Better a Bush Than Obama, Who Is Too Much Like Martin Luther King

RECEIVED Sat., Feb. 9, 2008

Dear Editor,
    Maybe voters haven't looked further into the Barack Obama candidacy/qualifications/history. If the U.S. has another 9/11 attack, are you willing to let an inexperienced, unseasoned, jargon-motivated, Antoin Rezko crony make decisions? Obama has not explained his connections with Rezko; he has tried to bury them. I don't trust Obama. I don't think he is smart enough to be the president of the United States. I have heard his many speeches and studied his deliveries and have found that he repeats his message; he skirts issues when asked directly to explain a subject; he lies. I have heard him say the same things over and over, and he absolutely knows how to touch that "change" political button of voters. He uses the JFK/MLK/change message each time he speaks. His speeches are tone-charged to get the exact emotional high from people. MLK did the same thing by his intonations. The only thing this type of speaking promotes is emotion. We absolutely don't want a president who makes decisions on his emotions. Just because he can write/deliver a good speech doesn't mean he has the experience to make hard decisions, decisions he will have to make if he is elected. A U.S. president needs intelligence. He will get us in World War III. He's dangerous, and I fear his type of presidency. Obama has never been in the position of making critical decisions; he is not consistent; he carries with his candidacy too much historical baggage. If he were elected, how many outstretched hands will he have to fill? Some say, "We need a leader." For the country's sake, you don't want Obama. What has he led? What has he done to inspire leadership? Given a rousing, emotionally laden rah-rah speech? Electing a president on that criterion is criminal. I'm surprised that some voters think these few emotions qualify Barack Obama to be president. He isn't even a "slick" politician. He isn't smart enough to be. I wish I could just say that he was corrupt and that is why I won't vote for him. But the honest reason I won't vote for him is because he isn't smart enough and is inexperienced. I fear this man and what he would do if elected.
Judy Harper,
Stockton, Calif.
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