I was pleasantly surprised to see a journalist actually point out the discrepancies between Senator Obama’s campaign rhetoric regarding guns versus his record, but appalled by the suggestion to flip a coin between the two candidates. While researching Senator Obama, I came across so many discrepancies between his campaign rhetoric and his record, that I now think of him as the candidate of disingenuity.
Senator Obama claims to be a post-partisan candidate, yet he has a very partisan record. He claims to be able to work across the aisle, yet has very few bi-partisan accomplishments. He claims not to take money from lobbyists and corporations, yet a review of various fact checkers and watchdog groups indicates that he is actually taking money one step removed from these entities. He claims to be more transparent than other candidates, yet the records from his tenure in the Illinois State Senate have not been made available, which is especially troubling concerning the ongoing trial of his political patron, Mr. Rezko. Unfortunately, I’ve most likely failed to note all of the discrepancies between his rhetoric and his record, but I think I’ve made my point.p>Considering his lack of experience and the discrepancies between his rhetoric and his record, I don’t see how anyone could present the choice between Senator Clinton and Senator Obama as a flip of the coin. Senator Clinton has been in the public eye for many more years, and has a much greater understanding of the challenges facing our next President. I, for one, hope journalists take the time to help voters make a more informed decision. I don’t believe telling voters to flip a coin is an adequate suggestion considering we have troops in both Iraq and Afghanistan, and are facing a severe economic downturn. br> — Sharon br> A concerned voter /p>
In 1996, Obama filled out a questionnaire that says he is actually anti-gun. At first he insisted he had never filled out the questionnaire until the questionnaire was found to have his signature and writing on it. Do not be fooled by his current stance. He is doing this to attract pro-gun voters in the primary election. “Do you support state legislation to…ban the manufacture, sale and possession of handguns?” asked one of the three dozen questions.p>”Yes,” was Obama’s entire answer. This is one of the hypocritical stances Obama has. He is pandering to the gun owners of Pennsylvania. This is one of the reasons I cannot support Obama.