If an Obama daughter was pregnant, would the response be the same?

@sumpter (214)
United States
September 2, 2008 8:42pm CST
I am very curious about this, but I want to know what all you out there think on this subject before I way in.
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@ZephyrSun (7387)
• United States
3 Sep 08
I'm sure the right would be all over it like flies to shyt. Even though they will respond that they wouldn't care, there are many here still spreading the rumors about "Obama being a Muslim sleeper cell agent" lmao
@sumpter (214)
• United States
3 Sep 08
Haha..i had to laugh at that one. You are so right man, they would be all over that story like bees on honey. Somehow I feel like it would be worst than this, but that a whole different story for a different post.
@ZephyrSun (7387)
• United States
3 Sep 08
Well considerating that Obama cannot breath without them finding something to bash him on.
@xfahctor (14114)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
3 Sep 08
I am conservative and my response WOULD be the saem, it's off limits, his children are OFF LIMITS. I have a lot of respect for sen. Obama and his family, including his wife. Look back and you'll find I was fairly silent about his wifes comments, she was his wife, not the candidate.
@alnoodle (48)
• United States
3 Sep 08
Assuming Obama's daughters were older... since they are so very little. Honestly, I don't think the press would be ALL over it like they are Palin. I think because Palin is a woman she is held to a different standard than a male. Think about it... Bush's daughters are no where near perfect... and although the press may talk about it... it's not plastered everywhere and people aren't waiting for the public to freak out. Honestly, I think Palin should be getting credit for the fact that she didn't march her daughter into an abortion clinic and try to hide it. Seriously. Instead, she is teaching her daughter to take responsability for her actions. Isn't that what we want to teach our kids... to take responsability for their actions? Heck, no kid listens to their parents 100% of the time... it doesn't mean they are bad kids... and it doesn't mean the parents are bad parents... it just means that things happen and we need to learn to take responsability for our actions. In a perfect world, Palin's kids would not be torn down by the media... after all they aren't running for any office and they did not choose to be a part of it. Unfortunately, it's not a perfect world...
@sumpter (214)
• United States
3 Sep 08
Palin is held to a different standard because she is a woman, however, that is how this all works. While it might not be right, it comes with the territory. In the eyes of many, Obama will be held to a different standard because he is an African American, that why this election is so historic. I cannot wait until we have our firsts of the first so that we can get through all of this. I would hope that she is teaching her children to take responsibility for their own actions. Your right, no child listens to their parents 100% of the time. I just feel like Obama's children (assuming they are older) would get a different type of attention. For one, I do not think the evangelical christians would support the Obama famliy as they have come out batting for the Palins.
@sumpter (214)
• United States
3 Sep 08
Obama is being held to a different standard because of his race, but as you mentioned it is a different standard. There is no way not to when your the first African American nominated by the party. Women also share in the burden of their own standards and it isn't far at all for them. When I heard this about Palin's daughter, I thought it was a personal family issue that she be dealt with at home. I will not judge Palin on the fact that she is a women, that doesn't matter much to me. I will judge her on how strong she on the issues that are important to me. I've known and her before she was put on the national stage for this election so my opinion of her hasn't changed. What I do not want to happen is for her true self to be swayed in order to win a stupid election and I know you can agree with me on that one.
• United States
3 Sep 08
well lets think about this, mccain's daughter is not pregnant, so this is a very poor question
@sumpter (214)
• United States
3 Sep 08
But Sarah Palin is and that deserves just as much credit as the presidential choice. If Biden's daughter was pregnant, that would garner the same attention.
@Taskr36 (13928)
• United States
3 Sep 08
"If Biden's daughter was pregnant, that would garner the same attention. " I disagree. The press has completely ignored Biden's daughter and her history. Palin's daughter on the other hand was being smeared before this statement was even released.
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@sudalunts (5527)
• United States
3 Sep 08
Even though Palin is a propionate of abstinence, and her daughter got pregnant, people are overlooking her platform and saying things like, they are the typical american family, with the same problems. This woman is for abstinence, but her own daughter did not practice what her mother is preaching. Had it been an Obama daughter, I am sure people would be critical, addressing the morality of the situation, the family values etc. People can say what they want, but most people would not be so accepting if it was one of the daughters of Obama.
@sumpter (214)
• United States
3 Sep 08
THANK YOU...i wondered if i was the only one in the world thinking this. Its very true
@xfahctor (14114)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
3 Sep 08
Sorry to break it to you, but I am not an Obama supporter and still, his children would be just as off limits to me.
@Taskr36 (13928)
• United States
3 Sep 08
The anti-McCain crowd was digging through the Palins' lives and spreading horrible rumors BEFORE the pregnancy was announced. Go ahead and find one conservative that has been spreading rumors about Obama's daughters. I haven't even heard the press mention Biden's daughter even though she's been arrested before (which I'm only bringing up for comparison's sake). US Weekly does fluff pieces on Obama while viciously attacking Sarah Palin. The bias is clear.
@bmorehouse1 (1029)
• United States
3 Sep 08
I'm sure that the response would most likely be the same. It seems the media likes to pull "skeletons out of the closet" and sensationalize it. They also brought out something about Palin's husband that happened eons ago, which has nothing to do with how she will do her job. I think the family problems need to be off limits. Girls get pregnant all the time. Does anyone really think that a girl will stop and think "Gee, my mom is against this, so I won't do it!" I don't think so! Why can't everyone concentrate on how well the person will do her/or his job and leave the families alone!
@sumpter (214)
• United States
3 Sep 08
Your right man, I do not understand why the media decides to pull these things out. It does nothing about gas prices, a crippling economy or the wars we are engaged in. The paradigm needs to shift in the way the media reports politics. I swear this must be a way to legislate some change against this.
@mscott (1925)
• United States
3 Sep 08
It would be called racism if people were to attack anything dealing with Obamas family. He in fact previously made some pretty outrageous statements about his daughters being punished with a baby at an early age. I think this shows this woman is more like the rest of society then any of the other politicians involved. She has a family and real life problems that money just doesn't make go away.
@sumpter (214)
• United States
3 Sep 08
True, but Obama's family is just as the same too. Palin and Obama are both raising daughters in a time when the cameras are on both of them. I do not think anyone wants to have their child pregnant at a young age, but if it happens the family should deal with. If this were to happen in Obama's family, someone would draw it to race and say this only adds to the amount of young African American girls who are teen mothers, thats just the way this country works so personally, I would expect it. However, every critizism of Obama is not racist, and he can and should be critizced just as any other candidate.
@eden32 (3978)
• United States
3 Sep 08
Of course it would be the same response. The public likes to read about "scandal". I feel bad that this young woman will have to deal with so much media attention, but that's part of the package when you or someone in your family is in the public eye.
@sumpter (214)
• United States
3 Sep 08
I feel bad for her too...no one would forget this in the current time. But you are right, there is no choice when your in the public eye. However, this should bar McCain from running a decent campaign.
@xfahctor (14114)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
3 Sep 08
It would be exactly the saem, my personal shock would be a little greater because his daughters are MUCH younger, I believe the eldest is only 11. but it is just as much off limits. they are his CHILDREN and to me are sacred territory. I would blast anyone in here on it, I would blast anyone in conversation about it. It is OFF LIMITS, PERIOD.