Monday, November 3, 2008

Does Family Matter? I still can't understand how Barack Obama seemed to ignore his own family roots.

I wanted to get a sense of how Barack Obama balanced keeping in contact with his mother, and his extended family, with his political career. John McCain's mother is actually on the campaign trail with him. At the very least, I wanted to know how Barack Obama treated his mother during the final year of her life. Did he ignore her and instead go write a book in Bali, about his father?

Did Barack Obama spend that time in Illinois, schoomzing with Foundations and getting on their boards?

For what purpose? Why be on the board of a foundation if it means you do that instead of help your dying mother? For those of you who think this is private, I would agree it WAS PRIVATE, until Barack Obama made a campaign commercial about how his mother died battling the insurance companies. and then mentioned it in the second debate. Did Barack Obama profit from his mother's misery while not even being there for her?

Shame on the media for not letting us know the truth. Once a politician chooses to profit from personal family details, those details should be investigated. This is just one more way the media has been a joke this year. Meanwhile, John McCain's mom has been an active participant in this year's presidential race even as an hour doesn't go by in which John McCain's health is not questioned. Ask Keith Olbermann if Hillary Clinton should get out of the race for staying in it just in case...

So it's ok to bring it up about John McCain, but not Barack Obama?

Apparently there are impoverished extended family members of Barack Obama hovering about in the United States as well. It looks to me like Barack Obama has chosen his career over his extended family, even as we see the Clinton family and the McCain family work as a team during the election process.

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