Wednesday, May 28, 2008

So, who is this Obama guy, anyway?

I'm actually trying to keep an open mind this election season. None of the prospective Presidential candidates are conservative, so none of them fit the bill all that well for me. With Obama, I try to give him the benefit of the doubt and figure most of what he espouses is pandering to his ultra liberal left supporters where the money is. I'm not all that sold on it though, as he keeps on with the "I'll get us out of Iraq" mantra which is the worst possible move he could make on that front.

Anyway, I've come to the point where I really need to figure out who he is and what is in his core. He's trying to help in that regard, too.

Earlier this year he claimed that the march in Selma, Alabama was a personal connection for him. His claim was that his parents met and were so inspired by all of it that they got married and had a little Obama. Nice connection actually, except for the fact that he was born in 1961 and Selma happened in 1964.

This past weekend he presented his family connection to World War II and the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps by claiming his Great Uncle was attached to Patton's 3rd Army and he was one of the first in to liberate Auschwitz. There were two problems with this one though. One, his Great Uncle enlisted in the Navy and Auschwitz was liberated by the Red Army, not Patten's third. So, Patten must have been packing a his own Navy along with him, and then loaned them to the Russians, or it's possibly not true.

There ya have it. Obama is?

Forest Gump....

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