Comments on: To Obama, it seems like there are more than 50 states http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/05/09/to-obama-it-seems-like-there-are-more-than-50-states/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: jrobert http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/05/09/to-obama-it-seems-like-there-are-more-than-50-states/comment-page-1/#comment-368247 Wed, 06 Aug 2008 05:58:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/05/09/to-obama-it-seems-like-there-are-more-than-50-states/#comment-368247 Of course Barack Obama knows there are 50 states in the United States even people who live outside of the United States are aware of that fact.He graduated from Havard,he was a law professor so clearly he`s not a dummy.I think that people forget that even smart people make mistakes too.It doesn`t make him ignorant or even a liar,it makes him human.For Reuters to make such a sneeringly ignorant and arrogant comment such as “To Obama,it seems like there are more than 50 states” is represntative of their own intellectual shortcomings, not his. All human beings make mistakes,so long as they learn from it that`s the important lesson.If they don`t then you can honestly call them ignorant.

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By: Ratgurl http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/05/09/to-obama-it-seems-like-there-are-more-than-50-states/comment-page-1/#comment-360696 Tue, 13 May 2008 21:55:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/05/09/to-obama-it-seems-like-there-are-more-than-50-states/#comment-360696 Ms. Sandra Lewis, I have to side with Mr. Dawkins on his analysis of your commentary. Clearly you have tied your life experiences directly to the campaign of Senator Clinton and associate her failure to win with your failure to overcome your own hardships. Having been in the workforce for 44 years tells the readers that you have lived through the era of segregation and unequal pay for equal work. And yes, it still exists, but significantly less so than when you were in your peak.

Please, Ms. Lewis, consider your stance. Do you truly believe that HILLARY will be a good president, or would you support ANY woman with equal fervor, just because she sports a uterus? I, myself, would LOVE to see the day America puts a woman in office, but I hold HER to the same tough standards I hold any man to. The person who takes office must be able to do the job without malice or contempt, and Hillary has repeatedly shown us she is not capable of this. Hence the increasing support for Obama. He has not been corrupted yet, and this is America’s opportunity to take advantage of that. Yes, he is idealistic, and yes, he’s offered some lofty promises. But like the bumblebee that doesn’t know it’s not built to fly, Obama will press forth and make things happen. Even the politicians can see it – why can’t you?

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By: Cathy http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/05/09/to-obama-it-seems-like-there-are-more-than-50-states/comment-page-1/#comment-360629 Mon, 12 May 2008 19:50:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/05/09/to-obama-it-seems-like-there-are-more-than-50-states/#comment-360629 I don’t think he’s been to Vermont during the campaign :( Certainly not since summer ’07 or else I would have been there, waiting in line to see him…

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By: Zarthus http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/05/09/to-obama-it-seems-like-there-are-more-than-50-states/comment-page-1/#comment-360600 Mon, 12 May 2008 07:15:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/05/09/to-obama-it-seems-like-there-are-more-than-50-states/#comment-360600 Jeez, someone makes a mistake and he’s again penalized for it. At least he wasn’t deliberately LYING. It was something said out of exhaustion or maybe even it was a joke. Who cares? Why aren’t people attacking Hillary for her lies about Ireland and Bosnia etc? Those were actual lies.

I’m a woman and awfully tired of hearing other women in my age or older blathering about Hillary Clinton and how nice it would be to have a female president. She is a liar and someone made a comment above that if Hillary had said 57 states, it would be complained about. Actually, no it would not. Obama has had a lot more class in not picking fights over stupid things. I’m over 35 now and think that I’d like to see a candidate that I feel will fix things like foreign relations, motivate people to help ourselves and not lie about -her- experience. She has no real experience above what Obama does. For all her foreign trips etc, he actually -lived- life as a kid outside the country seeing other places. I’d consider that on par to her many tea parties.

In the end, I’m sick of hearing people say that blacks all vote for Obama and women who are older all vote for Hillary etc. If someone is black and votes for Obama, good. There are blacks that obviously voted for Hillary too. I just am so tired of the gender and race card. I don’t even believe in ‘race’ in the first place. Some of us vote for non-superficial reasons. Being the first female or the first black president is not a reason for someone to get a vote.

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By: Jack from Kansas http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/05/09/to-obama-it-seems-like-there-are-more-than-50-states/comment-page-1/#comment-360586 Mon, 12 May 2008 02:44:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/05/09/to-obama-it-seems-like-there-are-more-than-50-states/#comment-360586 As I’ve said before, Obama talks about change and I have yet to see in writing exactly what changes he proposes. I don’t think he has enough experience to run our country. True tho I’m GOP since 1962, I’m not happy with
Pres. Bush’s Iraq war so I was going to vote for Ms Clinton however the powers that be ,not the citizens, have decided that Obama will be the democrat candidate therefore I will be voting for John McCain.

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By: Sandra Lewis http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/05/09/to-obama-it-seems-like-there-are-more-than-50-states/comment-page-1/#comment-360576 Sun, 11 May 2008 21:14:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/05/09/to-obama-it-seems-like-there-are-more-than-50-states/#comment-360576 I hope Reuters does not look upon me with disdain, however, the security word I had to type was “love”. Timely, indeed, Reuters!

I love constructive critism and comments and I got a good feedback based on my comments. However, I must reply to the James Dawkins’ post. *** I know you are an African-American male, Mr. Dawkins. I also know you “love” Mr. Obama. This is entirely fair. However, your comments about my hate for males has to be a product of your psychosis that strong women have the misfortune of generating. I was an employee for 44 years. I had 44 years to see how women are held back. And the beat goes on.

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By: Doug http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/05/09/to-obama-it-seems-like-there-are-more-than-50-states/comment-page-1/#comment-360547 Sun, 11 May 2008 06:28:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/05/09/to-obama-it-seems-like-there-are-more-than-50-states/#comment-360547 Good grief people, he mistakenly said 57 when he meant 47. I can live with that. Our service members cannot live with John “100 years in Iraq” and “Bomb bomb Iran”

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By: Jizzle http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/05/09/to-obama-it-seems-like-there-are-more-than-50-states/comment-page-1/#comment-360542 Sun, 11 May 2008 05:49:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/05/09/to-obama-it-seems-like-there-are-more-than-50-states/#comment-360542 So he meant to say 47. If he’s not going to Alaska and Hawaii as he said, and he has one left to go, well.. I suppose you McCain supporters can compute simple mathematics.. but just in case, that would make 47.

Also, don’t act like McCain has never misspoke, do you not remember when he called himself a liberal?

And speaking of John McCain and numbers and what not.. how about the number of years he wants to keep spending your money to benefit war profiteers?

BTW, I’ll cast a vote for Obama over McCain, but I in no way support him.

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By: Dean Wood http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/05/09/to-obama-it-seems-like-there-are-more-than-50-states/comment-page-1/#comment-360541 Sun, 11 May 2008 05:33:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/05/09/to-obama-it-seems-like-there-are-more-than-50-states/#comment-360541 You are joking! This man does not how many States there are in his own country because he is an elitist, as his comments about those who ‘cling’ to guns and religion being ‘bitter’ prove. Not to mention hanging around with a pastor for 20yrs whose comments are racist and anti-American in anyone’s terms; and not to mention hanging around with an unrepentant Weather Underground terrorist; nor taking money from a man now charged with criminal offenses in Chicago; not to mention – well what is next?

The man is an empty suit who makes a good speech. America needs a leader – Clinton, McCain it doesn’t matter just not Obama.

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By: No Obama http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/05/09/to-obama-it-seems-like-there-are-more-than-50-states/comment-page-1/#comment-360534 Sun, 11 May 2008 02:22:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/05/09/to-obama-it-seems-like-there-are-more-than-50-states/#comment-360534 Can’t imagine US citizens are willing to put their country in the most inexperience hands. 8 years of Bush, US is half way done, another 8 years of Obama, US will be fully finished.

That’s it. Don’t blame anyone about the economic, war or etc….it’s your own choice.

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