Obama’s courageous response

March 21, 2008 at 3:35 pm 4 comments

Sen. Barack Obama has addressed the controversial comments of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright — who presided over Obama’s wedding and baptized the couple’s two children — with a thoughtful speech in Philadelphia on Tuesday. Bob and Susannah reflect on the speech in the latest “Running Gags”!

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  • 1. Stephen Carpenter  |  March 21, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    Yet Obama is still just as dull and uninteresting as ever.

    His entire candidacy is based on three things.

    A) Hes black
    B) The fact that even though he is black, he still supports all the things that all the old fogies in washington already support.
    C) He is not Hillary

    Basically, he is nothing new under the sun, unless you care about race. Basically, Obama is only an interesting candidates to racists.

    Racists who believe that blacks are inferior.

    Yet also… racists who believe that adding people to congress and then the presidency just because of the color of their skin will somehow make this country better.


  • 2. Martin  |  March 21, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    I think that Barack Obama is intelligent with the ability to exercise true political “leadership”. The obvious question on our minds is, “Where will he lead us?” Should we vote for a young, handsome, intelligent, charismatic candidate whose experience is limited and whose direction is obscure, or for an older candidate with less sex-appeal who will try to take us where we want to go? In short, Do we vote for the FACE or for the PLACE?

  • 3. Mark G  |  March 21, 2008 at 7:12 pm

    I disagree with Martin. With the world seeing the country in such a bad light, a good and compassionate listener seens like it is the most important skill. I find the thinking behind the words are much more impressive than his looks. I cannot deny that he may have less specific accomplishments than others, but this has allowed him to avoid Pac money. This ability to stay “pure” will do more to produce better solutions than knowing the ropes, but being addicted to “Pac money fixes”.

    His struggle to try to stay positive is also admirable. I recognize he is not perfect, but it is a worthy effort in a most challanging environment.

  • 4. Rob Rubin  |  March 23, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    Great analysis by Martin and Mark G. Both are showing the paths the voters this year need to make. John Kennedy had the face and charisma even though Nixon beat him on the issues especially on the last debate. This is a key test for Obama to see if he can deliver on his unity message to achieve results. John McCain also is a maverick but with more political experience. Bush with his controllers Cheney and Rumsfield had “more experience and wisdom”. Has that approach brought us together at all? This election will truly be a test of us voters and our view for the future. Be careful what you wish for!

    Martin for VP, why not?


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