A New Obama? The Media Starts Selling Abdul El-Sayed

On August 24, the Guardian ran an unusually long profile of one Abdul El-Sayed, a 32-year-old Muslim doctor and son of Egyptian immigrants who is already campaigning heavily for governor of Michigan, even though the election won’t take place until November of next year. The headline on Drew Philp’s article dubbed El-Sayed “the new Obama.”

It was the ultimate puff piece, shameless in its utter lack of objectivity and balance, and it began, as such pieces invariably do, with an anecdote calculated to win sympathy for the subject. When he was seven years old, writes Philp, El-Sayed “sat in the eye of Hurricane Andrew,” drinking juice “while swaddled under mattresses between his father and stepmother, who was holding El-Sayed’s newborn baby brother just home from the hospital.”

  • Liberal Progressive

    He’ll do tens times as much as Obama did for the USA!

    • Observer

      You make an error.

      That should be “TO the USA!”

      • Liberal Progressive

        I stand corrected.

  • Bubba2 Butane

    A FGM expert no doubt. Could use the campaign slogan “RIP THAT CLIT!”

  • tom_billesley

    So after the trail has been blazed by the crypto-muslim, they think that the US is ready for a real one?

  • andycanuck

    Time to ban the Guardian from the U.S. for being foreign agents; it was one of their hacks who provoked the Republican candidate into a minor assault (or battery?) the day before the by-election trying to affect the voting outcome.

  • Do people want this guy to tank their economy?

  • Norman_In_New_York

    I think a majority of voters know enough by now to shun a candidate the media touts based on trivialities and insubstantial hype.

  • vwVwwVwv

    They do not sleep, Islamisation all over, it’s so fast in America.

  • Hard Little Machine

    He memorized the entire Quran by age 3, of course.

  • J. C.


  • Christopher Wilson

    Where does he stand on FGM? Do women in his family suffer from effects? Start digging.