Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Senator Obama: A Moment Of Class

Some have complained that Senator Barack Obama's statements regarding the media frenzy over Bristol Palin's pregnancy was tepid. Perhaps. But I disagree. I think his tone was exactly what it should have been. His words said what needed to be said, without going overboard. What Senator Obama said was this:
I've heard some of the news on this, and so let me be as clear as possible. I have said before and I will repeat again: I think people's families are off limits. And people's children are especially off limits. This shouldn't be part of our politics. It has no relevance to Governor Palin's performance as a governor or her potential performance as a vice president. And so I would strongly urge people to back off of these kinds of stories.

I have little to praise when it comes to Senator Obama, but in this instance he was fine. However, it may be time for him to rein in his campaign. There is little doubt that much of the attacks coming from the loathsome MSM is being pushed by members of the Obama campaign, which has a very close relationship to such far-Left agitators as the Daily Kos. As long as Obama allows his campaign to be so closely linked to such a radical, unhinged group as DKos, he will be tarred with the Loony Brush just as they are.

As for the MSM, which has found so much interest in a 17-year-old's pregnancy, they continue to slip in the estimation of the American public. As the NYTimes falls so low that it's stock is considered 'junk', it continues to show a leadership wholly out of touch with the America most of us inhabit, and in bed with the Leftist ideology that protects and defends the enemies of the United States while tearing at the fabric of this nation.

As Peter Wehner writes, in The Corner, in his post "Obama Outclasses the Media":
[...] Obama's class stands in stunning contrast to many of his supporters, including bloggers whose conduct since the Palin nomination has been well-documented, disgraceful, and must surely be an embarrassment to their more serious-minded and mature colleagues.

Some of Obama's supporters took to the pages of The Atlantic months ago to explain why Obama matters, explaining that he could overcome "the bitter, brutal tone of American politics." It is ironic indeed. In their rabid effort to support Barack Obama, many of his supporters are acting in ways that are completely contrary to Obama's promise. They don't want to argue issues; they want to mock and destroy people. They are, in short, the antithesis of what they say Obama is, and what they say they want American politics to be.

I don't support Senator Barack Obama and will not vote for him. But when he spoke to reporters yesterday he showed the sort of class that those reporters will probably never understand or appreciate.


shoprat said...

But did he mean it or was it all for show?

benning said...

Shoprat: I don't think that matters. He said it, publicly. Whether or not his followers heed his words ...

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