Obama/Biden: Sarah Palin’s Pregnant Daughter is Off Limits

ImageIn two separate campaign appearances today both Barack Obama and Joe Biden proclaimed Sarah Palin’s pregnant 17 year old daughter Bristol, politically off limits.

Speaking to reporters in Monroe, Michigan Obama said, “Let me be as clear as possible. I think people’s families are off-limits, and people’s children are especially off-limits. This shouldn’t be part of our politics. It has no relevance to Gov. Palin’s performance as governor or her potential performance as a vice president.”

The Democratic nominee pointed out that he was the child of an 18 year old mother, and that his supporters should back off of this story, “How a family deals with issues and teenage children, that shouldn’t be the topic of our politics, and I hope that anybody who is supporting me understands that’s off-limits.”

While campaigning in Florida, vice presidential nominee Joe Biden was asked about Palin, “I don’t know the governor…I know people worry about Biden-style talk, but the truth is I simply don’t know. I take her on face value. She’s a governor, that’s no mean feat and she seems to have a strong personal story.” He also added that, “children are off limits.”

I think that the family of the candidate should be off limits. Teenagers get pregnant sometimes. It happens to both good and bad parents. If anything this story demonstrates why the abstinence only sex education programs that social conservatives are always touting, don’t work. I think that Obama and Biden have got it right. There is no place in the campaign for that kind of attack on a teenage girl. If anything this is a problem for the McCain campaign, because this is another story that takes the focus off of their convention and their candidate.

Obama has been steadfast all through this election in saying that family should be off limits. Some fringe right wingers have seen fit to attack Michelle Obama, but going after a pregnant 17 year old girl is an entirely different ballgame. By jumping on this story, the Obama campaign risks being viewed as mean, and could possibly create a tidal wave of sympathy for Palin. To me, this story has nothing to do with the election and the Democrats are right to leave it alone.

5 Replies to “Obama/Biden: Sarah Palin’s Pregnant Daughter is Off Limits”

  1. Wouldn’t it be great if your personal life were kept out of the spotlight but this hasn’t been the case for 40 years. Knowing this, Sarah Palin put her own daughter’s private life out for everyone in the world to make comments about. A mother/daughter bond is one of the closest and most difficult to keep intact and yet Ms. Palin knowingly put her own 17 year old out for the slaughter. She should have gracefully declined this go round and waited for a more appropriate time in her life to move up the political food chain. It would have shown her to be a person with the ability to make the right decisions in difficult times. What I would expect of any one running for public office.

  2. How she let her TEENAGERDAUGHTER to be pregnant as te and not even married.WHY SHE ACCEPT THAT, Is that a model to those teenager to be pregnant IN EARLY AGES Instead of concentrating there study? I can’t believe that VP nominee of Rep. so Idiot to accept the highly rule in USA and by the way her sick child needs her and 4 children more attention or else she will have more problem.teach first her child before she will teach peaple arround the country.the worst thing is, the fact that she did’nt agree of Gloubal Warming,can she explain why? she have to learn alot. ask Al Gore she will be thrown out to the window.100%.

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