Skip to comments.Past drug use may test Obama [Ba'Crack' Obama Alert!]
Posted on 01/04/2007 6:27:02 PM PST by melt
Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), poised to announce a White House bid, got a taste of the intense vetting that will take place in a presidential campaign. The Wednesday edition of the Washington Post ran a Page 1 story about Obama's drug use -- pot and cocaine -- under the headline, "Effect of Obama's Candor Remains to Be Seen."
Obama wrote about trying cocaine in high school and using pot in his memoir, Dreams of My Father, published after he finished law school. Drug use was not an issue in his 2004 Illinois Senate race, either in the primary or general election.
Obama returns to Washington today after staying largely out of the spotlight for a few weeks, spending the holidays with his family in his native Hawaii. In his absence, Obama's team has been organizing a presidential campaign -- from the field to finance -- to be ready once he makes it official, expected sometime this month.
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Maybe he should enter Betty Ford Clinic before he runs for President. I just have visions of a "Marion Berry" in the White House...
Isn't cocaine.... expensive?
Nah, people will like this. Just like every guy who ever had an affair sympathized with Bill Clinton, every guy who has ever done blow is going to sympathize with Obama. It'll probably get him votes.
You think this oily scumbag is really going to run for President?
I think it's all just a vain rock tour.
Sounds like resume enhancement for Democrats.
Well, Hillary loves it.
I think he's aiming for Vice President first.
If I was O. Huessin Obama, I would stay away from Ft Marcy Park.
The Clintonistas will go after both Dem and Rep. Anyone in their way will be fair game.
What about goody-two-shoes like me who never did windowpane, blotter, brown-clear dexies, black beuties, Thai stick, Acapulco gold, Panama red, Rorer714s, opiated hash, peyote, those foul-tasting mushrooms, or any of that other stuff that other people did? We certainly won't give Barack Hussein Obama a pass.
I have never even heard of 95% of those things. Where did you get knowledge of them?
Anyone know where Obama went to high school?
I'm wondering because if he went to high school in Hawaii, him getting into cocaine was more than a peer pressure/easy access thing. Smoking pot or drinking beer would fall into that category but not cocaine.
I don't see how any of this matters. Who cares what drugs, if any he may have done years ago. It's irrelevant.
I'll patiently wait on all of those who thought the same regarding Bush's DUI decades ago to flame me.
Another crack Democrat candidate.
Heck all he needs to do is remark that he hasn't taken any drugs for the past 25 years and refuse to answer any other questions from then on. Many on FR accepted that excuse then so why not now?
If the issue gets too hot for him, he may have to check into rehab for a week. It's still early enough in the campaign. A week off shouldn't hurt and all will be forgiven.
How many trees will die so that the MSM can fully air the issue of why it's bad-bad-bad when a Republican is even suspected of drug use, but when a Democrat is in the same situation, well, heck, it's just the human condition, donchaknow.
Keep the powder dry...!
It is to LOL.
Hillary's flying monkeys at work.
"Vice" Presidential candidate.
So that's why he is the way he is - too many drugs took their toll on him.
My feelings are hurt. You left out Humboldt Home Grown...
Yeah, each Democrat his own vice.
You must have come of age in the 70's. I've heard of those drugs, but they were Cheech and Chong era stuff. I heard the window pane was supposed to have been pretty good stuff, but the only acid I ever encountered was blotter. Pot's been indoor grown around these parts for as long as I can remember and all those old regional varieties sound rather quaint.
Gang, if we eliminated everyone in DC who'd used illegal drugs you'd have an echo chamber.
IF we can't beat this guy w/ ideas, experience and rhetoric then we should hang our heads in shame.
"when a Republican is even suspected of drug use, but when a Democrat is in the same situation, well, heck, it's just the human condition, donchaknow.'
You don't suppose it's because of the different way liberals and conservatives see the War on Some Drugs? For socons to try excusing the Republican would be hypocrisy. Democrats could be expected to soft pedal the 'enormity' of it all because they don't think it's such a big deal.
Are you comtemplating running for President?
No curiosity about where he got the money or who he bought the stuff from with?
Alabama Osama surely used "Maui Wowie."
Not really, but that could indicate that he had some shady friends and or associates. I'm sure the Clinton machine is hard at work talking to everyone he ever knew, and everyone who knows them. This is going to be fun to watch.
Yes, but the other side of the coin is the 40% of the electorate that will, automatically. It is going to have to be considerably worse before Dems abandon him in favor of a Republican. God only knows what it would take to get the press to abandon him. Child molestation might do it.
a self-seeking, servile flatterer; fawning parasite. Examples - CNN, WaPost, NYT
The most ridiculous thing is that which no one brings up. Regardless of his politics, why would anyone want a 2 year freshman Senator as President? IMO, that is what he should be pounded on, relentlessly.
What, you won't vote for me?
"Isn't cocaine.... expensive?"
I don't think Obama grew up poor. He went to very expensive private schools. I'm not sure why he decided to come to Illinois but he had a very unimpressive record in the Illinois House after he lost a couple of elections.
Obama knows damned well that Hillary has his FBI file and this admission is simply early damage control to what is going to be disclosed when the Clintons see fit.
That it is, my FRiends...
That it is...8^)
I don't know, but there is always crack, the poor-man's cocaine. Don't forget we already "had" a president with a rampant history of cocaine use.
Sorry for misspelling "Chica'coke' Sun-Times". I'll bee more carful next time...
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