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Religion of a person should not matter

Reader comment on item: Was Barack Obama a Muslim?

Submitted by gaur (United States), Apr 7, 2008 at 14:08

A person's faith is very personal; a President is the President of the country with diversity. I think religion should be taken out of politics. I don't care if he is muslim, hindu, chritian or whatever. What I wish in a president is vision, focus and also a willigness to change his position(that is not flip flapping). So, if Obama were a muslim or christian or Jewish, that is his personal belief.

However, I didn't appreciate his dishonesty in Wright's fiasco. Again, I'm not holding Obama responsible for Wright's outbursts (I'm not even criticizing Wright here); Obama first stating he has no idea of Wrights opinions, then giving, now what is called a great lecture, reflect the same dishonesty and polical calculation that he talk against! He waited until it became an issue to talk about race.

The way, he/his campaign portraying Clintons racist, while his own clergy preaching him not to trust Whites... to me that is a double standard too much to accept. This is more of a problem for me than Obama's or Clinton's religion.

I'm a democrat -- do I ignore this double standard should Obama be the nominee (I think Press is not ready for a female candidate, so, seems like he is the candidate)?

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