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It seems even the left wing support's Barack "No matter what country that they come from".





Nicaraguan leader calls Obama's campaign 'revolutionary'


Posted: 2008-02-14 14:54:56

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) - President Daniel Ortega, who led the 1979 revolution in Nicaragua, says Barack Obama's presidential bid is a "revolutionary" phenomenon in the United States.


"It's not to say that there is already a revolution under way in the U.S. ... but yes, they are laying the foundations for a revolutionary change," the Sandinista leader said Wednesday night as he accepted an honorary doctorate from an engineering university.


Ortega led a Soviet-backed government that battled U.S.-supported Contra rebels before he lost power in a 1990 election. He returned to office last year via the ballot box.


In statements broadcast on Sandinista Radio La Primerisima, Ortega said he has "faith in God and in the North American people, and above all in the youth, that the moment of great change in the U.S. will come and it will act differently, with justice and equality toward all nations."


Obama, a senator from Illinois, is locked in a tight battle with Sen. Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination.


Ortega also called Obama a spokesman for the millions of Central American and Mexican citizens who migrate to the U.S. in search of work, though polls indicate most Latino voters so far have favored Clinton over Obama.


Since returning to office, Ortega has maintained diplomatic and commercial relations with the United States even as he has built alliances with anti-Washington figures such as Venezuela's Hugo Chavez and Cuba's Fidel Castro.



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02/14/08 14:51 EST

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