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Old 01-26-2009, 11:27 PM   #11
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Default Re: Obama chooses to skip Salute to heroes Ball

There is no excuse in my book for not attending.
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Old 01-26-2009, 11:35 PM   #12
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maybe he was the 1st president to not be invited.
Trust me, if Clinton was invited, he would be invited.
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Old 01-26-2009, 11:55 PM   #13
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I agree he probably should have went but not the end of the world he didnt. I know hindes i just hate the way media puts spins on stuff. Both Sides. barack is not dumb when it comes to public image. This is probably what he is better at than anything. So imagine if he didnt show out it was with no intent to snub the armed forces.
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Old 01-27-2009, 12:03 AM   #14
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how many people here actually knew of this inaugural ball before this article?

i didnt. never even heard of it.

oh well, i think the same people who disliked him before woulda still disliked him even if he did show up.
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how many people here actually knew of this inaugural ball before this article?

i didnt. never even heard of it.

oh well, i think the same people who disliked him before woulda still disliked him even if he did show up.

I knew about it. Sure I'm x-military but never the less, most importantly I'm sure HE knew about it.
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I knew about it. Sure I'm x-military but never the less, most importantly I'm sure HE knew about it.
but he's not ex- military.

who was responsible for sending him the invite?
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Old 01-27-2009, 12:42 AM   #17
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Default Re: Obama chooses to skip Salute to heroes Ball

Also, I'm sure there's still people that dislike Obama, and I was certainly a Mcain supporter, but I do respect the office, and the leader of our nation.

Makes no difference to me that he is Obama in this situation, had Bush or Mcain skipped this event I would be as equally upset.
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Old 01-27-2009, 12:46 AM   #18
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but he's not ex- military.

who was responsible for sending him the invite?

There have been other presidents who were not military men. I can't say who is responsible for sending an official invitation, and not even sure if there is an "official" invitation sent in recent years, since it had become a sort of tradition.

But for argument sake let's say he didn't recieve an invitation, he would have recieved MAJOR kudos from me had he showed up anyway.
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Default Re: Obama chooses to skip Salute to heroes Ball

Lastly, and I know I may seem like I'm spamming this thread, but don't expect Obama to get "free passes" for questionable or wrong decisions, it comes with the office.

I pray that Obama can change this country for the better, I sincerely do, but that doesn't mean I will give him any slack for things I feel strongly about,.......lord knows Bush didn't get much slack.
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Also, I'm sure there's still people that dislike Obama, and I was certainly a Mcain supporter, but I do respect the office, and the leader of our nation.

Makes no difference to me that he is Obama in this situation, had Bush or Mcain skipped this event I would be as equally upset.
Im glad you feel that way. Says alot about your character. I wish a lot of pople would feel more like you. Thanks for your service. I disagreed with a lot of things presidents have done and when bush got elected he wasnt my guy. But its my job as a american to support my leader.
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