Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Kindergarten Comes Back to Haunt Obama

I am not a fan of Mrs. Clinton or Mr. Obama, but I can't believe this is for real. Someone please tell me this is a joke.

Twice in One Day: Senator Obama Tries Rewriting History, Again Claims He Hasn't Been Planning White House Run
At an event in Boston this evening, Senator Obama claimed for the second time today that he is "not running to fulfill some long held plans" to be elected President, contradicting statements his friends, family, staff and teachers have all made about him.

"Senator Obama's relatives and friends say he has been talking about running for President for at least the last fifteen years. So who's not telling the truth, them or him?" Clinton spokesman Phil Singer said.

In Boston this evening, Senator Obama said: "I'm not running to fulfill some long held plans or because I think it's open to me." In Iowa earlier today, he said: Senator Obama said: "I have not been planning to run for President for however number of years some of the other candidates have been planning for."

But that's not what Senator Obama's teachers, family, classmates or staff say:

Immediately after joining the Senate, Senator Obama started planning run for President. "'The first order of business for Senator Obama's team was charting a course for his first two years in the Senate. The game plan was to send Senator Obama into the 2007-2008 election cycle in the strongest form possible'...The final act of the plan was turning up the talk about a potential Presidential bid, which was greatly aided by his positive press and suggestions by pundits that he run for President." [U.S. News and World Report, 6/19/07 ]

His law school classmates say that Senator Obama has been planning Presidential run for 'more than a decade.' [A]ccording to those who know him, he has been talking about the presidency for more than a decade. "It was clear to me from the day I met him that he was thinking about politics," says Harvard Law School classmate Christine Spurell. [Washington Post, 8/12/07 ]

15 years ago, Senator Obama told his brother-in-law he was planning to run for President. Craig [Robinson] pulled him aside [in 1992] and asked about his plans. "He said, 'I think I'd like to teach at some point in time, and maybe run for public office,' recalls Robinson, who assumed Senator Obama meant he'd like to run for city alderman. "He said no -- at some point he'd like to run for the U.S. Senate. And then he said, 'Possibly even run for President at some point.' And I was like, 'Okay, but don't say that to my Aunt Gracie.' I was protecting him from saying something that might embarrass him." [Washington Post, 8/12/07 ]

In third grade, Senator Obama wrote an essay titled 'I Want To Be a President.' His third grade teacher: Fermina Katarina Sinaga "asked her class to write an essay titled 'My dream: What I want to be in the future.' Senator Obama wrote 'I want to be a President,' she said." [The Los Angeles Times, 3/15/07]

In kindergarten, Senator Obama wrote an essay titled 'I Want to Become President.' "Iis Darmawan, 63, Senator Obama's kindergarten teacher, remembers him as an exceptionally tall and curly haired child who quickly picked up the local language and had sharp math skills. He wrote an essay titled, 'I Want To Become President,' the teacher said." [AP, 1/25/07 ]

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow... "I know what you said in kindergarten" indeed.

I don't know who I will vote for. I really didn't agree w/ Brownback on the border issue. I don't understand how one could be pro defense, and support fighting those who go to war w/ us, but be willing to put off getting our border in check. I see now why Brownback supported McCain after he dropped out.

Hate to say it, but to me Rudy seems to be the only one who "gets it" on the defense end of things. And he, along w/ Ron Paul and Huckabee are the only ones who I believe that I can take at their word on everything.

But Paul is way too pacifist for me - esp for a time of war. Huckabee's rhetoric is way too far off to the extreme for my taste, frankly it turns me off. F Thompson doesn't seem to want the job. McCain is just to ...um, he doesn't seem to have it all together. I just don't like Romney - he's sounds too much like what he is - a politician - in a very bad stereotypical way.

The only negative for Rudy, other than his personal life (but that's just what it is: his personal life) is the abortion issue. But, unlike Romney and others - he has been consistent on his position. And unlike Kerry, he hasn't tried to talk about how pro-life he really is deep down inside. I find his honesty enduring.

The other thing that he has been consistent about is his feeling that Roe v Wade is bad law - because law is not to be passed by the judiciary. He has said many times that the judiciary, Constitutionally, should send it back to the legislature and let congress decide it. I agree.

So ... it looks like I may be supporting Rudy.
What do you think?

Wow - after writing all this I think I may have to post it at my own blog - lol! Maybe I will in the form of a longer rant closer to the primary. :)

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