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Sen. Obama: Lay Off My Wife
by Mary E. Coe   
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Last edited: Tuesday, May 20, 2008
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Should the spouse or the grown children of a presidential candidate be fair game?



Sen. Obama’s wife, Michelle Obama, became a target and ads were put on the internet after she went before the mike and made the statement, “For the first time in my adult lifetime, I’m really proud of my country” 


Sen. Obama came to his wife’s rescue and defended her.  Sen. Obama said: “Lay off my wife”.  I appreciate the fact that Sen. Obama defended his wife. He looked good on TV defending Michelle Obama.  I love it when a man defends his wife. But, on the other hand, Michelle Obama has got to be careful of what she says.  She is a public figure.   The public, the Media and the Republican Party are going to listen carefully to everything she says.  When she put herself out there and makes speeches before thinking, she’s going to be scrutinized.  She’s going to become fair game.


Personally, I don’t believe she meant it the way it came out.  Her husband was doing so well and she was probably overwhelmed and caught up in the moment.  However, her husband is a presidential candidate and she is in the public eyes.  She needs to be careful.


Should the spouse of a presidential candidate be fair game?  Naturally, we are going to be concerned about what type of person the first lady or husband of the president is. But, should one party go after another party’s spouse or grown children about petty things? I don’t think so.  I believe we should leave the petty things alone.


So, they go after Michelle Obama for petty things.  What kind of skeleton does Sen. McCain’s wife have, if any?  We are all familiar with Bill Clinton.  What I’m trying to say is; if one spouse becomes fair game for petty things, all the other spouses may become fair games for petty things.  We don’t need the distractions. We need to stay focused on the real issues and the candidates. We don’t want to get side tracked.  We want to remain focused on the important things.   


It is important for the spouse of a presidential candidate to be proud of America.  I believe Michelle Obama is proud of America.  I know the words came out of her mouth.  I just don’t believe she meant it the way a lot of people interpret it.


However, Michelle Obama has to remember that what she says matters.  She is out there in the public eyes and she is fair game.




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Reviewed by Elizabeth Price
Crazy election isn't it. Well penned. Liz
Reviewed by Miller Caldwell
It is a bad age when we all take our eye off the picture. Dose it really matter what they wear, say or do? We are all subject to mistakes. Who can throw the first criticism?

While I admire so much about America, I find the Democratic nomination a soap opera with pollsters declaring regularly who is in the lead. Yes it is exciting to wonder if America will vote for the first woman or black President. But to run the race over a year is not only boring, it lets the incumbent President off the hook. I think to the Political soap opera I say "Lay off my Life!"
Reviewed by Cryssa C
For that matter...we all need to be careful what comes out of our mouths...

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