Thursday, January 17, 2008

Obama and Lincoln

Listening to NPR today and heard them asking three candidates their favorite former presidents.

Rather revealing. Fred Thompson mentioned George Washington for his integrity. McCain mentioned Lincoln, TR, and Truman, for their guts and energy. OK, not surprising choices given their messages on the campaign trail.

But the most revealing was Obama. He said only Lincoln. His reason? Lincoln did not attack his political opponents. Huh? Obama is simply ignorant. Lincoln sent federal agents to close opposition newspapers. He had people arrested and detained and denied Habeus Corpus simply for opposing him. The list goes on of Lincoln's oppressive activities against Northern political enemies.

If these choices reflect real opinions and not just campaign rhetoric then Obama is a dangerous man. I suppose he is just ignorant and poorly read in history. The alternative is scary.

In either case Obama is not competent or qualified to be President of the United States.

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