Interesting that when someone is confronted with a politically charged question that is best left to be a personal opinion that is formed by a personal relationship between a particular person and whatever he considers his/her maker, a question intended to do nothing to "settle" the issue but only fuel an ultimately meaningless argument, the person is criticized when the answer is truthful. Obama surely has an opinion but understands its limitations - the opinion is not valid once it escapes the confines of his skull - and expressed his understanding of his own limitations. Since it doesn't help you and others heap some shit on him, you attack him for not being willing to assume he is his maker's equal, or that his relationship with his maker is more valid than anyone else's.
So, God is the ultimate authority unless acknowledging that spoils your taste for an argument.....I get it now. Jim
Jim, Jim, Jim. I am not attacking Sen. Obama.
Dig's edit: As for being asked a politically charged question, given the setting, circumstances and questioner, what else should Sen. Obama expected?
This leads to the question...How prepared is Sen. Obama to lead if he can't anticipate something as basic as this?
In addition to the usual reasons I come here, I am also seeking some enlightenment and education. FTL has had a profound effect on me and I would describe my political awareness prior to these happy days at BWOT as somewhere in the neighborhood of a 15 watt bulb. Now I feel llike a 40 watter, aspiring to 60! I read what everyone says and try to sort it out but sometimes I have questions. I want clarification so I ask.
Given the vociferousness of the lefterly side of this happy band of palaverers, I have no choice but to ask of those who post.
As for the right, I could ask Jay but he mostly talks in graphs which are too small for me to read and comprehend. If I ask the others, the left side swings into action like a fire horse hearing the bell so I just save a step and go directly to the source.
Obama seems nice enough. He is acknowledged to be just right of Karl Marx but if everyone says that's ok, then I'll consider him.
Like I said previously, I voted for the Dem. candidate in the last two presidential elections. Are you certain you want me to do so again?
Dig's edit: I tried to edit once but it didn't appear.
Once again I'll try. Regarding the "politically charged question", given the setting, circumstances and questioner, shouldn't Sen. Obama have been prepared to provide an answer? Does this speak to his readiness to lead?