The two candidates' wife
• United States
12 Jul 08
I said the same thing back when Bush Sr was in office because I really believed in Barbara, and despite of things when she flubbed around Katrina time, I still do. I won't lie, I wonder about this country. I wonder if I'm doing the right thing supporting the candidate I picked. I had to think long and hard on this because I am an American and I want what I feel is the right thing. We have folks dying in Iraq daily. WHY? we still have folks over there we haven't heard on about or from. They just upped and disappeared, and yet and still we have a President who truly believes in his heart that despite of it, that Iraq was a good thing. I don't know what to say about that.
• United States
12 Jun 08
I think you're right about Cindy McCain having more grace than Michelle. I, being an outspoken, brash woman, prefer the boldness and say-what-you-mean attitude of Mrs. Obama, however. Cindy is a bit too submissive for me to identify with (not saying that's a bad thing, mind you), but she is very polished, very experienced when it comes to wielding press, and very elegant when it comes to any of the public appearances I've seen. She also puts up with a lot of crap from her husband! Michelle is tough and very forthright, which I find admirable, but she does seem to be getting attacked a lot for faux pas that a person more experienced in dealing with the media would be able to ward off. I don't know whether that lack of polish will cause more people to identify with her or whether that will cause people to be off put. Interesting topic! You see the Mr. Obama vs. Mr. McCain posts here, a lot, but I haven't seen a Mrs. vs. Mrs. yet!
13 Jun 08
i see Mrs.Mccain is using the "i am only now proud to be an american"statement to make Michelle Obama look unpatriotic and i agree with that assessment,but i find both OBAMAS to be not really proud to be Americans types,i watched a clip on utube that showed Berack Obama not putting his hand as all patriotic Americans do,over his heart during a reciting of the national anthem,that plus listening to the likes of Rev.Wright's racist rants in church for 20 odd years,and on top of all that,in a nationalized speech he says" i have heard things said by my pastor that have made me cringe AS I AM SURE WE ALL HAVE FROM TIME TO TIME,yea right i haven't yet! ,first off i do not like it when someone trys to speak for me like that,i call it the john lennon syndrome,where someone just nominates himself to say things on your behalf,but really doesn't reflect how you really feel,in another instance during a debate Berack Obama was asked to explain his slumlord association and he answered the question this way,just as an example of speaking for someone else,he responses "I DON'T THINK AMERICAN WANTS TO HEAR ABOUT THAT I THINK AMERICA WANT TO HEAR ABOUT JOBS,THE ECONOMY,THIS IS THE SAME OLD POLITICS ETC ETC" meanwhile this evasive tactic is nixon all over again you know and in fact more of the old style politics which in fact mean he is more of the same by saying this is more of the same!change what change?let me demonstrate another of Berack Obama slight of hand tactic when it comes to politics,Obama calls for change right?saying he is the fresh change America is looking for right?ha ha!how many years have America had the old all boys club at capital hill?as far back as i can remember,now if Obama wants to demonstrate that he is for truly change in the way old school politics is done,he would make the first change,end the all old boys club and take on the FIRST TIME EVER WOMAN AS A RUNNING MATE BOTTOM LINE!Hillary Clinton!but will he?NO!want to know why not?because for one thing somebody at the top is already telling him NOT TOand pandering Obama is already buckling under to pressure to not make changes to the "more of the same politics" that he promises to change,so now we know why so many senators changed sides from Hillary to Obama,because now its pay back time huh OBAMA?change?what change?even though Hillary is the only one who can unite the Democratic voters on the women side!and this will cost him the election come nov!if Obama takes any of the former Democrat leadership contenders who lost to Hillary in the leadership race what will that do to his credibilty and will show his poor judgement as future president,in any case senario Hillary would be his best option,second john edwards who did poorly with the women voters and the list gets worse as they go down the line,governor (turn coat,i got my job because of Hillary's husband )Richardson?for sure obama would be chased out of washington behind Richardson!someone mentioned Dudd as i call him another turn coat senator who owes Bill Clinton big time,who on the night of Senator Clinton defeat was on saying on CNN AAA HILLARY SHOULD GO AND ENDORSE OBAMA NOW blab blab blab!AS I SEE IT OBAMA'S CAMPAIGN IS SO BIG A TROUBLE THERE IS NO WAY HE WILL WIN,HE HAS TO WIN OVER HILLARY LADIES VOTER WHO WILL VOTE FOR MCCAIN RIGHT NOW!he will have to win over MCCAIN'S landslide winnings and 100%support in his own states,this is not going to be as easy as going against Hillary because Hillary couldn't go all out on Obama she was restricted from not making obama look bad but MCCAIN that is their strength!this won't be a obama makes a speech and everybody comes running
14 Jun 08
who is sleeping with who is a petty silly and is has no place in this election but Obama's association with a slumlord who was found guilty on fraud charges,Obama benefited directed from his association with Rexco,his home that was in the millions got it for 1/3 less than the going rate because of Rexco,who later bought a home right next door to the OBAMAS yet Berack OBAMA made it sound like he barely knew the man!just like he waited 20 years to claim he was somehow now become offended by what his racist Rev Wright was saying,instead of coming out before the utube news broke now that is true change from the more of the same but it was only when he began to show signs of winning the Democrat candidate!that he started to distance himself from Rev.Wright!now that show poor judgement on a potential presidential candidate don't you think?What does Cindy sleeping with john while he may have been with someone else prove about John McCain,did he benefit from it like Obama did in buying a home with the help of Rexco?no!
• United States
16 Jun 08
For those of you who bring up the past of the candidate's wife that you don't like, everyone has a past. Everyone has skeletons, including everyone on Mylot.com Let's look at who the ladies are today and how they present themselves. Cindy is gracious. She is upbeat, happy, and full of zest. She has a number of charities she works with. When Michelle was asked what she would do, where her interests lie, she said we would have to see. The woman either has no idea or she is hiding something...maybe that all her interests center on black issues. Michelle is a bitter woman. Black women who admire her suprise me. Michelle is successful, had an excellent education, makes a lot of bucks, and yet, she is still bitter. You can see it in her face. You can hear it in her words.
13 Jun 08
your point is undeniable, i absolutely 100% have to agree!if michelle becomes the first black lady to be the first lady,i am afraid of what the white house will look like!eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyaaaaaaaaaaa!imagine if the president of russia comes to America and mistakenly give Obama his coat to put away?holy!
• United States
13 Jun 08
Hello Maria_K, I'm giving this discussion a great, big, thumbs up! Though, maybe not for the reason you might expect. When considering the varying degrees of relationships, none is on par with that of long-term spousal couple. There is an intimate trust, and hopefully a mutual respect that is not present in any other type of relationship. The President's spouse has the ear of the President, in a way that no one else will. Given your "equally bad" analysis of the two candidates, I very much support your willingness to explore possible influences on the candidates. That makes great sense! Cindy McCain has a long history of philanthropy. She is a successful business woman. She is as graceful as any President's wife has ever been. She is well spoken as well as reserved in her commentary (a quality that I greatly respect -- as opposed to people who have no filter between their brain and their mouth). Hmmmm yes, she strikes me as being very grounded. Which, is no small feat, given her second-generation wealth. Most 'trust-fund' babies that I've personally known, or seen through the eyes of the media are anything but grounded. My guess, and it is only a guess, is that Cindy McCain extends that sense of groundedness to John. She strikes me as being a terrific sounding board, as she likely would reserve judgement until she has pondered a subject using her reasoning skills. She strikes me as a natural introvert, who over the years, has developed her social skills to adapt to an extroverted world. Contrarily, there is little question that Michelle Obama is a natural extrovert, who seems to have not yet developed that filter between her brain and her mouth. She has demonstrated that she is impulsive, which is not a desireable characteristic in a First Lady. Though, my biggest objection to Mrs. Obama is that she comes off as angry to the depth of her being. Anger perpetuates anger. That is not what I want to have intimate access to our President's ear! Body language is incredibly telling. I have observed the body language of the McCain's and the Obama's, and the body language between the two couples is miles apart! Rather than comment on it, I would put the MyLot community to the challenge. Observe the candidates and their wives before they reach the podium, when they enter a hall or auditorium. Before the thespian training kicks in -- watch carefully, and I believe that you will see a great deal more about the power dynamics between the parties. Thanks for urging me to ponder this more deeply, MariaK. Great discussion topic!