As most know, Rick Warren of the Saddleback Church in southern California had both presidential candidates to discuss the issues facing our country. One of Obama’s responses is bringing quite a bit of attention:
Rick Warren: At what point does a baby get human rights in your view?
Sen. Barack Obama: Well, I think that whether you are looking at it from a theological perspective or a scientific perspective, answering that question with specificity, you know, is above my pay grade.
Does Obama ever answer any difficult or controversial questions? Rick Warren did not ask for the scientific or theological point of view for the human rights of a baby. Warren asked “in your view.” Basically, Obama, what do you think is the point when a baby gets human rights. In my opinion, Obama’s answer suggests he either has no view (since that was the question) or he knew his answer was going to be a problem for his audience (since the meeting was at the Saddleback Church). So he decided to skip the question all together.
These kinds of answers out of a candidate running for the highest political office in the land are totally unacceptable. America needs to know your opinions and viewpoints, Senator. Yet Obama continues to avoid telling us anything about what he truly believes. As a disclaimer, I want the readers to know that I am by NO MEANS a McCain supporter. I hold McCain in great disdain and contempt because he has proven repeatedly not to be conservative in belief or policy. I do not like that he says he will act differently in office as president than the way he acted and voted while in Congress. I am still not sure I will even give McCain my vote because of this. Believe in something and stand for what you believe. Therefore, I cannot vote for a person who refuses to express his point of view, as Rick Warren asked him to do. A president needs to have convictions and beliefs that will guide his decisions while in office, who will not cater to party politics and special interests. To both candidates: Tell people what you believe and explain to us why you believe it. You will garner far more respect (and hopefully more votes) by telling people what you stand for rather than changing your tune for every audience.