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Obama Told by The Family NOT To Wear Soldier Son's Bracelet

During the presidential debate last Friday night McCain told a story about the bracelet he was wearing from the mother of a slain soldier.  After which Obama said,
"Jim, let me just make a point. I've got a bracelet, too."
Senator Obama then stumbled through a story of his own, having to look at the bracelet because he couldn't recall the name of the deceased soldier.

It is shameful that he felt he had to act like a child and essentially say "me too" using the memory of a dead soldier as nothing more then a prop.  The true tragedy though is that the mother of the fallen soldier asked Obama to not wear the bracelet any more at any of his public appearances.

In March, about 6 months ago, radio host Glenn Moberg asked Mr. Jopek, the soldier's Father, what he and his ex-wife think of Obama continually using their son's name on the campaign trail.

TRANSCRIPT (download radio show here)
    Brian Jopek: Because of some of the negative feedback she's gotten on the Internet, you know Internet blogs, you know people accusing her of... or accusing Obama of trying to get votes doing it... and that sort of thing.

    Radio Host Moberg: Yeah

    Jopek: She has turned down any subsequent interviews with the media because she just didn't want it to get turned into something that it wasn't. She had told me in an email that she had asked, actually asked Mr. Obama to not wear the bracelet any more at any of his public appearances. Which I don't think he's...

    Moberg: It has been a while since he's brought it up.

    Jopek: Right. But, the other night I was watching the news and he was on, uh, speaking somewhere and he was still wearing it on his right wrist. I could see it on his right wrist. So, that's his own choice. I mean that's something Barack Obama, that's a choice that he continues to wear it despite Tracy asking him not to... Because she is a Barack Obama supporter and she didn't want to do anything to sabotage his campaign, so, if he's still wearing the bracelet then, uh, that of course is entirely up to him.

    Moberg: Maybe there's a difference between wearing it and making a point to bring it up in your speeches?
Warner Todd Huston writes,
Even the snow job that the radio host tried to pull off to cover for Barack's refusing the wishes of the family of the KIA soldier who's bracelet he wears doesn't pass the smell test. After all, now that Obama has made it a big point in the debates, I guess the silent observance of Sgt. Jopek is no longer so silent and Obama is back to exploiting the death of a soldier even when he was asked NOT to do so by that soldier's parents.

To pile insult onto injury here, the Mother doesn't even want to force the issue of telling Obama to stop exploiting her son because she wants to see him win the election. Obama is not only taking advantage of this brave soldier's death, he is taking advantage of the good wishes of the man's Mother who doesn't want to hurt the campaign.


Anonymous said...

Obama is a good man with good intentions for this country, I mean honestly with everything on his mind and going on how do you know he was looking at the braclet for his name and not for memories sake!!! And as for the "me too" coment... it was not a me too it was a don't forget I care about our troops too. McCain's intentions were to make Obama look as if he doesn't care for our soliders and sailors , for me!!
I am in the United States Navy and I am behind my new commander-in-cheif 150%.