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deeblk07
Obama 2012
08:11 AM on 07/27/2010
I don't see it but more power to him
08:10 AM on 07/27/2010
This guy embezzled from his own charity Yele, taking money intended for earthquake victims. He hired family members at inflated salaries for positions in Yele.

He would be a disaster for the people of Haiti.
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GraphicMatt
Some people take the microbio way too seriously.
08:51 AM on 07/27/2010
He can't be worse than the Duvaliers.
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Tblack
09:22 AM on 07/27/2010
The Duvaliers can't be anyones measure of success.
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CK4NYSenate
Why does my micro-bio need to be full?
12:20 PM on 07/27/2010
Can't be any worse than the American Red Cross:

Gail J. McGovern President, CEO $446,867
James Hrouda EVP, Biomedical Services $566,629
Mary Elcano General Counsel, Secretary $480,880

Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-119,775,905

Source: charitynavigator.org
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lawrencemuh
07:52 AM on 07/27/2010
If a comedian can be a Senator, A Wrestler a Governor and cowboy's - President's. Why not?
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njgal4obama
All others will be towed.
07:27 AM on 07/27/2010
It's the end of July, and he's "considering" a run for president in the 2010 elections? Maybe he should get around to deciding.

Our candidates in the US have already been in all-out campaign mode since January 21, 2009...for the 2012 elections!
06:56 AM on 07/27/2010
He wouldn't have a clue how to run a country.
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take10
08:20 AM on 07/27/2010
Sort of like GW Bush!
08:32 AM on 07/27/2010
Which still doesn't make it right...
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DSOTM
Legalize it, now!
06:52 AM on 07/27/2010
The guy is so high-profile that this could be the best thing for Haiti
06:48 AM on 07/27/2010
Non issue.

If these are the regulations for entering the race: "To enter the race, Jean would have to prove he has resided in Haiti for five consecutive years, own property in the country and have never been a citizen of any country other than Haiti."

I sincerely doubt than Wycliff Jean could satisfy the requirements to run for President.
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MarieNat
Lobbyist, wanna make something of it?
06:50 AM on 07/27/2010
Not to mention the fact that his less than stellar performance as president of his foundation makes me doubt his fitness for the job of leading Haiti out of its decades long economic and social morass.
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jsrl317
Persuade me or prove me wrong, and I will change
08:17 AM on 07/27/2010
It's Haiti for goodness sake, not like it has ever been some democracy so this is a little problem cured easily by changing the country's Constitution. Should be a breeze in the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.

Sorry to be so gladhanded. It's cold, but it's true.
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06:36 AM on 07/27/2010
The sad part for Haitians is that although they were the first to gain liberty from the shackles of slavery, poor France demanded and received what would be equal to 20 billion $ in today's $.

Futures Haitian generations had their chains replaced with debt. It is time for France to do the right thing. Unfortunately when Mr Aristide asked the French government to address this issue, he found himself boarding a place by force and was whisked away in the middle of his mandate. Unfortunately we provided assistance to France when they deposed Mr. Aristide.

If Mr. Jean can succeed where others have failed, more power to him and the people of Haiti.
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GraphicMatt
Some people take the microbio way too seriously.
08:53 AM on 07/27/2010
Agreed.....can he really do any worse than any other president before....that wasn't ousted?
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Puller58
Man of Mystery
06:24 AM on 07/27/2010
One man would have a tough time with a country with such entrenched problems as Hati has. But I certainly would wish him well.
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GraphicMatt
Some people take the microbio way too seriously.
08:55 AM on 07/27/2010
If anyone has a chance I would think it would be him. He is a national hero down there. The people of Haiti have been dealing with corrupt leaders for.....well pretty much forever. Even if Jean mishandled his charity for Haiti, it is a drop in the bucket compared to previous leaders that milked the nation for every cent....
06:11 AM on 07/27/2010
At least we know he wouldn't be in it for the money. The last thing Haiti needs is another corrupt leader.
05:51 AM on 07/27/2010
"Wyclef's commitment to his homeland and its youth is boundless, and he will remain its greatest supporter regardless of whether he is part of the government moving forward ... "

A successful run for the Presidency would give Jean the opportunity to put his "money where his mouth is". Surely such devotion to a homeland warrants a sacrifice of a few years in order to be able to say that one did all that one could do to improve the situation. Apparently the influx of cash and sympathy has had little effect on the misery that seems almost hopeless.
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ngaberay
05:15 AM on 07/27/2010
President Wyclef Jeannnnnnnnnnnnnn
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Rob Cypher
somebody you might know
05:11 AM on 07/27/2010
Yeah, notice how he's dancing around the topic? That's a nice way of saying "thanks but no thanks". Considering how the last few leaders of Haiti have ended up, I don't blame him. It seems like it will take a black Hercules to put that nation back on its feet.
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04:37 AM on 07/27/2010
Sounds good to me.
04:30 AM on 07/27/2010
Who knows; he just MAY be able to bring that western mentality into the mix. Haiti needs a change---in the right direction. Best of luck. .