There was a blurb across the bottom of one cable channel news show on Thurs stating that Obama had 17 unpaid parking tickets while a student at Harvard.These were paid for two weeks before he declared his intention to run for Pres.I TRIED TO LOOK ELSEWHERE,BUT COULD NOT FIND SUCH A REFERENCE.
A CIGARETTE SMOKER , PARKING TICKET SCOFFLAW WHO PLAYED WITH THE FUNNY STUFF AS A KID !
How does this background of a Daley-machine politico with an uninspring legislative history prepare him for the Presidency-including being the leader of the free world and Commander-in-Chief?
Nicholas Kristof in his column last Wed. states, that Obama is a "Man of the World" who has "lived it "(foreign policy).
You be the judge.(based on his article)
1-he was an anti-poverty organizer in Chicago
2-he "actually lived abroad"as a child in Jakarta
3-he remembers the opening lines of an Arabic call to prayer
therefore 'IF ( note the word IF) HE STUDIED THE QURAN WITH THEM....IS LESS LIKELY TO STEREOTYPE MUSLIMS AS FANATICS--AND MORE LIKELY TOTO BE AWARE OF THEIR NATIONALISM"
4-he visited Africa last year,where he warmly greeted the President
FORGET ABOUT RICHARDSON' S UN SERVICES (and negotiations with N. Korea) or HILLARY'S EXTENSIVE FOREIGN POLICY VISITS AS FIRST LADY AND AS AN ACTIVIST SENATOR -THIS MAN OBAMA IS REALLY SOMETHING SPECIAL!
Oh yes! he remembers the call to prayer as "one of the prettiest sounds on earth".
G-d help us if we elect a President with such naive credentials.
Aside from some political remarks made lately,can anyone come up with any real Obama exposure to the foreign policy issues we face in Asia,S. America ,the Middle East, and of course in Europe with our so-called allies (France) and former adversaries (Russia).
It will be interesting as the campaigh develops,and the debates ensues, to see the contrasts with Hillary and Richardson.
Hasn't, political correctness gone way overboard when they want to outlaw BOOING at campus games?
Is there no shame when Sen Edwards and the the Nevada Democratic Party withdraw from a debate sponsored by Fox News? Move-on.org `would love to control our speech and our thoughts.
=====================================================================================While I favor a pardon for Scooter Libby, I believe the President should wait either until the appeals process is over,or election eve after the polls close 2008.