Barack Obama to alter name to appeal to Irish voters

By C.F. Twob
PFP staff writer

In an effort appeal to Irish voters–a perceived large voting block in America–Democratic presidential candidate-to-be Barack Obama has announced that he will be running some campaign ads with an altered spelling on his name.

Barack Obama will become Barack O’Bama.

“I’m being forced to do this since my opponent, John McCain, has an Irish surname,” O’Bama told Ponderings from Pluto. “I feel this gives him an unfair advantage over me. It’s imperative I get as many Irish votes as possible, especially in areas that aren’t traditionally democrat.”

O’Bama, who wore a kelly green necktie to go with his black suit, dismissed reports that he will be running in Alabama as Barack O. Bama, to capitalize on the University of Alabama’s popular “Bama” nickname.

McCain’s spokesman, Seamus O’Callahan, wearing a kelly green suit and a black necktie, accused O’Bama of “pandering” for votes. He told PFP: “What the senator is doing is absolutely ridiculous. When it comes to a set of beliefs, I think Obama still hasn’t found what he’s looking for. Our goal is that when the voters consider the issue, they’ll see that nothing compares to Senator McCain.”

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