Obama didn't visit the wounded troops - what's your opinion on this?

@trish32 (1471)
United States
July 29, 2008 12:46am CST
I think he should have visited them. And I think he should be ashamed of himself for passing up the opportunity to do so. I don't care if his campaign manager couldn't be there, or that cameras weren't allowed. Unless there was a matter of security that prevented the visit, or something comparably important, then he should've kept his word. If he really wants to know what's going on over there, and what kind of impact pulling the troops out would have, then perhaps he should've taken the time to talk to those who know what it's really like to be in the mix over there from first hand experience. Yet another shameful mistake made by Obama, in my opinion.
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@MntlWard (880)
• United States
30 Jul 08
He visited wounded troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, and cameras weren't allowed there. I don't know why he needed his staff so much when it came time to visit wounded troops in Germany, but cameras were not an issue.
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@trish32 (1471)
• United States
30 Jul 08
I just think it's wrong that he did not take the time to visit the folks who've sacrificed so much for the good of our country and others. I just think it's a slap in the face of the soldiers who've been wounded serving our country. Thanks for your reply!
@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
31 Jul 08
Maybe he just felt his time would be better spent at the gym so he could make the cover of People Magazine.
@trish32 (1471)
• United States
4 Aug 08
LOL, you know I never thought about that! I often wonder how much of what the candidates do is real, and how much is just staged for the sake of publicity. It's sad to think, really, that we can never truly know until they get in office and we find out through their actions. Scary!!! Thanks for your reply!
@Smith2028 (797)
• United States
29 Jul 08
I believe this is a potentially fatal mistake. I don't believe in politicizing our wounded troops, but as a Senator, representing the United States, and someone who wants the highest job in the land, not visiting the troops could be devastating to his campaign. Given his proximity to the troops, there is no excuse for him to not have visited. Without video cameras, without photographers, Senator Obama should have gone and visited troops who have given themselves completely to defending a nation and putting themselves in harms way for the betterment of the world. But no, there was no media, no throngs of people, no speaking engagement to be broadcast and rebroadcast, so he chose to make it nothing at all.... Shameful and sad.
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@trish32 (1471)
• United States
30 Jul 08
I agree completely! I am no supporter of Obama, not by a long shot. But I know that Obama stands a chance of being elected since he first put his name in the running. And I have long hoped that he would prove to have what it takes to be the president, at least to put my mind at ease. However, once again he's proven to lack what it takes to be a good president. It truly is a shame.
@academic2 (7010)
• Uganda
29 Jul 08
I think obama made a political mistake he should have seen this coming-but you see that man is very witty-he is very charming and he is promising a rock solid change, that is what Americans want to hear-it is small storm in a up of tea!
@trish32 (1471)
• United States
30 Jul 08
Yes, it is sad that so many people will take a person at their word alone without looking for support from their actions. I still believe that actions speak louder than words, and sadly Obama's actions do him a great disservice. Thanks for your reply!