NEGRO PLEASE: Nas Got This, Jesse!

[Editor's Note: "Blogger's Note" has been taken over by Ron Mexico until further notice.]

“I think Jesse Jackson’s the biggest player hater. His time is up. All you old niggas’ time is up. We done heard your voice. We done saw your marching. We done heard your sermons. We don’t wanna hear that shit no more. It’s a new day. It’s a new voice. I’m here now. We don’t need Jesse. I’m here. I got this. We got Barack [Obama]. We got David Banners and Young Jeezys. We the voice now. It’s no more Jesse, sorry. Goodbye. You ain’t helping nobody in the hood and that’s the bottom line. Goodbye, Jesse! Goodbye!” Nas, via Hip Hop Official

I was the first nigga sayin “alright, Jesse gotta go somewhere” when I heard the remarks about White Chocolate [Barack "Obama, O-bama, Oh--" *hilarious*] and his nuts. Niggas like Jesse Jackson give us haters a bad reputation.

I’m the nigga from The Ball. Jesse’s the guy who’ll put a nigga’s balls into a vice… without gloves.

Jesse’s time is definitely up. It’s been up for some time now. It’s been a long-ass time since Jesse Jackson’s reign as the Emperor of Black People.

Shit. Nigga more like the Isiah Thomas of Black People.

This man’s supposed to be a professional and got caught out there talking greasy to the Fox News house nigger. I don’t know what made Jess think saying anything like that to Uncle Ben, on or off the record, was a good idea. There’s more evidence still that Jesse Jackson is unfit to be the Emperor Isiah Thomas Janitor of Black People.

Why does Jesse have so much free time these days anyway? Did somebody revoke his Sue’s Rendezvous gold pass? Please get him back focused on chasing dark butt and away from cameras and microphones. We don’t need the salty black candidate of yesteryear fucking it up for a nigga that might actually be a good look today.

PGA Announcer: *ever so softly* All Nas has to do now is tap this 6-inch putt in and he has defeated Jesse Jackson in the Vote or Die Classic semifinals.

Escobar had this one until he appointed himself and a cabinet of David Banner and Young Jeezy as the new pantheon of black leadership.

Hip-hop’s “Hero” is obviously hopped up. Between Barack [Oba]MANIA and all these damn Hancock trailers, there’s a serious Duracell in his back.

Let me put you onto game. Heh. Heh.

In retrospect, there are some benefits to Jesse never having beaten out Michael Dukakis and Daddy Bush back in ’88 when you were a ballerina. Jesse’s Whitney-esque fall from grace would have ensured there not been another nigga president elected in this country for another couple hundred years.

Which got me to thinking: What it would be like if Nas, David Banner and Young Jeezy actually were our country’s president and cabinet.

President Nasir Jones: So what are we gonna do about this whole middle-east thing, god?

Secretary of State, David Banner: Fuck awll them fuck-ass niggas. I don’t give a fuck. Fuck awll them crackers and they up-top house niggas.

Secretary of Defense, Young Jeezy: <adlib> YEEEEEEEAAAHH!!!

The N: I don’t think those is exactly crackers over there.

DB: Naw, they awll crackers. Trust me.

The N: Well. I guess I learn something every day. There is no ‘Lazareth.’

DB: Huh?

The N: –And them niggas with long beards like they Arabs and Jews are from Israel.

DB: *to Jeezy* Oh, he trynna kick knowledge again.

The N: Aight. Fuck that then. What we gonna do about the environment, my niggas?

DB: Gawd gon’ take care of the environment.

The N: We ’bout to melt them ice caps, yo. That’s not a good look.

YJ: <adlib> AND THAT’S A WHOLE LOTTA SNOW, MANNN!!!

DB: Yawl just need to believe in Gawd. Gawd gon’ take care of his planet.

The N: But if we just pursue alternate energy sources like in that Al Gore movie… Yo, it could be paradise life—relaxing. Black, Latino and Anglo-Saxon.

DB: *grunts* If Gawd wanted us to be usin’ all that solar panels and beansprouts and shit he woulda done gave it to us by now. Y’all house niggas and crackas always tellin niggas to use beansprouts and eat right and shit. Then you get hit by a fuckin bus–

The N: David?

DB: No, listen. You get hit by a fuckin bus on your way out of Whole Foods, fuck nigga. My cousin ‘nem grandma-nana still alive. She 70! She eat all that pork and shit y’all fuck niggas say we ain’t supposed to eat and she good. That’s from Gawd.

The N: Wow.

YJ: <adlib> DEEEAAAAAAAAMMMMMNNN!!!!

The N: Plus I like my new Escalade.

DB: That’s what I’m sayin. *barking* YEAH!

Negro, please.

Yes, we need new voices. Jesse Jackson does need to sit the fuck down. Rappers should use their platform more constructively en masse. But we shouldn’t inherently look to just any rapper as a role model.

I think that’s a big part of the reason our people have gone complacent since the days of them old niggas.

Questions? Comments? Requests? DEEEEEEAAAAAMMMMNN!!! ron@ronmexicocity.com

P.S.: Jesse’s right about one thing. White Chocolate needs to do a better job of appeasing the “faith-based shit” (i.e.: old negroes). They’re the ones that actually go out and pull the lever after they’re done watching The Price is Right.

P.P.S.: Is that Barack spinning at the beginning of the video?

P.P.P.S.: I am not Carl “Jackpot” Chery.

  • JAY STONE

    nigga please….
    You suck!!!

    • http://www.ronmexicocity.com Ron Mexico

      you know you love me. -joey porter

      • Pierzy

        Good looks Ron Mexico. NaS is my favorite artist but he’s getting a little out of line. I don’t know if it’s too many drugs or what…but he’s not the same dude

      • Deez Nutz

        Don’t have time to read this screenplay word for word but I get to point…somebody should of asked Nas how much he done put into the Sean Bell fund and where was he for Jena 6…tell that nukka to smartenup…

        always a pleasure Ron…(no dickriding…just props to “one of the most diabolical haters this side of the mississippi”-silky johnson)

        • SouthCakC23

          exactly. If I do remember correctly, the 2 of the most educated MC’s to ever rap (Yep that’d be DAVID BANNER and Killer Mike) did a concert during the Jena 6 rallies; and P.S……DAVID BANNER PAID FOR THE WHOLE THING! Dropped like $2MM on that show.

          Ron Mexico, you are way outta line talkin shit about David Banner like that. Maybe you need to go peep that speech he gave in front of Congress on behalf of hip hop. Between his speech and Dr. Michael Eric Dyson…..they represented Hip Hop better than it’s ever been represented. If not for Master P’s ignorant ass….. Hip Hop would have been represented to the fullest.

        • N.O. in my blood

          this dude must not know shit about david banner cuz he’s the only guy out here thats tryna help african americans as a whole…ron mexico you are lame

  • http://www.incilin.blogspot.com Incilin

    The N: We ’bout to melt them ice caps, yo. That’s not a good look.

    YJ: AND THAT’S A WHOLE LOTTA SNOW, MANNN!!!

    LMAO

  • http://www.incilin.blogspot.com Incilin

    Those dialogs are always by far the best part of the posts. When is a Ron Mexico screenplay gonna be made into a full length movie?? Shit would be like DJ Pooh meets Diablo Cody. Son, you need to Youtube that shit. Get Rik Cordero on that shit asap, I hear that nigga works for slave wages.

  • solo

    i was the 1st to post on http://www.cnn.com fuck jesse jackson…. nas got somewhat of a point but young jeezy……naw my nig whos next…..i fux wit barack

  • henry

    The N: –And them niggas with long beards like they Arabs and Jews are from Israel.

    DB: *to Jeezy* Oh, he trynna kick knowledge again.

    LMAO

  • http://www.plasticsquirtguns.blogspot.com thoreauly77

    nas is a fool. so is jessie. yesterday i was talking to my friend while listening to the news and i called jessie a “player hater” before i read nas’ quote. in that sense he is dead-on. but electing himself the new black leader? p’shaw. if these are the new leaders of the black community, god help us all. as for barack, i think he will be just fine without the support of anyone that has the word “young/yung” or “lil” in their name.

  • Real

    I like this thing Nas is doing. Better yet, I like the passion and intensity that he coming with for the album. Reminds me back when he dropped “I AM” now if he can keep that same momentum in his music that he had back then , I dont see him losing. With that said, Nas was never a great spokesman. It just seem like he dont really come across expressing his self in the public like he does behind the mic. We only given a certain amount of talent to mold and make due with and this is just where he lacks talent. Come on, Young Jeezy? From alot of their past work, these rappers are not our voice to whats going on. They got TOO MUCH materialism, drug culture, and sex in their lyrics til its damn near poison. Yeah all that crazy shit is apart of life but with the exposure, the bread they got 2 invest and budget they can spend, its just so many other ways that you can flip music or put a spin on creating different type of shit for the people. I mean these rappers definitely got somewhat of a platform to represent that but they dont, well at least not in their main profession.

  • CL

    Let Barack get in the White House before he starts going on a crusade to save the black community. If he plays that card now, them crackas are not gonna vote for him. Hell they tried to “Jesse Jackson” him because his preacher, not him, went crazy in the church.

    Barack has to play the game the way the white folks laid it out to get in office. this is chess not checkers.

  • trillvillain

    i fucks with ron mexico
    this shits instant classic

  • Self Educated

    Thank You NAS. Nuff said. Their time is up. Time for a new and improved movement. And another thanks to NAS for another classic album. I will be buyin 2 copies. The David Banner is also superb. Will b buyin to of those as well. Fck Jessie ignorant ass!

  • DBlock

    Classick.

    Watch ya back, bol. This nikka Ron-Ron got his eyes on ya spot.

  • Sir-G

    LOL! This is who black people are supposed to look up too now? This is just childish and shows how far we as a people got to go before we have any real respectable leaders to look up too. And Barack Obama? The majority of blacks cheering him on now didn’t know jack sh!t about him before he started running for president. And if people think he is for blacks and the dark hole we are in, you all got another thing coming.

  • Self Educated

    Oh yeah, b4 haters start. I mean 2 copies instead of to copies,lol.

  • Self Educated

    Damnit, and I meant Jesse wackass, not Jessie. That what happens when ready to get off the slave clock(work that is.)

  • AZ40

    I think you right this nigga said we got Jeezy’s, wtf!? But Banner ain’t THAT ignorant,well maybe

  • gamma

    You still talkin shit bitch go to hell with a dick in yo mouth bitch fuck these black leaders they newer take action for shit if it not on tv they wont act at all nas has always had polictial songs on his album go back to i am i think track number nine or ten before dr knockboot that shit was real they dont care about us there time is us but we need to be all on the same page tho but we got this I cant say nigga but he can cut a niggas nuts off fuck that dude and this post you suck dick I think it’s 50 cent blogging.

  • stobo646

    is ron mexico mexican ? wtf is he speakin on black issues for ? talk bout some mexican shit and dont delete my shit like u did my other post in game blog

    • http://www.ronmexicocity.com Ron Mexico

      i’d never delete your shit, regardless how ignorant.

      i’m what certain coon-ditioned house negroes might call a “dark butt.”

  • giantstepp

    LMAO…Good drop Ron Mexico. Bol step your sh*t up my N*gga or Ronny gonna roll ova that azz and get that #1 spot!

  • gamma

    man I just went to bol’s shit and there are no comments on his shit damn my nigga getting etherd!

  • Ms.T

    nas was speaking out of anger! If you listened to the audio he stumbled over his words and it seemed that jeezy’s name just slipped out! Nas is not putting his self in the activist postion- he was just talking! Stop taking this shit so serious, besides nas is nas- he gives us something to talk about! He damn sure has one of the greatest albums this year 7/15/08!

  • MikeJones

    If you could translate/retype this in English I’d be very interested to see what your take on this is..

    • http://www.ronmexicocity.com Ron Mexico

      no problem.

      it says: “Mike JOOOOOOONES! Who?! MIKE JOOOOOOOONES!”

      84s and candy paint.

  • Ms.T

    nas was speaking out of anger! If you listened to the audio he stumbled over his words and it seemed that jeezy’s name just slipped out! Nas is not putting his self in the activist postion- he was just talking! Stop taking this shit so serious, besides nas is nas- he gives us something to talk about! He damn sure has one of the greatest albums this year 7/15/08!@Real-I agree with the public speaking remark-lol!

  • DETROIT

    let’s be clear…BARAK OBAMA DOES TALK DOWN TO THE BLACK COMMUINTY! also, jesse has done more in his lifetime for niggas than obama ever will, barack never even approached the black community until he became a politician. that being said, jesse jackson gotta be the dumbest nigga in the world talkin all that shit to a fox news anchor. Dude’s loosing his touch! Being that i’m from detroit, and jesse’s from da chi, i’ve seen dude up here on some real shit many times in my life (not like when sharpton was up here burying words…wtf?). anyway, we need to respect jesse for what he has done, and so what he doesn’t like barack. I’m beginning to think there’s some kinda rule that if you’re black and don’t like barak you’re breaking the law. DEVILS COME IN ALL COLORS, ASK SEAN BELL! I’m not saying barak is a devil, i’m just saying that we really need to do our research before we vote. In detroit, our whole city gov is black, and you know where that got us? BROKE AND FUCKED UP, CUZ THEM NIGGAS DOWN HERE HIRING THEIR COUSINS TO BE POLICE CHIEFS, FUCKIN HOES, AND EMBEZELLIN DOE!

    good post tho…don’t know about followin nas jeezy and banner, nas be off that dust!

    • http://www.myspace.com/thegameoncw Bird

      Oh man Kwame n’em really got you messed up. Barack is not the hip hop president and he would never be allowed to get away with the stunts Kwame has pulled. Yall are the ones who put him in office for a second term when you knew what he was about. Now you thinking all black politicians are like him. Going the black route was definately not the most efficient way to get in office. And he became a member of Rev. Wright’s church 20 years ago when he was barely out of law school let alone a politician.

      • DETROIT

        actually, i never voted for kwame! and it’s not just him, it’s the councel, newscasters, a lot of snakes. actually i am an educated man, and my statments aren’t based on dumb as kwame. i was just using him as an example. My point is this, if you’re black, like to own guns, don’t agree with abortions or gay marriages, and make like 150k per year. Barak, or any democrat for that matter, is not for you. THIS SHIT IS CHECKERS NOT CHESS. whitey has always sent blacks to do their dirty work, since the beginning of America! and believe me, whitey put barak in that position, not us!
        I’M NOT SAYING DON’T VOTE FOR HIM! just saying evaluate him fairly, because regardless of race, you have to be slimey to get as far as he has in politricks! that’s a fact hommie.

  • http://www.myspace.com/thegameoncw Bird

    I’ve been thinking Nas is a little slow minded for years now. This confirms it. And to think people look up this idiot as some kind of social leader. I bet even Jeezy thought his statement was insane. I wish he would hurry up and go back to Africa like he said he would. Maybe him and Jeezy can run something over there. David Banner can stay. It’s not his fault Nas recruited him into his civil rights movement.

    • http://www.ronmexicocity.com Ron Mexico

      talkin that off-the-wall back-to-africa shit.

      that god body shit?

  • Dave

    This is the funniest thing I’ve ever read.

    To be fair though, I don’t think dude was talkin about Banner and the Snowman specifically. My guess is he just named a couple young rappers that came to his mind. And behind it all, Esco’s got a point. It’s a new age.

    Anyway, thank you Senor Mejico for making my day with this post.

  • KayJay

    Nas, David Banner: 2 artists who I wouldn’t mind representing hip hop culture….Jeezy? Not quite….

  • DETROIT

    STILL GOTTA READ THAT GAME JOINT! I KNOW YOU WENT IN ON HIM!

    • http://www.ronmexicocity.com Ron Mexico

      oh. it’s a horror show.

      death threats and the whole nine.

      i’m BACK, bitches!

  • Yayza

    Nas has always been out of his rabbit ass mind. Yeah, he can spit, but when he’s not rapping he really needs to shut his damn mouth.

  • The Messiah

    It’s not about looking to rappers as role-models, It’s about rappers having more power through speech than any so-called black leaders and politicians. Now wether they use that power wisely is another discussion. But yeah the Jeezy’s of the world are the New Black Leaders like it or not
    P.S. It’s actually been this way for awhile, Pac was on that shit back in ’96 saying him selling 5 million means he won the election of the “Nigga Kingdom” (for lack of better term which he admitted was a bad term, just temporary… wish he could’ve been around long enough to figure out the appropriate wording though).

  • DC 24

    I really like that Nas dude but he is out of bounds. Jesse is wrong but he has done more for us as a black people than any rapper. Atleast he fakes like he cares about other black people. Shoot the rappers I f**k with could care less about black people as a whole and only care about that ink that $$. We still need Jesse but he is not needed in front of the bus anymore.

    I could respect what nas is saying if he steps up and other hip hop dudes step up. The political area is a different beast and alot of us are to ignorant to learn more or even care about it. Step up black men and woman. Not niggas and bitches but my black people

  • Macdatruest

    First off, black people aint got no fuckin community! Where is the black community at? I never been there before. I been around Niggas in the Ghetto, Niggas in The Burbs and Middle Class Niggas-but The Black Community where we all have a sense of Unity, I never been there I only hear White people on the News talk about it’s existence. Just the fact that Ron Mexico wrote “The Emporor of Black People” is a red flag itself. The only time we get grouped together is when The White Community-which I see everywhere around me-is about to tell all Black people what to think about a issue. Fox News be like “The Black Community is Outraged” when the Niggas in my community don’t give a fuck about Jesse Jackson,they tryna get high niggas give a fuck about a old nigga talkin bout another old nigga nuts-it’s all just TALK. That’s all our “Black Leaders” do is talk. I think Nas is a good example of a leader because from the shit he rap about it’s obvious that he knows his history, he knows who he is-so yeah he can be a leader of himself and set an example that you should educate yourself and not be brainwashed like the lot of you muthafuckas. Black people is ignorant as fuck they let everybody else define them, then they take their own individuality away by saying things like “that make us all look bad” to who? Masa? but Columbine don’t make all white folks look bad cause they will seperate themselves from being grouped and stereotyped. “Black people” in america who to me are lost Africans with no history and no desire to learn their real identity left, are behind every other race on earth even Africans because they have a slave’s mentality to hate eachother but love Masa. Asians fuck with Asian cars and business. Arabs pool together to support eachother. Africans, Jews, etc. but Niggas…Niggas aka Black Niggas aint doin shit unless they got a white co-sign Most Black People in America Measure Their Success By How Much They Are Accepted By White Colleagues and In White Social Circles. A Good “Black Leader” is A Nigga Who Look Good In A Suit as far as ignorant ass blacks is concerned. We dont want a revolutionary, we dont want to piss off Masa-we just want him to like us, and look at us nice right? Yall Niggas Blind.

  • REALHIPHOP

    I THINK AFRICAN AMERICAN PEOPLE MUST REALIZE AS INTELLIGENT AS BARACK OBAMA IS,HE IS NOT A CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER,HE IS A POLITICIAN.I’M NOT SAYING DONT VOTE FOR HIM.I WILL DEFINITELY VOTE FOR OBAMA.HOWEVER;I DONT BELIEVE BARAK OBAMA BECOMING PRESIDENT CAN CHANGE THE DAMAGE OF 400 TO 500 HUNDRED YEARS OF SLAVERY AND OPPRESSION AFRICAN AMERICANS HAD TO EDURED.REAL TALK ; PEOPLE MUST REALIZE THERE IS KNOW WAY YOU COULD BE A POLITICIAN WITHOUT BEING SOMEWHAT CROOKED.ITS ALL IN THE GAME.BARACK IS NO EXCEPTION TO THE RULE.HE WILL DO WHATEVER THOSE WHITE PEOLPLE TELL HIM TO DO IF HE MAKES IT IN OFFICE.

  • AVENGER XL

    True enough Jesse is a old oppurtunist paratsiting on the efforts of the champions of the civil rights movement. But Macdatruest was right when he said there is no true black community anymore just patches of confused people and what’s worse we let other people define us. Since we don’t have a enemy that is as openly obvious as in the past(though it is many of the same issues just masked now) We need new kinds of leadership and it has to start in the hood at the grass roots level before it rises to prominence. We need to get a grasp on economics and our self image. We need to get tough on crime and reward academics. We need to move now because the new leader is you,me and who ever cares to make a change.

    Nas is just giving colorful lip service (No Bol)as usual. Which doesn’t do much other than start a discussion about if he is sincere or not rather than just saying he has a point.

    Your Welcome

  • http://MINDSTATELA HELTAH SIN SAY

    I DONT LIKE OBAMA, JESSIE IS RIGHT!!! HES JUST A HALF CRACKER HALF BLACK DUDE WHOS ONLY BULLSHIT IS “CHANGE” HE AINT GOING TO CHANGE SHIT! HE AINT GOT MY VOTE AND HE DIDNT GET 80 PERCENT OF THE VOTE IN SOUTHER CALIFORNIA!! DOESNT THAT SAY ANYTHING? HES JUST A PUPPET ON A STRING AND HE AINT GOT MY VOTE, BIG UP TO JESSIE A REAL BLACK MAN.

  • TRUTH 101

    YALL JUST DONT GET IT. NAS IS SAYING IF YOU ARE WAITING FOR JESSIE JACKSON TO HELP YALL OUT YOU MIGHT AS WELL LET DAVID BANNER OR JEZZY SPEAK FOR YOU . ALL THE BLACK PEOPLE IN THE HIGH POSTIONS TAKE MONEY FROM LARGE COMPANIES TO SHUT UP AFTER THEY PROTEST . THE MONEY GOES TO THIER POCKETS . THEY ALL ROAD OFF OF M.L.K AND WENT STRIAGHT TO THE BACK. NOW THEY ARE NOT GETTING THE MONEY THEY USED ANY MORE BECAUSE BLACK PEOPLE DONT LOOK AT THEM AS LEADERS AS THEY DID IN THE 80S AND 90S ITS A BIIIGGGGGGGG GENERATION GAP. OVER 50% OF KIDS LOOK TO RAPPERS AS LEADER( NOT SAYING ITS RIGHT ) BUT THATS THE WAY IT IS

  • http://www.myspace.com/willieblak Willie Blak

    Couple of points:

    1) On point with this blog, Ron! Just as Jesse needs to sit his old ass down, Nas needs to think about who’s names he put along with his. Hell, dead prez would’ve been more suitable than my state’s own David Banner. Dude talks a good game but doesn’t show up when its time to PLAY(all pun intended)! And jeezy ain’t even a factor. All adlibs and coke talk.

    2) Barack is that NIGGA, point blank, period.

    Vote people! I’m out this bitch!

  • thelistener

    TO THE GUY “DEEZ ” I bet you didn’t know that Nas covered the funeral expenses for Sean Bell, while you askin what did he contribute dumb ass!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • thelistener

    FUCK WHAT YA’LL TALKIN ABOUT!!! DAVID BANNER SPEAKS FOR THAT PEOPLE!!! HE INCLUDED YOUNG JEEZY’s name from a street niggas perspective!… BUT D. BANNER IS AN EXCELLENT SPEAKER for the black community!

    NAS…TUESDAY NIGGAS!

  • thelistener

    FUCK WHAT YA’LL TALKIN ABOUT!!! DAVID BANNER SPEAKS FOR THA PEOPLE!!! HE INCLUDED YOUNG JEEZY’s name from a street niggas perspective!… BUT D. BANNER IS AN EXCELLENT SPEAKER for the black community!

    NAS…TUESDAY NIGGAS!

  • Queens Boy

    nas young jeezy and david banner being spokespeople for all blacks? no fucking way. i wouldn’t want anyone in the entertainment biz being a spokesperson for blacks, period. they are all just dummies and puppets, always contradicting themselves in interviews and everyday life.and nas….get off tha dust and shit man!! even though he is my favorite rapper of all time, he has lost some points ever since he signed with def jam(july 15!!!)i think all that def jam money is getting to him, he don’t know how to act(lol)in any case, good post as always ron(loved the interaction between the 3 mc’s) and i pray that obama will win!!

  • stobo646

    I think some of ya niggas just lookin for ∀ reason to not vote for Obama I didn’t and DN〒 think he will be or is the black messiah or will really change anythin I think that he is the best candidate better than hillary and mccain and when he speaks about change for the last 16 years u had 2 Bush presidency’s and 2 clinton terms ∀ vote for hillary is more of the same and vote for mccain is another bush I think that’s the change he talkin bout.

    • DETROIT

      CLINTON = OBAMA

      that’s my point, am i the only one who actually LISTENED to their debates. they are both democrats and they both represent democratic ideals. they disagree over lil shit! so i can’t figure out what “change” he’ speaking of!

      REPUBLICANS = DEMOCRATS = ESTABLISHMENT

  • marz

    i think Obama was the best candidate for the job.

    but i do not think he his the king or savior of blacks.

    i mean he goes to the latino convetion and skips the black one.

    politicians.

    but
    OBAMA 08