What in God's name does the following have to do with being head of the executive branch of government, commander in chief, and leader of the free world?
On absent fathers and fatherhood
Roanoke Times editorial
Barack Obama hardly plowed new ground in his Father's Day speech. Bill Cosby has said the same many times. Absent fathers -- in particular, absent African-American fathers -- need to take responsibility for raising their children.
But the message Sunday was heavy with subtext coming from the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee -- the first black American to lay claim to the national birth right: the truism that, in this country, in this land of opportunity, any child can aspire to be president.
Obama arrived at this rarefied height though he, too, was abandoned at age 2 by his father. Yes, even that handicap can be overcome. But, as he acknowledged, raising him and his sister to adulthood took more than ... [blah blah blah]. (link)
The biggest drawback to an Obama candidacy is that he is incontestably unqualified to be president. That criticism applies here. If we want a president who can lecture us on the role of fathers in society, shouldn't the Democratic Party have nominated Oprah?