The Audacity of Hope – Barbados wants Barack Obama to take 1st Presidential vacation with Bim, Ireland has their own reasons

Recently, Prime Minister David Thompson was a guest of US congressman Charlie Rangel at a special Democrat Convention in the USA. There, our astute leader extended a clever invitation to the now President in waiting regardless of victory or defeat – especially with the American share of our offshore industry now hanging in the balance. Mr Thompson more than likely understands Barack Obama is a man open to reason, and if well thought-out persuasion is delivered, then our market may yet weather the fiscal storms still flurrying here and there…

Mr Thompson was also at Queen’s Park earlier this week and the Bajan Reporter actually buttonholed this gent to find out just what happened to the invitation? Well, Mr Thompson indicated he’s learned that invitations for a Xmas holiday have been extended to the 44th POTUS from all over the world, but Barbados remains a strong contender!

It seems Mr Obama actually has downtime next month, and he is yet to make a firm decision where he’ll go… Having started to read his books (Reviews on those in due course), Bajan Reporter realises the President-Elect‘s an avid Internet user – so if he happens to Google his name and ends here? Let me convince him!

While it is granted Barack has Irish ancestry via his mom, and it is indeed humourous that Hardy Drew & The Nancy Boys – an Irish group, came up with a catchy tune based on Mr Obama’s ancestry (see below) –

Nevertheless, with all other Barbadians including Mr Thompson and our own Shontelle, I make a plea for Mr Obama to CHANGE his mind and come to Barbados despite the Hilton supporting GOP. This call can be viewed as a Battle Cry like the Democrat CD which features Shontelle as the main song and title (again, see below) –

In fact, the Hilton at Needham’s Point is ideal for the Obama family‘s security needs – one way in or out, only other approach is from sea and can be monitored by US Navy or Coast Guard. Therefore, Barbados implores the Obamas to not only vacation here, but look for a rabies-free hypo-allergenic mutt alias Salmon-tot Retriever here!

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