My son came home from his first day in third grade telling me he learned some kids consider it fun to spit on people while riding the Ferris Wheel. We talk. Who told you this? How did you respond? Do you think it would be fun? And then a new question comes to my mind: what would Barack Obama say?
For the first time in what seems like decades, we have the potential to elect someone whose sense of duty, fairness, and honor is a role model. And not just for our children.
Last Sunday, when news broke about Sarah Palin’s pregnant daughter, it was Barack who told people that her family and children were off limits.
By contrast, the woman he defended, decided the best way to introduce herself to the American public was to take catty, cynical, and mean-spirited pot-shots at the Democratic candidate. Immediately, I recognized her for who she was. A spitter. Part of a hard-hitting group of bullies that believe the best way to win votes is to forego truth and integrity and hurl invectives at anyone who may try to pass them by. My advise to my son: keep your eyes on people like Barack, and don't go anywhere near the Ferris Wheel.