that makes you depend on others to bring change in Ethiopia. I think, it is because most activists including you are unable to bring the people of Ethiopia in Diaspora together, and this shows you cannot bring change in Ethiopia. I think it is time for you to realize that keeping silent might even in some way help than expecting someone to hand you power. If you keep dreaming Either Obama, Cane, or Isayas will get you power in Ethiopia, it is insanity.

    Another thing is, Woyane are very well known for their opposition to external interference. Most of the opposition leaders in Election 2005 including Dr. berhanu, Brtukan, Eng. Hailu, Ldetu where very hopeful that pressure from Ethiopians in diaspora, European Countries and America will set them free sooner even if they get imprisoned. To the contrary, all of us know this didn’t work and Meles released them by his own will.

    So, either tell us that we don’t have hope of bringing change in Ethiopia, or go for another options based on Ethiopians!

    Ethiopia for Ethiopians

  7. I am waiting to see some open letter written to President Obama, asking him how about Ethiopia?
    Obama can not change the world by himself. I will still vote for him, but I am very disappointed when it comes to dictator Meles and others like him who are still abusing their power. President Obama should have pressured the likes of Meles to step down. How I wish Ethiopia was enriched with oil like Libya, then the oppressed Ethiopians could have gotten some attention.

  8. Elias,

    This simply shows me your total inefficiency in diplomacy and US foreign policy. If you have kids and family here in the US, please make sure their future affects your voting decision than a wishful thinking of Cain or Obama helping Ethiopia. They both follow a very well established US foreign policy. If avoiding Zenawi’s regime serves their best interest, you don’t even have to beg them to help you. They will come uninvited, organize you, fund you, equip you and have you fight Meles. This is not the question of Obama or Cain, it is the question of US interest. How can you not know this after more than 20 years in the US. I know you are a slow learner, but I’m talking 20+ years!

  9. Elias,

    Cain will never make it to the white house. Even he dose what matter to him is not Ethiopia but the interest of American. As long as Melse and the Weyanes playing the Terrorist card they are in for long whole. The best thing to do is to bring all opposition groups to work together for a common goal. We don’t have strong oppositions and the white house, regardless of who is in power will only listen to Weyane. Oppositions have to show that they are capable of stabilizing the region by hook or crook just like Melse dose. The entire East African region has been labeled as unstable and breeding ground of terrorist. Don’t expect the white house to handover power taking away from Zenawi to some incompetent political oppositions who don’t even agree to work together. Until miracle happen by the grace of God Weyane will have no problem sucking Ethiopia to the bone. The only hope I personally see is the youth movement of Ethiopia. They are the only one with clean conscious. I hope they will bring everyone together for a better change. The rest are good for noting. 20 years and noting to show.

  10. Elias
    You and the Ethiopian opposition’s political leadership failed Ethiopia and Ethiopians with your misguided leadership, and Mr. Obama cannot do your political job, it is you and the leadership are the one who have problem and The TPLF Men like Meles manipulated your weakness and kick you to the curve, how long you are acting like a parasites and wants foreign nations to do your job. Do not blame Obama blame yourself

  11. Elias, I understand your problem with the Obama administration. The Obama administration condemned the Isayas Afeworki’s Eritrean regime for the latter’s brutal human right violations and its continued support to international terrorists. The Obama administration also pushed through the UN Security council to pass a resolution to to put sunction on the Eritrean Regime and its top official. And decissions for more sucntions are being worked out at the Security Council. I am sorry brother, but that is just your problem; don’t mix it with Ethiopian affairs. I am not crazy to even think to support a political object put to decorate the republican stage. Why did you choose Mr Cain among the candidates when he did not give any promise for East African countries (for any country for that matter). Just for the color? Crazy.

  12. Elias: your suggestion proves that you are uninformed about American politics. Cain has a 0 chance of winning the Republican primary. The recent surge in poll is nothing more than being the flavor of the week. Even if you think he might prevail, he would not change the Obama’s adminstration policy regarding Ethiopia. Keep in mind the policy wonks in the State Department have significant influence in guiding the new president about foreign policy. America is not a dictatordship. It is a democracy. The new president will not impose his belief without taking into account precedent. If you really are interested in changing American policy towards Ethiopia, work through the Stsate Department. That is where the meat is, if you keep asking where is the meat after the Obama election.

  13. Elias,
    By just putting this article you are going to hurt Obama. I am sorry I lost you why you could not understand how the congress and the white house works especially with black president. It is better we organize and call him or VP Joe to show our force for their reelection. Before any thing else the diaspora has to be united. Then Obama can help us like other countries like Libia

    There is no one close to us than Obama. This is fact.


  14. it is about time to assess the political landscape. throughout the world people are struggling dictators and global financial oligarchs.
    some dictators are thrown out of power by the people, some are being thrown out by, ironically, the global powers. These global powers are trying to lure the Arab Spring movements, while the 99 percenters are trying to rearrange the society. both meles ans the republican Cain serve the globl powers, more so Cain. So what is this question from Elias,once again poping ridiculous ideas while never mentioning the global struggle against the global tyrants? Is Elias a 99 percenter or a wannabe 1percenter like the right winger Cain?

  15. It is an eye opening idea. Look Obama has a super majority democrat congress both in the senate and congress. He could have helped us a lot. But he followed all the other presidents. I can’t count a single fever he did for us. I am planning to organize Ethiopians in VA for Herman Cain. If I will have Elias in our side it will be great. Obama failed us miserably. He did a lot of things for gays and his friends in the Wall Street. That is why he got the biggest donation every from the Wall Street. He is a symbol of a failed hope. “Hope and Change” is a joke. Ethiopians should be wise in our voting behavior. We should not give our important votes without a concrete deals or guaranties. The democrat think all blacks should vote for them, then does nothing for them other than a good speech. Wake up Ethiopians just like Elias.

  16. Barack Obama is the most African of all high level American politicians current and past. In fact he is an east African. And his father being from the Luo tribe in western Kenya just across our boarder, he is like a home boy for Ethiopia.

  17. after 20yrs we still axpect others to do for us.people stop blaming others without doing nothing.lets do something and see what america say let give them a choice they don’t have choice other than woyanne

  18. Nothing wrong with Obama.every country president has to stand for his country interest first if we have a good president he or she will do the same.don’t blame others just learn from this north africa and midle east country. lets start something others will help us.

  19. Dear Elias,

    Are you for real! Although I have had varying opinion with you in the past I always thought you had some common sense or you had ideals for Ethiopia and the World.

    Sorry buddy I now lost every bit of respect for you. If you can sink this low to think that Herman Cain can help Ethiopia….. I am in tears and wondering if it is due to the big laugh I had or for the total sadness that I have for my county. …

  20. Elias, I like your trailblazing approach to politics and I support you in your call for Ethiopians to support Cain. If you start such a committee, count me in please. Keep it up.

  21. Are you stupid or something? Why did you expect Barack Obama to make a change in Ethiopian politics. He was not elected to lead Ethiopia, Africa or Black people. I am sick and tired of hearing people complaining about what President Obama Did not do to their particular groups issue. He is the president of U.S.A. Not a president of black people or president of Africa. Just because he is black it does not mean that he owes us special favor. I suggest you should support this candidates based on what they can do for U.S.A. Because you live here, And The decision They will make can help or affect you. In this case you should think about 999. Elias, Based on Your opinion I am certain that You are not capable of earnning six figure salary. So 999 will be a problem for you and so many low and middle income families in America that includes we Ethiopians. Not to mention where Herman Cain stands the issue of immigration. Elias, this Ethiopian will not follow your lead.

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