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  • Obama Misunderstands “Country First”

    Posted by Shannon Love on September 12th, 2008 (All posts by )

    Obama just does not understand [h/t Instapundit]:

    “So, when American workers hear John McCain talking about putting ‘Country First,’” Obama said, “it’s fair to ask –- which country?”

     Obama thinks “Country First” means “my country before your country”. However, when McCain says “Country First” he means that he puts the good of his country over his own self-interest. He finds fulfillment by serving the greater good and urges others to do like wise.

    Again, Obama does not understand his opponent.

     

    One Response to “Obama Misunderstands “Country First””

    1. MD Says:

      But, Shannon, in Sen Obama’s ‘Greek God Temple’ speech he looked right into the camera and said, “I have news for you (John McCain), we all put our country first,” or something very close to that. I think that shows that someone involved in writing the speech understood what Sen. McCain is trying to say by Country First. (I’ve never cared for Country First, myself).

      Anyway, I think the quoted line shows something else – lack of discipline. I mean, it’s still early days yet and they will likely regain a better campaign footing in days to come, but, the Obama campaign seem to be throwing everything out there instead of picking a few broad themes (like the economy) and focusing on those themes. They need to be disciplined. I just don’t get a disciplined vibe (hey, I seem to really like that word these days) from that lot. They’ll get it back, I think. This is gonna be a squeaker of an election. Of course, I’m a terrible predictor, so, I could be totally wrong!