It seems that Obama has won the Nobel Peace Prize for his performance in the first two weeks of office. See the MSNBC report on the situation. Were the Prize credible, the February 1st, 2009 nomination deadline would mean that the actions that Obama took to deserve the prize occurred in the twelve days after his inauguration on January 20th, 2009. Certainly the Norway-based Prize committee did not give President Obama the Nobel Peace Prize for merely existing, for his extraordinary dance performance at the inauguration ball, or for having a general aura of what the Nobel organization might called ‘awesomeness,’ or with the assumption that his scheme to promote peace by nicely asking militant theocracies to please stop unrestricted nuclear proliferation would bear fruit.
In those 12 days between the middle of January and the first day in February, President Obama took few steps to rectify all of the world problems, but he did eat many a meal at the White House, play some basketball on the courts, and meet with his advisers daily.
Our blog want a Nobel Peace Prize, too. So we at CRdaily are going to make a big effort to stop Iran in the next 12 days by sending them an e-mail every day asking them very nicely to please stop making nuclear bombs. Even if our efforts are totally ineffective, and even if the nomination deadline has already passed, we should still win the prize for our general aura of ‘awesomeness.’