I Have a Gripe

October 30, 2010

Should the President Stump for Fellow Dems?

So, here I am watching President Obama stumping for Dick Blumenthal in Connecticut. I’ve been thinking about this for awhile and I would love to hear from my readership on this thought.

I know that both parties have sent the President and/or First Lady to stump for their fellow party members during a campaign. However, should they be doing that? Let’s face it, it isn’t cheap for the President to fly around and when he goes anywhere, it is on the taxpayer’s dime, not the party or the candidate. The same should go for the First Lady. We pay for her travel as well.

The President is supposed to represent all Americans, not just those in his party. Therefore, I really believe once he gets into office, he shouldn’t be allowed to stump. Regardless of party. Period. When the President partakes in partisan rhetoric, he only represents those in his party and potentially alienates the rest of the nation.

So, am I being overly-sensitive? I would love to hear the thoughts of my readers.

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2 Comments »

  1. Oh, if only our politicians and “leaders” thought like you do!!!!

    Comment by Joe_NewYork — October 30, 2010 @ 9:20 pm | Reply

    • LOL…thanks Joe. I know, “there you go making sense again.” 😉

      Comment by alvb1227 — October 30, 2010 @ 9:32 pm | Reply


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