Senator Obama is No Leader

United States
March 18, 2008 9:24pm CST
I still don't buy it. How can we trust him to stand up for all of America, if he can't stand-up to him racist preacher? A leader needs to stand up for what is right, not for what is easy!
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• United States
19 Mar 08
judgement is an extremely important characteristic of a good leader. how is it good judgement to allow children to be taught the very real tone of racial divide? Obama spoke of himself as the candidate to unite all people, to bring change, and hope. How can he lead unity amongst people when the very message he supports is a message of division? Leaders unite, they dont divide. He refuses to seperate himself from this man which represents his support for the divide Wright represents. Before this controversy, I felt that no matter what the Democratic party would be able to overcome this prolonged nomination race and still win the presidency. Now thanks to Obama racial divide is once again in the minds of every American who has been paying attention to the news in the last few days. the sad thing is that people who support Obama or Clinton have begun to forget that we are all democrats. Hate is something that we put behind us years ago. Forward progress is what democrats represent. I fear for my party, and I hope that whomever becomes our nominee is able to rebuild the division that Obama's pastor has resurfaced as an issue.
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• United States
20 Mar 08
Well I agree that this whole thing has set the Democrats back in the elections, but... Thanks for commenting.
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@Latrivia (2889)
• United States
19 Mar 08
A leader needs to stand up for what is right, not for what is easy!
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• United States
20 Mar 08
Latrivia, I would say that Obama is really a coward, since he didn't stand up against this so called Reverend. His entire religious experience is about politics, not about God.
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@Latrivia (2889)
• United States
21 Mar 08
I would say that Obama is really a coward, since he didn't stand up against this so called Reverend.
@Latrivia (2889)
• United States
24 Mar 08
"Really what would you think about a person that says all that. Would that person be your new best friend? " What would I think? I'd think he'd have issues. I'd think maybe he grew up in hard times - during an era that, oh I dunno, people like him might have been treated as second class citizens? We're not talking about me, though, now are we? We're talking about two men with a 20 year relationship. There is no 'new best friend'. It's a family friend - one who performed Obama's marriage ceremony, baptized Obama's children, and has accomplished more in his life than a lot of us have. Do I condone all the things he said? No - and neither does Obama. I'm just not willing to write someone like that off because of a couple 30 second clips taken completely out of context were used to paint him as a "radical" racist. Who knows, he very well may be a racist - doesn't mean anything. Lots of people are racists. It's whether or not their racism remains an opinion, and is not acted out on that matters. Just because you don't have a high tolerance level for other people's opinions, doesn't mean everyone else shares your standards. Some of us actually try to be understanding - even tolerant - of mindsets that we abhor, so long as they don't lead to anything dangerous.
@mehale (2200)
• United States
20 Mar 08
I have to admit that while I did vote for him in the primary and have been supporting him, I now have serious doubts about his true beliefs and feelings. Attending the church as long as he has it would be hard for him not to be influenced by the pastor's feelings.
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