In the midst of all of the hoopla surrounding Republican VP nominee and full-blown bugshit insane lunatic, Sarah Palin, I think it’s worth noting that Obama’s candidacy is also historic for another reason:
He is the first recipient of food stamps to run for president:
McCain, who has portrayed Obama as an elitist, is the son and grandson of admirals. The Associated Press estimates his wife, a beer heiress, is worth $100 million. Obama was raised by a single mother who relied at times on food stamps, and went to top schools on scholarships and loans.
Quite conceivably, we could have a president who, as a child, received food assistance (but, somehow, he is still an ‘elitist’). He seemed to have turned out alright (no father around either). Maybe some of the conservative claims about government assistance aren’t quite what conservatives have made them out to be?