Yesterday the two contenders for President of the United States put politics aside for the day and joined together to honour those who fell in the 9/11 terrorist attacks 7 years previous. Ground Zero, for a day at least, became common ground. Cindy McCain joined Barack and John at the site where the mighty towers once stood whilst Laura Bush and Lynne Cheney joined their husbands on the lawns of the White House for a minutes silence. But in all the displays of affection, rememberance and respect there was one notable exception…one notable absence… would be First Lady Michelle Obama.
Whilst Cindy McCain recognised the importance of this day in the life of the nation, and looked geuinely moved at times, Michelle Obama was nowhere to be seen. She didn’t even schedule any kind of public event or statement to mark the day. Whilst I wholeheartedly disagree with using such an anniversary for political purposes I do feel that given Michelle Obama’s shakey record on patriotism this should have been a day when she at least made a token gesture to the American people, after all she does want to be their First Lady. The McCain’s on the other hand showed even more why they are worthy of the White House.
Not content with paying his respects in New York he headed to Pennsylvania with his wife to pay tribute to the brave men and women who stormed the cock pit and prevented another hijacked airliner from crashing in to another public building and costing yet more lives. Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell, a Democrat who often speaks out against the McCain as an Obama campaign surrogate, was clearly impressed and said of McCain “It’s an honor to have him here, not just as a presidential candidate but as a great American patriot,” His Vice President is also proving her patriotics credentials by returning home to Alaska to bid farewell to her son as he is deployed to serve his country in Iraq.
Regardless what this situation reminds us of is the fatc that Michelle Obama is one of many weak links in Obama’s cheap chain. I find it outrageous bordering on ridiculous that a man who hopes to become the leader of America and its Commander In Chief can have a wife who claims that her husbands nomination is the ‘first time I have felt proud of my country’, a wife who can’t be bothered to make even a token gesture to remember one of the worst terrorist attrocities ever committed, and oh yes… a family pastor that claimed 9/11 was ‘just’. He just doesn’t seem to care. This latest episode of naievity or cold indifference just adds to my belief that the Obama’s are not fit to hold the keys to the White House. I eagerly await Palin’s first one to one TV interview tonight and then hopefully we can begin to put the Obama campaign down for good.
Latest polls: John McCain: 45 % – Barack Obama – 43%