i’ve wondered this for awhile now, because there was another quote from him earlier on about expecting the day to come that his daughter has to have an abortion or something …
anyway, here’s a blurb from another news article:
Obama said in Virginia that he understood why Palin was getting so much attention.
“Look, she’s new, she hasn’t been on the scene, she’s got five kids. And my hat goes off to anybody who is looking after five. I’ve got two and they tire Michelle and me out,” he said.
A questioner rose and asked Obama to join Republicans and agree that candidates’ families and religion are off-limits.
Palin’s unwed pregnant teenage daughter and the teachings of her church, the nondenominational Wasilla Bible Church, have been the subject of scrutiny since McCain picked her as his running mate.
Obama responded that he already has said families are off-limits and he’s very protective of his daughters, 10-year-old Malia and 7-year-old Sasha. He said he doesn’t want their inevitable future mistakes to become newspaper fodder if he gets to the White House.
i’m not saying i think he eats children or keeps them in cages, but i do think he’s got a lot more of his focus on the presidency than raising his kids (which isn’t surprising, since he’s had more focus on the presidency than doing his job as senator) … it almost sounds like he can’t handle two kids, even with his wife’s help, and that he would rather expect his daughters to get into some kind of trouble than put effort into parenting them the right way so they will be unlikely to get into trouble.
do we want someone like that overseeing a cabinet of grownups with different opinions? do we want a person like that making decisions that are supposed to help put society ‘back on the right track’ and set us on the right course for a ‘brighter future’?
again, i’m sure he’s a nice guy, and i know he sometimes tries to do the right thing (“families are off limits”), but he’s not fit to be leader. he’s a big star-struck puppy, and he’s not prepared to carry out any of his shiny promises, and definitely is not equipped to ‘fix the existing problems’.