Barack Obama

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

“I wasn’t living large. I had an old, beat-up car, had a little, tiny beat-up apartment. I was wearing raggedy, beat-up clothes. I got holes in the shoes, had holes in my car. You all’ve been there. You know what I’m talking about.”
"Barack Obama

I like Barack Obama, but it feels like a stretch to talk like he hasn’t come from privilege " he hasn’t exactly emerged from destitute poverty, nor has he had the toughest life.

While you can hardly criticize anybody for graduating from Harvard Law, poor people don’t fork over that kind of tuition, nor do they have parents who attended Harvard for their PhD studies.

Especially in an election featuring fellow alleged working men Mike Huckabee and John Edwards, Obama should be campaigning based on the politics of the country, not on conjured claims of former poverty.

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