There’s been some horrible flooding recently in the Midwest.
How are the presidential candidates responding?
Republican John McCain:
U.S. Senator John McCain today issued the following statement on the flooding in the Midwest:
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those impacted by the flooding throughout the Midwest. Cindy and I would like to extend our sympathies to all those who have lost loved ones, and stand ready to help those in the Midwest to recover and rebuild.”
Democrat Barack Obama:
He was actually there, helping those in the Midwest recover and rebuild.
Here’s what we know: Barack openly mentions and includes the non-religious when he talks about faith. He’s currently unchurched. And, as we can see from the picture above, he takes action instead of just saying some meaningless words.
Obama visited the flooded Midwest later Saturday, stopping in Quincy, Ill., to help fill sandbags.
He’s not perfect, but if Bill Clinton can be the first black president, then I’m looking forward to the day we can call Barack Obama the first atheist president — Someone who’s not quite Godless, but perhaps all we can hope for at the present time. Someone who understands our mindset. Someone who will not let our rights get trampled upon.
(via Daily Kos)