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Obama says 'Palin's family off-limits'

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SweetestOfPeas
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Obama says 'Palin's family off-limits'

interesting...

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Barack Obama responds to Gov. Sarah Palin's daughter's pregnancy

"People's families are off-limits ... children are especially off-limits," he says

Obama says reporters should "back off these kinds of stories"

Bristol Palin, a senior in high school, is about five months pregnant

MONROE, Michigan (CNN) -- Sen. Barack Obama said firmly that families are off-limits in the campaign for president, reacting to news that GOP running mate Sarah Palin's 17-year-old daughter is pregnant.

"Let me be as clear as possible," Obama said. "I think people's families are off-limits, and people's children are especially off-limits. This shouldn't be part of our politics. It has no relevance to Gov. Palin's performance as governor or her potential performance as a vice president."

Obama said reporters should "back off these kinds of stories" and noted that he was born to an 18-year-old mother.

CNN story

I give him a LOT of credit for this!

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Posted 9/1/08 7:10 PM
 
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Shanti
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Re: Obama says 'Palin's family off-limits'

Class act move. Hope the same respect is shown for his family.

Posted 9/1/08 7:12 PM
 

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that poor girl has enough to deal with right now and people in the media have been down right mean about the whole thing.

Posted 9/1/08 7:13 PM
 

Beth
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Re: Obama says 'Palin's family off-limits'

Posted by Shanti

Class act move. Hope the same respect is shown for his family.



agreed

but personally- I am sure the damage is done already- he doesn't need to add to it- nor should he-

Posted 9/1/08 7:13 PM
 

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Re: Obama says 'Palin's family off-limits'

I really like his response to this and the whole story really hits home for me.
I was an unwed teenage mother, if my son were running for the presidency of the US & he was asked about this topic regarding his opponent, I'd hope to god he would have enough respect & appreciation for me and our situation to say its not important to the campaign.
What an insult it would be to his mother if he handled it any differently.
Not to mention he has two daughters that will be teens if he serves a two terms as president, I'm sure as hell he thought about the possibility of one of them being exploited in a less than desirable situation and how that would make them feel.

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Posted 9/1/08 7:15 PM
 

Jackie24
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Re: Obama says 'Palin's family off-limits'

I am sure he was just saving face by saying this, knowing that it has hurt her already

Posted 9/1/08 7:29 PM
 

BaroqueMama
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Re: Obama says 'Palin's family off-limits'

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I am sure he was just saving face by saying this, knowing that it has hurt her already



Well, of course the damage is done and he's probably jumping around in circles in his home somewhere with joy over this. BUT, lesser people wouldn't have said this. He has little kids of his own, I'm sure he absolutely does mean this.

Posted 9/1/08 7:32 PM
 

bella
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Re: Obama says 'Palin's family off-limits'

While I'm sure he means what he said, especially given the fact his mother had him at a young age, I am SURE he and many, many other democrats are smiling about this.......I do think it was classy for him to go on the record like that though although I'm not an Obama fan AT ALL.....

Posted 9/1/08 10:45 PM
 

Jackie24
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Re: Obama says 'Palin's family off-limits'

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Posted by Jackie24

I am sure he was just saving face by saying this, knowing that it has hurt her already



Well, of course the damage is done and he's probably jumping around in circles in his home somewhere with joy over this. BUT, lesser people wouldn't have said this. He has little kids of his own, I'm sure he absolutely does mean this.



I'm sure your right.....I am sure he doesn't want her family to "suffer" in anyway, just reap the benefits Chat Icon

Posted 9/1/08 10:47 PM
 

HomeIsWithU
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I'm not an Obama supporter, and although I agree with PP that the damage is already done and Obama and other democrats are probably secretly thrilled about this, I do have to say that I'm very impressed with his comments.

Posted 9/2/08 2:14 AM
 

IrishLasss334
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Re: Obama says 'Palin's family off-limits'

Although none of the candidates thrill me, I'm glad to see he made these comments. Although, how could he really criticize, I'm sure if he had, it would have come out that his mother had him at 18.

Posted 9/2/08 9:07 AM
 

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Re: Obama says 'Palin's family off-limits'

I do think he is a class act in general, and this only proves it. He has asked the media to lay off of his own wife and children, so I think it's fair that he's asking them to do the same for Palin.

Raised an interesting point too that his mother had him when she was only 18.

Posted 9/2/08 9:11 AM
 

MrsFlatbread
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Re: Obama says 'Palin's family off-limits'

Posted by Shanti

Class act move. Hope the same respect is shown for his family.



Ditto..

Posted 9/2/08 9:25 AM
 

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Re: Obama says 'Palin's family off-limits'

Posted by Jackie24

I am sure he was just saving face by saying this, knowing that it has hurt her already [/QUOTE

he has said this previously and on many occassions so it wasnt just a matter of him saving face. its what he believes.

Posted 9/2/08 9:29 AM
 

MarathonKnitter
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Re: Obama says 'Palin's family off-limits'

whichever candidate you support, i think we can all agree that it was a smart and classy thing for him to do.... no matter how he reacts privately.

Posted 9/2/08 9:46 AM
 

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Good, I really hate it when candidates take personal stabs at each other.

Posted 9/2/08 9:51 AM
 

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Posted 9/2/08 10:19 AM
 

Ophelia
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Re: Obama says 'Palin's family off-limits'

I don't think any parent, at their core, would be thrilled about the hardships another parent would face unless they were a thirsty blood sucking vampire...and then they wouldn't even bother commenting to the media about anything being "off limits"

his point is 10000000000000% correct. GOBAMA!

Posted 9/2/08 10:26 AM
 
 

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