There are plenty of issues with Obama. Shit, how much do you hear about Bill Ayers and Obama?Now I am just going to play devil's advocate here...
At the time of the Obama article there wasn't a controversy. At the time of Palins, well no one seems to shut up about her 4 month old, her pregnant daughter, and everything else.
It will be interesting to see if US weekly does a cover with Biden though.
Issues and controversy are two different things. Obama isn't perfect and I don't doubt that the media is more in favor of Obama, just due to the sheer amount of pro obama stuff that is out there vs pro mccain - please note I said PRO and not slander, bad, etc...There are plenty of issues with Obama. Shit, how much do you hear about Bill Ayers and Obama?
Well yeah. He doesn't want the statements he wife has said in the past being used against him. I feel that if your spouse is out there making political statements they become fair game, otherwise they should be off limits.Issues and controversy are two different things. Obama isn't perfect and I don't doubt that the media is more in favor of Obama, just due to the sheer amount of pro obama stuff that is out there vs pro mccain - please note I said PRO and not slander, bad, etc...
The other thing you have to remember is this is a first for Americans. Not just the black president thing, but a female vp. And as we know, DC is filled with card carrying members of the "old boys club" and Palin will be taken to the slaughter more than likely. But you have to commend Obama because the moment this shit hit the fan about her daughter, he said it was off limits and not to even go there.
Ayers is now a distinguished professor at a major public university and notable and somewhat respected figure in Chicago.
Obama's total "association" with him consists of:
1) Being at his house once (saying that he launched his campaign from there is not true - he was at the house at one point and ran for the State legislature later - that doesnt mean he launched the campaign from there)
2) Being on an anti poverty board once for a charity with him
LinkAyers and Dohrn hosted a "meet-and-greet" political meeting for Obama at their home in the Hyde Park section of Chicago, where the Ayers and the Obamas lived. (The meeting has also been called a fundraising event.) It was at this meeting that then State Senator Alice Palmer introduced Barack Obama as her chosen candidate for the 1996 Democratic primary. Although the exact date of the meeting is not known, it was sometime in the second half of 1995, according to Ben Smith, a reporter for The Politico. Chicagoan Maria Warren wrote in 2005 on her Musings & Migraines blog: "When I first met Barack Obama, he was giving a standard, innocuous little talk in the livingroom of those two legends-in-their-own-minds, Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn. They were launching him — introducing him to the Hyde Park community as the best thing since sliced bread."
Obama served as president of the board of directors for the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, a large education-related nonprofit organization Ayers was instrumental in starting. The board disbursed grants to schools and raised private matching funds while Ayers worked with the operational arm of the effort. Both attended some board meetings in common starting in 1995, retreats, and at least one news conference together as the education program started. They continued to attend meetings together during the 1995-2001 period when the program was operating.
Obama and Ayers served together for three years on the board of the Woods Fund of Chicago, an anti-poverty foundation established in 1941. Obama had joined the nine-member board in 1993, and had attended a dozen of the quarterly meetings together with Ayers in the three years up to 2002, when Obama left his position on the board, which Ayers chaired for two years. Laura S. Washington, chairwoman of the Woods Fund, said the small board had a collegial "friendly but businesslike" atmosphere, and met four times a year for a half-day, mostly to approve grants. The two also appeared together on academic panel discussions, including a 1997 University of Chicago discussion on juvenile justice. They again appeared in 2002 at an academic panel co-sponsored by the Chicago Public Library.