Obama speaks on Father's Day at new church

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  1. Cleverboy macrumors 65816

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    YouTube:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hj1hCDjwG6M

    Obama Calls for More Responsibility From Black Fathers
    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/16/us/politics/16obama.html?pagewanted=2&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss

    This line cracked me up most:
    "Any fool can have a child."

    I liked this too:
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    Very nice. Let's see how the right tries to smear this.
     
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    That they can't say it without being called racist.
     
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    I heard sound bites of this this morning and the one thing I noticed is that he sounds more like preacher than a presidential candidate.
     
  5. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    what?! not at all, imo.

    he was talking about the importance of family. simple as that. try watching the whole thing. :rolleyes:
     
  6. Cleverboy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    My fiance said th same thing. Her exact words were: "He sounds like a preacher." My response was, "It's definitely an important message.", to which she responded, "Amen."

    He had the same "preacher-feel" in his other speech on religion (and whenever he's spoken in front of a church). I think I remember Bill Clinton also speaking in front of a church and sounding very "preacher" when giving a polished and positive message. It's kind of a "venue" thing. When in Rome.

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  7. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    perhaps i just equate preaching with religion then. talking good sense and responsibility doesn't mean preaching to me, it means reminding people of doing the right thing.
     

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