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very definition of class, "grace under pressure", was exhibited by candidate
for president, Hillary Clinton, at the State of the Union speech. At the
same time, her main opponent, Barack Obama, exhibited the opposite,
and then denied it despite the pictorial proof that showed him ducking
away from the handshake of a fellow senator.
This action follows
his history in the Illinois senate of avoiding taking a stand by voting
"present"; claiming he made a mistake
when he voted so he could vote again thus voting on both sides, and the
way he has formerly ducked questions at the debates. Barack’s behavior
was similar to the way Bush treats people he fears or does not like by
avoiding, ignoring and bad mouthing them.
In this pictorial
tableau, we saw the character of these two candidates writ large. And a
media that would have crucified Hillary for such an action just treated
it like a joke -- but many of the voting public did not.
With a sincere smile
Hillary leaned in to shake the hand of
Teddy Kennedy who had, hours before stabbed her in the back. But Obama,
unable to face her, turned away, possibly
ashamed of his cowardice. He was standing right beside Kennedy who had
to extend his arm in front of Barack to shake Clinton’s hand.
The reaction of
many voters to that childish action of Obama caused his campaign to call
a halt to his nastier attacks on Clinton in his speeches. It eagerly agreed
to Clinton’s proposal that they stop being puppets jerked around by the
media circus. This resulted in a great debate, giving Barack a chance to
rehabilitate himself from his former snub and we all got a better idea
of what they stand for.
But at the end of
the day, Barack is not a person we can trust to make correct decision,
or perhaps even make decisions, under pressure, under fire. Avoidance is
historically his method of action when challenged.
The elderly Teddy
Kennedy, a long time D.C. insider, admitted that he was angry and wanted
to get back at Bill Clinton so he endorsed
a man that had slandered him in the past.
The real outside-Washington
Kennedys endorsed Hillary Clinton. For anyone who did not see this endorsement
for Hillary by three children of Robert Kennedy int the LA Times, we have
copied the first part and an URL where you may go to read the rest of it.
Naturally, the mean-stream media ignored it as they only focus on things
that are detrimental to Hillary. Our media promotes Barack constantly and
is a dependable fund raiser for him.
Kennedys for Clinton
By Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Kerry Kennedy
January 29, 2008
While talk of unity
and compromise are inspiring to a nation wary of divisiveness, America
stands at a historic crossroads where real issues divide our political
landscapes. Democrats believe that America should not be torturing people,
eavesdropping on our citizens or imprisoning them without habeas corpus
or other constitutional rights. We should not be an imperial power. We
need healthcare for all and a clean, safe environment. The loftiest poetry
will not solve these issues. We need a president willing to engage in a
fistfight to safeguard and restore our national virtues. We have worked
with Hillary Clinton for 15 years (and in Kathleen's case, 25 years) and
witnessed the power and depth of her convictions firsthand. We've seen
her formidable work ethic, courage in the face of adversity and her dignity
and clear head in crisis. We've also seen her two-fisted willingness to
enter the brawl when America's principles are challenged. Her measured
rhetoric, political savvy and pragmatism shield the heart of our nation's
most determined and most democratic warrior.
[More of this endorsement may be found at: http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-kennedy29jan29,0,1618955.story
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