No... he didn't. He said that he himself was going to suspend campaigning to go back, but it was specifically mentioned that all other aspects of his campaign were going to continue. You know the difference between someone campaigning, and their campaign, right?Originally posted by: Corbett
Obama DID suspend his campaign, he even announced he was doing so.Originally posted by: eskimospy
One person is campaigning as an 'average joe', the other is not. Hint: This is why one of them spending $150,000 on clothes is hypocritical, and for the other it would not be.Originally posted by: Corbett
How many people does Obama really need to travel with him to visit his dying grandmother? He suspended his campaign so all he really needed was his family and whatever Secret Service he needed for protection.
And like I said, nobody is claiming that he shouldn't have gone to visit her. What I am claiming is that its just as wasteful for him to use his campaign plane and money to visit her and people like you will give him a free pass on it. However, those same people raise all hell when Palin gets a clothing budget to use during the campaign. Its hypocrisy, simple as that.
Obama did not suspend his campaign in the same way that you are thinking. McCain stupidly decided to shut his whole deal down, he claimed he was pulling his ads, everything. Obama did no such thing, he just said that he himself was going to step off the campaign trail, and that's what he did. Of course he still needs to direct his campaign, and his staffers are still very useful to have around. He just wanted to spend some time to see a dying old lady, does everything really need to be this low?