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Obama Vs McCain
By Kickntrue on 8/13/08
Forget the upcoming election- the important showdown could happen much sooner than expected, on the mini-golf course. Myrtle Beach tourism officials have found a way to make news by extending a challange to both Barack Obama and John McCain to play in the upcoming Masters National Championship of ProMiniGolf. The whole thing started after ABC reporter Cokie Roberts criticized Obama for going on vacation to Hawaii instead of somewhere like Myrtle Beach.
This is never going to happen- but I'll at least give The Grand Strand's people some credit for trying to turn nothing into something. Plus- I'd love to see them duke it out. I think I'd have to put my money on the Old Man for this one.
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Ummm, is Hawaii somehow less American than Myrtle Beach? Because that's what this "incident" seems to be about, Obama shouldn't be going to a "foreign" place on his vacay he should be going to an American place. Ummm ..yeah, OK. Now I understand why we've had the government we've had for the past eight years.
I dont see how that is a reflection on the current govt (though don't get me wrong- I'm not diehard supporter). It seems to be a media reflection- which is pretty firmly in the left.
I do agree with your basic premise, though- that yes, last time I checked Hawaii is in the US.
What I got from that exchange wsa that there is perception that Obama needs to avoid going to Hawaii or other such "foreign seeming places" if he wants to get elected.
And I would conclude that if there's any truth to that perception among the voting public (and I hope there's not) then it is not surprising that the same voting public elected an unenlightened president (of whom I'm pleased to read you're not a diehard supporter)... not one, but two times. All IMHO, of course.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cokie Roberts (born December 27, 1943) is an American Emmy Award-winning journalist and bestselling author. She is a contributing senior news analyst for National Public Radio as well as a regular roundtable analyst for the current This Week with George Stephanopoulos. Roberts also works as a conservative political commentator for ABC News, serving as an on-air analyst for the network. Roberts, along with her husband, Steven V. Roberts, writes a weekly column syndicated by United Media in newspapers around the United States. She serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations and was appointed by President George W. Bush to his Council on Service and Civic Participation.
That doesn't sound like a "... media reflection - which is pretty firmly in the left." to me at all. It sounds more like a political agenda from the Republican Party to me.
Hawaii IS a state. The fact that Hawaii is, according to Wikipedia, a state where non-Hispanic whites are in the minority, perhaps a factor in Ms. Roberts' opinion: "Ethnically, Hawaii is one of only four states in which non-Hispanic whites do not form a majority, and has the largest percentage of Asian Americans. Hawaii was the second majority-minority state in the United States. Both Hawaii and New Mexico have been majority-minority regions since the early 20th century, but New Mexico became a state before Hawaii. Hawaii also has the largest percentage of persons of mixed race, who constitute some 20% of the total population."
I remember John Birch Society members in my misspent youth calling that ethnic mix "a bunch of semi-Americans". Maybe this is today's way of expressing that.
You would have rather had Al Gore?
Ron- I appreciate the lesson. That said- my head hurts. Im going to think about flop shots now.
Its a shame that a good site that had nothing to do with politics and all about golf, which no matter our preference we all enjoy, to some extent (given the day), has to become a forum for your political views. We should all just stick to golf. If you read it again the story was about Putt Putt. Oob golf should ban any political banter on the message boards.
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