February 29, 2008

AT PJM: Barack Obama and the Politics of Personal Distraction

Is Barack Obama black enough to be president of the United States? Is he too black? Does he belong to a church that is too radical? Is he too unpatriotic? Too Muslim? Is he too Somali?

My latest article is up at Pajamas Media.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at February 29, 2008 08:49 AM

Bob, normally I like everything you write, but I don't get this article at PJM. You conclude that we should be concentrating on what is really important:

"political positions, his record, his philosophy on the role of government in our lives, and whether or not he has the experience, temperament, and judgment to be our president when compared against the probable Republican candidate..."

while chastizing people for looking at Obama's heritage and history, as well as his actions. You don't think those things are all clues to his philosophy, temperament and judgment? Don't many of the things you cite give us a glimpse of Obama's political positions? Should we not be concerned that the persons usually considered to be the most influential in a man's life, his mother and his wife, both appear to be rabid anti-Americans, most especially his mother. Should we not be concerned how loyalties to a foreign country or culture might affect Obama's philosophy and political positions?

We are trying to get a complete picture of a man who to date has shown himself to be a man of little substance. I think everything is important to consider.

Posted by: Sara at February 29, 2008 01:21 PM