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Barack and the Inability to be all things to all Americans
September 24, 2008, 2:25 pm
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I recently listened to a report on NPR.  The report centered around Hispanic women who had been Democratic supports but had switched to become John McCain supporters.  One of the women interviewed cited her reason for switching allegience was Mr. Obama’s dropping of his Chicago church following the controversy surrounding the pastor.

The Hispanic subject of the interview cited Mr. Obama’s actions as demonstrative of a lack of character.  Why didn’t Mr. Obama stand by his pastor and his beliefs, questioned the woman.  If Mr. Obama could be so variable when controversy arose, then what did he really stand for, except for the ability to be a political chameleon?

I understand the woman’s point in that we want candidates who have a solidity of character.  I couldn’t help but see the irony in the woman’s position.  She had switched her political party affiliation and allegiance because she was upset with Mr. Obama for having done the same thing.