I do have my reservations about Mr. Wyclef Jean; but...

David Grant - August 27 2010, 8:45 AM

I do have my reservations about Mr. Wyclef Jean; but nevertheless, my perception of the gentleman is quite different from yours.

As a matter of fact, I do believe he has genuine concern for the poor haitians;however, in spite of his determination to become president, he does not have the political savvy nor the political maturity to handle the situation in Haiti.

However, if he stays focus on th task ahead for the six years, while another government is at helm of the country, he may learn the intricacies of haitian politics, and be transformed into a formidable politician.

Like you, Mr Sean Penn, the movie star, seems to be very critical of him, and has said so many derogatory statements about him. However, since I am not on the ground in Haiti, I cannot concur with him.I admire his courage and his tenacity, and this is a the attribute of a politician.

If he persevere long enough, he can easily assume the leadership of a popular paty, and bring some vibrancy within it which may propel him to victory in the next general election.

It is not the first time in the world an entertainer becomes becomes a politician or the head of state: Mr Ronald Reagan and the governor of California come to the fore.But these men have prepared themselves for the task. They have educated themselves by learning and observing the complexity of politics.

It is my belief that Mr. Wyclef Jean can if he is afforded the chance - a six years period semms adequate.

As far I am concern, "Sweet Micky" for president is a no no.He has come with too many baggages.

Mr Wyclef Jean's wearing of Jean Jaques desalines trophy is problable the advice of his campaign manager or his public relation manager.

With the knowledge that Dessalines is our most venerated hero and our liberator from slavery, anyone liking to him will acquire the same status in eyes and mind of our youths.

I do not believe that this is some form of imbecility on the part of Wyclef Jean, but, a cunning marketing ploy to endear him in the bossom of the haitian people.

I wish I were more knowledgeable in the political and electoral machinery in the country.

In this part of the world where I live, news of Haiti are hard to come by.I do log to the Caribbean news, the reportage is quite scatchy.

It seems that those media houses lack the financial sponsorship to post a competent journalist on the ground.

This election woths monitoring.

D.G.

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