Written Action Needed in Response to this vilifying article in "The Charlotte Observer."
Written reaction thus far:
As a former resident of Barack Obama's state Senate district in Illinois,
I fail to understand how 2/3 of NC voters give Barack Obama "high marks
for his ability to connect with voters." Not only did I never meet
Obama when I resided two blocks from his home in Chicago; I know Obama
failed to represent constituents who lacked heating and sanitation
services as a result of the dereliction of Obama's political patron, the
indicted slumlord Antoin "Tony" Rezko. Obama failed to report the actual
amount of money indicted political fixer Rezko raised for Obama when
questioned by the Chicago Sun-Times. Obama said it was "between $50,000 and
$60,000" in December 2006, when a Chicago Sun-Times investigation seven
months later revealed that it was actually $168,308. Now Obama claims
it was $250,000. Obama's shifting explanations force me to question his
trustworthiness, especially as he and Rezko jointly purchased the
mansion in which the Obama family resides in 2005 when everyone in Chicago
knew Rezko was under federal investigation.
> Here's my letter to the CharOb -
> Re: NC Voters' top concern: Trust (April 5, 2008)
> Who could NC voters possibly trust more than Hillary Clinton? No
candidate has ever been vetted more thoroughly; we know everything there
is to know about her. It is also common knowledge that no other
candidate has ever been treated more unfairly in the media in any presidential
race. I trust Hillary because she has demonstrated her leadership and
ability to make positive changes in the lives of American working
families for 35 years. No other candidate can make this claim. Were the
people being polled the same ones who trusted George W. Bush in 2004? Wake
up North Carolina! Trust the facts, not the hype.
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I don't know why the poll shows that people in North Carolina don't trustHillary.
My woman's intuition tells me that I can trust her. It's the poll that should not be trusted.
Here's my letter. Hope everyone else takes action.
I take exception to Jim Merrill's article on Senator Clinton's supposed lack of trustworthiness. She is vetted, but continues to be trounced upon by the media with a viciousness that most sensitive and intelligent women will never forget. These same women will be cognizant of this when voting. Your hasty generalization of poll results(without giving much detail about which actual polls you are citing)serve only to inflame an audience already pummeled with hasty, careless opinions presented as "news.".
This is what I wrote to the Observer.
North Carolina voters should not be fooled by the media's bias statements against Hillary Clinton.
Hillary is trustworthy and a fierce candidate for the Presidency. It is hilarious that Obama is “considered trustworthy.”
Obama’s response to his association with Rev. Wright and Tony Rezko is an indication of his inability to tell the truth on these matters.
What else does Barack Obama have to hide?