Does a 3 year old wetting the bed make an adult less worthy of being President?

@speakeasy (4215)
United States
December 24, 2007 9:30am CST
This is the latest in the Clinton - Obama feud. Hilary is claiming that because Obama had an "accident" when he was only three years old; this makes him less viable as a candidate for President. Here is the link to the story - http://www.arcamax.com/politics/s-277626-466146 Does this make you feel that either candidate is "grown up " enough to be President? Do you think a "bedwetter" should be allowed to run for public office? How about a candidate who stoops so low as to dig up information about another candidate when they were a toddler?
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• United States
24 Dec 07
Yes, Hillary Clinton has done the voters of the USA a great service in providing us with information to help make an informed decision regarding the upcoming Presidential election. I surely hope members of the Democratic party take notice and remember this incident when deciding to whom to award their nomination. This commentary on Barack Hussein Obama as a 3 year old is sure proof that Hillary Clinton thinks the voters of the USA are easily swayed emotional fools. Any candidate who thinks so little of the electorate has no business receiving the nomination or being elected. If the voters of New York think about this very much, hopefully they will elect a new Senator during that next election.
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@speakeasy (4215)
• United States
24 Dec 07
Even though I am not a Democrat, I think that Governor Bill Richardson (Democrat - New Mexico) would make the best candidate from the pack they currently have running for the nomination. Of course, since he is NOT stooping this low; a lot of people don't know very much about him. I do not agree with him on every topic; but, he would actually stand a chance of being a GOOD President and he is qualified for the job..
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• India
25 Dec 07
mary christmas
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@luluwow (165)
• United States
27 Dec 07
Barack Hussein Obama?????? are you always so blatantly prejudiced and ignorant? No intelligent human being talks like that.
@irishidid (8104)
• United States
24 Dec 07
That's not what she said according to other sources.
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@speakeasy (4215)
• United States
24 Dec 07
If you checked out the entire article you will have seen that it is "satire". But, the point that the author and I are trying to make is "how low do you go?". Does something that happened when a child is 3 year old REALLY have any influence in how well they can do a job when they are an adult? How about a 6 year old? Or should we go all the way back to the day a child is born: "they were such a colicky baby". And, what does that say about the person who digs into someone's past THAT deeply to find "dirt" and try to make an issue of it?
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@irishidid (8104)
• United States
24 Dec 07
If it is satire, then it was taken as fact by many sources. Do a search on Obama wets the bed and you'll see what I mean.
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@speakeasy (4215)
• United States
24 Dec 07
The fact that he is reported to have wet the bed at age 3 is fact. The wording of the rest of the article is the satire that acompanies the fact that she brought up the topic as an issue.
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@lucgeta (925)
• France
24 Dec 07
The episode certainly showed how afraid some people are of the republican party and may not be prepared for office. Don't think this got anything to do with politics. If they go like this nothing short of a recession will give them the victory. The US had presidents that smoke but did not inhale - one of the best in recent times - an actor that gave his own colleagues away - another of the greatest. Sometimes character is formed by doing what should not be done and learning. You can get caught DUI, if you don't learn from it it's useless.
@speakeasy (4215)
• United States
24 Dec 07
"how afraid some people are of the republican party" I don't really think so. "may not be prepared for office" I have to agree with this. There are only two things that incidents like this do: 1) It keeps both their names in the public eye. Some people feel that bad publicity is better than no publicity. 2) It distracts and detracts from the real issues. Instead of voters focusing on the real issues that are facing our country and a new leader. If they are busy listening to all the "gossip" and mudslinging; do they really have the time to find out what these candidates stand for?
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• India
25 Dec 07
mary christmas
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@wisedragon (2331)
• Philippines
25 Dec 07
That's stupid. I had wet my bed several times as a kid, and I grew up to be a decent man! Maybe it was a joke.
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@speakeasy (4215)
• United States
25 Dec 07
Well, as irishidid pointed out this information is now ALL OVER the Internet. If Hillary meant it as a "joke" it was not taken as such by the media and hte public. Also, this "joke" has backfired and makes her look bad as well.
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• United States
24 Dec 07
Thats just completely stupid. Some candidates will just do anything to win. I would have to say that this is a new low.
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@speakeasy (4215)
• United States
24 Dec 07
I agree. What is really bad is that our politicians keep hitting new lows every major campaign/ What will be next?
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@GardenGerty (80161)
• Marion, Kansas
24 Dec 07
Well, this kind of slinging and behavior makes me certain that I am not voting for either of them, as if I would have anyway. They are petty, childish and developmentally delayed if they think that a child having a wetting incident at three is significant. I liked the comeback about Hillary peeing on herself, but I really find both of them just too, too childish.
@speakeasy (4215)
• United States
24 Dec 07
I agree that it does seem like a lot of our politicians are acting worse than children and these people are supposed to be our leaders. What kind of an example does that set for our young people? What is really bad, is the fact that these two are currently considered to be the Democratic party "front runners".
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@anniepa (25019)
• United States
27 Dec 07
OK, I give up; surely no one here takes any of this seriously! It was all a joke, poking fun at some of the things that have certainly been ridiculous about the campaign. I sure don't think it means the Democrats are afraid of the Republicans but if there are Republicans who take this seriously we ALL have every reason to be very afraid if they ever have power again. Annie
@anniepa (25019)
• United States
27 Dec 07
Has it ever occurred to you that Hillary was making a joke too? I'm a total news and political junkie and this discussion was the first I'd heard of this "controversy" so I don't think the media is paying the attention to it you think it is. This is really hilarious! By the way, I agree completely about Richardson's experience and qualifications for the job. Too bad he and a couple others who really are the most qualified to be President seem to not have a chance. Maybe if we start the rumor that Richardson was a thumb sucker, Biden said a bad word when he was learning to talk and Dodd peed on Santa's lap when he was 2 they'd get some publicity...lol! Annie
@speakeasy (4215)
• United States
28 Dec 07
Sounds like a good idea to me; but, would it get the necessary publicity if we made the comments. One of the earlier responders to this discussion; said he did a "search" and found a lot of articles about this topic.
• United States
28 Dec 07
It's really sad how low people will go just to get power. Is this what the world is coming to?
@speakeasy (4215)
• United States
28 Dec 07
While it is low, petty, and small minded; at least our country is not currently resorting to assassination to eliminate political candidates. The world will mourn the assassination of Benazir Bhutto in Pakistan; if she had won their upcoming election, she actually had the necessary support to stop the growing number of terrorists in her country.
@venigalla (191)
• India
25 Dec 07
mary christamas
@speakeasy (4215)
• United States
25 Dec 07
Merry Christmas to you also, and best wishes for the coming year.