- If the Obamas had an unwed, pregnant teenage daughter?
- If Barack Obama finished fifth from the bottom of his graduating class?
- If Obama was the candidate who left his first wife after she had a severe disfiguring car accident?
- If Obama had met his second wife in a bar and had a long affair while he was still married?
- If Michelle Obama became addicted to painkillers and had acquired them illegally through her charitable organization?
- If Obama had been a member of the Keating Five?
- If Obama was known to display publicly, an issue with his temper?
Would the educational backgrounds of the candidates be an issue if they were reversed?
Columbia University - B.A. Political Science with a Specialization in International Relations.
Harvard - Juris Doctor (J.D.) Magna Cum Laude
University of Delaware - B.A. in History and B.A. in Political Science.
Syracuse University College of Law - Juris Doctor (J.D.)
United States Naval Academy - Class rank: 894 of 899
Hawaii Pacific University - 1 semester
North Idaho College - 2 semesters – general study
University of Idaho - 2 semesters -journalism
Matanuska-Susitna College - 1 semester
University of Idaho - 3 semesters -B.A. in Journalism
If you are like most, your partisanship would skew your response. I, of course, raise an eyebrow at this stuff.... but I am sure there are those with an opposite list that I would shrug off. It makes you wonder.
What I find most interesting is that, one way or another, this election is about Obama. I meet few republicans who are behind McCain... they are simply against Obama. What is sad is that many of the reasons they articulate against Obama are false. I have heard from two different Christians in the past few days that they are nervous about his Muslim ties. Good Grief!! I guess those endlessly forwarded emails do work their magic.
In fact, one Christian I know feels it is still appropriate to paint Obama as a Muslim (regardless of his conversion to Christianity from an agnostic tradition) because "When you study the Muslim culture, you know that Obama is a Muslim (CULTURALLY) because of His father. The Muslim faith travels through the fathers line."
Well .... I guess it is okey-dokey then! :)