Throughout my life, I have always taken my deep and abiding love for this country as a given.
I guess this is how he would explain that there is absolutely no mention of his deep and abiding love for his country in his 442-page autobiographical "Story of Race and Inheritance:" It`s "a given." He didn`t have any room to mention it.
Of course, nobody will ever ask him about it.
It was how I was raised;
"They are not my people."—Stanley Ann Dunham Obama Soetoro, on why she wouldn`t attend her second husband`s business dinners with Americans.
it is what propelled me into public service;
You`re in Missouri, so show me. Show me which page of your autobiography says your entry into "public service" was motivated by patriotism rather than racialism.
Isn`t that big of Obama? He won`t question the Hanoi Hilton survivor`s patriotism if nobody will question his. What could be fairer than that?
it is why I am running for President. And yet, at certain times over the last sixteen months, I have found, for the first time, my patriotism challenged - at times as a result of my own carelessness, more often as a result of the desire by some to score political points and raise fears about who I am and what I stand for.So let me say at this at outset of my remarks. I will never question the patriotism of others in this campaign. And I will not stand idly by when I hear others question mine.