Hugo Chavez: “I hope this doesn’t harm Obama, but if I was from the United States, I’d vote for Obama”

Posted by on Sep 30, 2012 at 9:27 pm
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Aw, the bromance  still burns brightly.

With both presidents facing tight re-election fights, Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez gave a surprise endorsement to Barack Obama on Sunday – and said the U.S. leader no doubt felt the same.

“I hope this doesn’t harm Obama, but if I was from the United States, I’d vote for Obama,” the socialist Chavez said of a man he first reached out to in 2009 but to whom he has since generally been insulting.

Sounds like a ringing endorsement.

“Obama is a good guy … I think that if Obama was from Barlovento or some Caracas neighborhood, he’d vote for Chavez,” the president told state TV, referring to a poor coastal town known for the African roots of its population.

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