Is this man the RIGHT man???

Obama doesn't respect the flag, doesn't respect ou - His wife was never proud of our country in any way, until he was nominated for President. He says only NOW has his "faith in America" been vindicated.
United States
November 2, 2008 11:10am CST
Is this man, who won't acknowledge our flag or our national anthem, the man we want to allow to LEAD us? Where will someone like this lead our nation?
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@spalladino (17921)
• United States
2 Nov 08
You don't believe that there are more important issues facing this country than symbolism? Barack Obama has shown, through his actions, that he cares about the people who live in this country...and McCain has shown, through his actions, that he is Bush Service Pack 2. So, yeah, Barack Obama is the right man to lead this nation because we need to head in a new direction and both McCain and Palin are more of the same old, same old.
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• United States
2 Nov 08
No, you are mistaken. Obama has shown thru his WORDS that he cares about the people who live in this country. He has shown thru his ACTIONS that he does NOT: **no help for his own brother (I don't care that he didn't grow up with him; they are brothers and he has visited him.) **no help for his aunt, and when it came out that she is here illegally all he had to say was he didn't know (of course) and all appropriate laws should be applied... **the low income neighborhood in Obama's Chicago district is in disrepair and the people are SUFFERING. He had the ability to help, as a private citizen with millions of dollars, AND he had the ability to help as the Senator for their district: his help went to their miserable LANDLORDS (the ones who helped make his career...) **even tho economic advisers and CEO's, and those who know about such things repeatedly say that his tax policy will lead to a SEVERE recession or a DEPRESSION, he continues on that road, and he even said it will take longer to recover doing it his way, but it is FAIR!!!! McCain has a LONG history of helping people as both a private citizen AND a Senator. McCain has been well respected by BOTH Dems and Republicans for many years, BECAUSE of his bipartisan mindset and his willingness to buck anyone who is wrong, even if it could hurt him. You can try, but you cannot honestly deny this is true. *****And you cannot deny that, as a multi-millionaire and a US Senator, if Obama REALLY wanted to change the world and help people, we would have SEEN SOME OF THAT HELP BY NOW
@spalladino (17921)
• United States
2 Nov 08
I disagree. Barack Obama has shown more than words through his work in the poor communities in Chicago starting back in 1985 when he could have been earning big bucks practicing law, followed by his stint in the Illinois State Legislature and as a U.S. Senator. I also don't agree that he is responsible for his brother or his estranged father's half sister and definitely is not responsible for knowing the whereabouts of every member of his extended and very fragmented family. My ex's sister and her worthless boyfriend choose to work for a carnival...have been doing that for years. Off season they survive on unemployment. They live in a travel trailer. Should my children, her own son or any of the other members of the family be responsible for her? Right now, since the show travels in the south during the fall, I have no idea what state she's even in. She's poor by choice. Whatever happened to personal responsibility? Obama is as responsible for keeping track of his aunt as my daughter is of keeping track of hers. As far as economic advisors and CEO's go, you will find a variety of opinions regarding to Obama's tax policy depending on who you talk to so you can't take any one or two opinions as Gospel...unless you choose to. McCain has a LONG history of helping people as both a private citizen AND a Senator. Would you mind sharing some examples with me? Not tax write-offs, but where McCain has actually become involved and given his time as well as some of his massive wealth to others. McCain has been well respected by BOTH Dems and Republicans for many years, BECAUSE of his bipartisan mindset and his willingness to buck anyone who is wrong, even if it could hurt him. You can try, but you cannot honestly deny this is true. He certainly doesn't have a history of bucking Bush according to his voting record so I guess that would mean that Bush was right each time? I don't really know. I'm more interested in the future, I guess. *****And you cannot deny that, as a multi-millionaire and a US Senator, if Obama REALLY wanted to change the world and help people, we would have SEEN SOME OF THAT HELP BY NOW The same can be said about John McCain who has actually had MUCH MORE TIME and MUCH MORE MONEY to change the world and help people. Had he done so we would have seen some of THAT HELP by now, too.
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• United States
2 Nov 08
Unfortunately, I can't paste anything here yet. So I will keep coming back with links, one at a time - sorry. Here, McCain's money to charities, including all of his pay increases in the Senate since 1991 -- he didn't agree that they should get a pay increase, and it was approved anyway, so he vowed not to take it and hasn't -- any increase in his Senate pay since 1991 has gone to charity. McCain is a remarkable man if people would just open their eyes and look. http://philanthropy.com/news/updates/4437/john-mccain-discloses-data-on-his-charity-giving
@Latrivia (2889)
• United States
2 Nov 08
Ah, this old topic. I'm one of those people who doesn't really care about empty symbolism. Obama could burn the flag for all I care - how he says his pledge, stands during the anthem, or treats the flag makes no difference to me. I think he's not the right man for the job, but it's not because he doesn't put his hand over his heart during the anthem that leads me to believe this.
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@newtondak (3949)
• United States
2 Nov 08
I don't believe he is the man for the job and his disrespect for the flag and for the American people is just part of my reasoning for believing this way.
@Latrivia (2889)
• United States
2 Nov 08
Well, congrats to you, I guess. Everyone has their own expectations for how a president should act. Empty symbolism just happens to not be in my qualifications.
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• United States
2 Nov 08
Oh, if only it WERE empty symbolism! It obviously is NOT EMPTY, or he wouldn't bother to defy it.
@piniongrl (142)
• United States
2 Nov 08
are you talking about the claims that came out in the beginning that have been debunked hundreds of times already? Please be more specific with your claims.
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@newtondak (3949)
• United States
2 Nov 08
The photo speaks for itself - there needs not be anything more specific!~
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• United States
2 Nov 08
This photo is completely subjective, we don't know at which point this photo was taken. Were they saying the pledge cause no one's mouth is moving and everyone is looking in a different direction. If they are playing the national anthem it's never been a requirement to put your hand on your heart for that. If anything it kinda looks like he might be the only one paying attention to the task at hand. Please stop the fear propaganda, that has been the major reason McCain's campaign suffered.
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• United States
2 Nov 08
My "claim" is that the picture speaks volumes about how Obama feels about us, our country, our flag. How can he lead a people he cannot respect? How can he protect and defend our Constitution, as he will swear to do if sworn in as President, when he doesn't care anything about our Constitution. He believes the Constitution can and should be CHANGED. That document is what has protected us for over two centuries, and if we allow it to be changed by activist judges or by politicians, we are setting ourselves up for ANYONE who can get themselves elected (including by lying or presenting a false image that we fail to recognize til it is too late)to come and change ANYTHING to the way they want it. The American people were given a most precious gift by our very savvy forefathers. We cannot let ANYONE take that from us.
@newtondak (3949)
• United States
2 Nov 08
Both Barak and Michelle Obama had made no bones about the fact that they have been "disappointed" in America - that in the past they have not been proud of their country, and Barak's lack of respect towards our American flag is even more of a reason to back away.
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• United States
2 Nov 08
guess what tons of people are disappointed in America right now that's why the voting numbers are sky high right now in this election cause they want to see it get better.
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• United States
2 Nov 08
A person can be disappointed in a policy, in a President or Congress. They can be not proud of a certain aspect. However, to say you've NEVER been proud of your country -- a country that no one can honestly deny HAS done a lot of good for a lot of people, regardless of any mistakes, is a so wrong, and so unAmerican, and SO NOT WORTHY TO BE PRESIDENT.
@gewcew23 (8010)
• United States
2 Nov 08
Note to Obama just put your hand over your heart. Is that so hard. Do you have a broken arm or something that prevents you to do what everyone else is doing on that stage. Bill Richardson and Hillary Clinton had their hand over their heart.
@irishidid (8716)
• United States
2 Nov 08
I'm not big on the flag or singing the national anthem. Horrible song in my opinion. But, there are people who have great respect and to be a good leader a president must have respect for his citizens. It's like the respect you show in church even if you aren't religious. You have to be able to connect and I don't think he's capable of connecting with the citizens. Much like (oh boy am I going to hear about this!) Bush who is unable to connect with the people he serves. It is pure arrogance and it will not serve him well in the long run. If he expects to become president he needs to act the part for all the people, not just the ones who voted for him. This is something Bush failed to get. On the chance Obama becomes president he would do well to learn this lesson.