Last night while watching Roland Martin a very good point came forth, the question asked was this, if the tables were turned and Obama had a 17 year old daughter who was pregnant and unmarried, would it have been as accepted as it was for Sarah Palin? Would the voting public have embraced the Obama family and still applauded Obama as they have Palin?
My simple answer- Hell No
If Obama and wife Michelle had a 17 year old daughter who was pregnant with only a “promise of marriage” it would have been seen as a total disgrace and Obama’s head would have been on the chopping block from the moment his daughter was introduced to America.
Obama has stated that candidate’s family’s are off limits (as they should be) but if the tables were turned the Republicans would have been all over the unwed pregnancy like white on rice. After all, where are his values, how could he have let something like this happen, maybe he should have concentrated on his family more, rather than hitting the campaign trail so hard.
For Sarah Palin who is the self proclaimed “mother of family values and Christian morals” her teen daughter’s pregnancy was small talk compared to if the tables were turned and the Obama family had the same issue. It is definitely a double standard, but that is to be expected in a world of double standards.