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How is it legal/ethical (whatever) for the president....

to back anyone running for any political office? Doesn't that sway things? Make it, unfair for the lack of a better word? Shouldn't he just stay out of it, keep his opinions to himself?


Asked by Raine2001 at 10:00 AM on Oct. 8, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (44)
  • It is normal. Every president has done it.

    Answer by Mom2Just1 at 10:34 AM on Oct. 8, 2010

  • Umm...Bush did it for McCain. It's been done several times. Stop trying low-blow him!

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:02 AM on Oct. 8, 2010

  • Thats ridiclous.

    Being endorsed by the president doesn't give anyone an unfair advantage.

    Answer by UpSheRises at 10:04 AM on Oct. 8, 2010

  • He has his right to his opinions just like anyone else does.

    Answer by poptart0325 at 10:02 AM on Oct. 8, 2010

  • Bush did with many people. In fact about 7 years ago someone was running for some government office in my hometown and Bush came and spoke on his behave ...he did NOT win! OP really that is what the president does... all of congress is under him so of course he is going to want people he likes there right?

    Answer by delilahsmom1177 at 10:05 AM on Oct. 8, 2010

  • He has free speech, too. Every single president throughout the history of our country supported and campaigned for people. That's politics.

    Answer by stacymomof2 at 10:56 AM on Oct. 8, 2010

  • TN yeah in your opinion. Mine of Bush was the same! Did i go out and degrade him whenever I could???NO he was doing a job I know I never could Have some respect or run for POTUS!!!

    Answer by delilahsmom1177 at 10:17 AM on Oct. 8, 2010

  • Presidents have been "backing" candidates for decades. I guess you just have to Google these things before you start accusing our current President of yet another "wrong-doing".
    Yeah....TN ,you did it again. You showed us all that your mind is working much like a teen. Good luck with that and your prejudices.

    Answer by gertie41 at 10:17 AM on Oct. 8, 2010

  • They all endorse candidates during elections. And when it is their turn they want endorsements from the elected officials and other people of importance. Look at Sarah Palin. Though she is no longer an elected official, there are people begging to be endorsed by her.

    Answer by bubsiclesmom at 10:22 AM on Oct. 8, 2010

  • Presidents always support and campaign for members of their party. This is nothing new.

    Welcome to politics.


    Answer by Friday at 11:34 AM on Oct. 8, 2010