If you have been living under a rock or you have been declared a military combatant, you may not know that there is a U.S. Presidential election in 2008.
Barack Obama is a relatively inexperienced Senator from Illinois but a lot of people would like him to be President. People think he is unqualified because he has little experience; other people believe Obama would bring a fresh face to politics. Part of the appeal also has to do with the fact that Obama is black and electing a black Senator might be cool.
The ad hominem attacks have started agains Obama now that he is in competition for front runner status with Hillary for the Democratic Party nomination. Now Hillary Clinton and Fox News have been attacking Obama for having attended a Muslim school.
An investigation of Mr. Obama by political opponents within the Democratic Party has discovered that Mr. Obama was raised as a Muslim by his stepfather in Indonesia. Sources close to the background check, which has not yet been released, said Mr. Obama, 45, spent at least four years in a so-called Madrassa, or Muslim seminary, in Indonesia.
“He was a Muslim, but he concealed it,” the source said. “His opponents within the Democrats hope this will become a major issue in the campaign
Note: Obama is not a Muslim. There does not seem to be much substance for attacking someone based on what type of school they went to.