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Barack Obama, the Smoker: Fit To Be President?

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Can a smoker get elected president? SHOULD a cigarette smoker be elected? What are the issues?

"If we see you smoking we will assume you are on fire and take appropriate action."  ~Douglas Adams

Smokers are considered by many wellness enthusiasts as self-destructive, reckless lifestyle kamikazes lacking self-control, self-regard, dignity and panache. Just as you would not want to live with one, the chances are you would not vote for one, either. Of course, many wellness enthusiasts are much kinder than this but they, too, wonder why a sensible person would engage in such a deplorable habit.

Well, a rising star in the Democratic Party, Barack Obame, widely believed to be the chief rival of Senator Hillary Clinton for the Party's presidential nomination for 2008, is a smoker. The fact of which invites a question: Does this damage not erase Obama's credibility with wellness-oriented voters?

I'll summarize the specifics before offering a point of view.

For the record, Senator Obama claims to be a "moderate" smoker who wants to quit. That's good. He has stated many times that he HAS quit, often, but tends to lapse, due to insufficient resolve. A member of AA might suggest, "That ain't quitting." The candidate made this statement in an interview published by the Chicago Tribune: "It's an ongoing struggle. I've been chewing Nicorette strenuously." Well, chew on this, Senator: We all have ongoing struggles. Lose the smoking habit!

Americans haven't elected an unabashed, out-of-the-closet cigarette-smoking president since Franklin D. Roosevelt. In FDR's time, society (especially Hollywood) glamorized cigarettes as fashion accessories. Smoking was widely seen as cool, a sign of sophistication, even a status symbol. Today, happily, Americans have very, very different attitudes about smoking and smokers. In the 1930's and 40's, nearly everyone smoked, just about anywhere he/she pleased (except in church).

Oddly, some see Obama's bad habit as an advantage! The idea of a politician struggling with an addiction gives him the veneer of the "common man." The character imperfection is something voters can relate to. Maureen Dowd called Obama's smoking habit an "intriguing imperfection."

Obama claims he does not smoke more than 10 cigarettes a day, and usually half that. Some experts doubt he can quit under the stresses of a presidential campaign. Besides campaign supporters, his wife wants him to stop and, most important, HE wants to stop, too. Can he do it? Will it matter to the hard-core "wellites?" Will the latter overlook this "intriguing imperfection?"

Pete Williams, a fitness expert and radio show host in Florida (see "http://www.fitnessbuffshow.com/blog.htm the Fitness Buff"), writes: "if you've ever worked with or around smokers, you've no doubt questioned their work ethic. In this age of smoke-free workplaces, smokers are forced to go outside. They essentially take six to 12 fifteen minute breaks a day, depending on the extent of their nicotine addiction." Well, I don't think this will worry voters. If smoker Obama was to be elected president, I doubt he would step outside the West Wing every time he felt the need to suck tar and toxins for nicotine fixes. Therefore, lost productivity, while an issue for ordinary employees, would not be a concern for a head of state.

Williams also expressed doubts about Obama's "light smoker" claims, noting that a close look shows signs that are hard to miss: "His face is stretched tight at the mouth and eyes, but fleshy and jowly around the cheeks. He has the skinny, slight build not of a man who exercises regularly but of someone whose metabolism is jacked up on nicotine. Like many smokers, he looks older than his age (45)." The biggest problem with a smoker in the Oval Office is that it might send an unfortunate message, namely, that health and fitness are not valued. Now THAT might be a problem for Obama.

Yet, are these vote-costing indicators, if true? Should they be a barrier for wellness-oriented voters? Here is my take: No.

On the contrary, a remark by A.P. Herbert makes me think it might be worse if Obama tried to quit smoking AFTER his election as president: "Thank heaven, I have given up smoking again!... God! I feel fit. Homicidal, but fit. A different man. Irritable, moody, depressed, rude, nervy, perhaps; but the lungs are fine." Better Obama should let his lungs go but keep those emotions in check.

After two terms of George W. Bush, whether the president smokes cigarettes is among the least of my own concerns, despite the fact that I am a non-smoking wellness enthusiast. I care far more that the next president, unlike this one, refrain from policies that divide the nation, violate constitutional safeguards and lead us into unnecessary and costly wars (begun under deliberately false pretenses). I also want a president that will not install right wing ideologues in high places to obstruct stem cell research while promoting an anti-science agenda, initiate traditions of church/state separation, act and speak like a buffoon and saddle the nation with monstrous deficits.

Consider these clips from recent late night talk shows as indicators of the public image this dreadful presidency:

"A UCLA study shows 7 percent of people still believe in the Easter Bunny. I believe these are the same people who believe President Bush is doing a good job in Iraq."  ~Jay Leno

"We're now down to the Final Four. Not college basketball - the number of people who still think President Bush is doing a good job." ~Jay Leno

"The new issue of Rolling Stone magazine features a cover story about President Bush called 'The Worst President in History.'  President Bush said:  'That's not fair. I'm also the worst president in math, English and geography.' " ~Conan O'Brien
 
Unfortunately, the last laugh is on us, since we all suffer the consequences of actions by this American disaster. Let's give Obama a bit of support in his efforts to quit the smoking habit but focus our efforts on understanding the policies we might expect if he were elected. There is no way America could survive another president like George W. Bush. Give me a smoker like Obama or any other Democratic candidate (or a few of the Republican hopefuls) before a charlatan jogger like Bush.

Look on the bright side of life -- if we're really lucky, maybe we'll get through the remaining years of this national horror of Bush/Cheney until the 2008 election is held and a new government is safely in office. Let's not waste any energy over whether a candidate smokes cigarettes or, for that matter, fails in other ways to live in a manner that enhances his quality of life and all that good stuff we hold so dear. We have to attend to the lower level concerns on the Maslow hierarchy -- staying alive and economically viable until our current national nightmare has ended and Bush is back in Texas, preferably imprisoned in Huntsville. Then we can think again of transcendence and actualization in regaining a functional democracy worthy of the name and the history of America.

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Submitted by Marc on Wed, 03/28/2007 - 9:45pm.

I've never smoked a day in my life, but I'd vote for Obama in a heart beat. The fact he smokes would have absolute no bearing on that decision.

The title of your post almost turned me off, since I thought it would have some political overtones, and I swore off that stuff, but while it did have some political overtones, it also sort of fit the theme of Trusted.MD enough, that I wasn't upset at all.

Plus the fact that I happen to agree with everything you said, didn't hurt anything either.

Marc
Living with MCL

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 02/02/2008 - 11:09am.

FYI: Blogs are not effective journalistic sources.

I am a little sick of "wellness enthusiasts" and their nosy, puritanical bullshit. You don't like smokers? Relating a habit like smoking to condemning character flaws is more than a little childish and stupid. Maybe if you "wellness enthusiasts" spent more time researching and less time pointing fingers and bitching you'd have a valid fucking point (a complaint does not count as a point) to contend towards your slightly more masculine smoker brethren.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 02/11/2008 - 8:52pm.

Ha if that's his greatest vice - I'll take it over a woman who did not cry over Lewinsky nor Watergate, nor Katrina but on cue summoned tears when faced with losing votes in NH.  You are arguing over smoking when Billary has unethical politcial, personal and public practices -is this is the best you can come up with?  Smoking?  I can at least send him to recovery to change a habit but by golly its harder to change Billary's character which HELLO is what would be running the country!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 02/11/2008 - 9:00pm.

You say Bush is the worst President? Come on guys wake up, we have a predominant democratic house - THEY have to VOTE to make his ideas come to pass - don't blame the President blame those he has to go through that voted for his ideas! Funny how the democrats are saying "No more Bush ideals" when they are the ones who pushed them through - totally hyprocritical!

Submitted by Tad McCawley (not verified) on Fri, 02/15/2008 - 6:40pm.

So, this guy has charisma....BFD. If he's being entrusted to lead this nation to a comprensive national health policy, he has GOT to quit using the most addictive and lethal product ever legalized for human consumption. It is absurd in this day and age that there are those people who minimize the risks associated with tobacco use. The tobacco companies would LOVE to have a smoker in office!! He has GOT to quit!!

Submitted by Eric Mason (not verified) on Wed, 02/20/2008 - 6:55pm.



First, as a journalist, your article absolutely astounds me.  In the first sentence of your second paragraph Obama is spelled "Obame"  As a national website you guys can't get someone to spell check?  Wow, incredible.  Stunning.  There goes your credibility in the 2nd graph.   On to the smoking.  Smoking is unhealthy and a huge problem.  But many, many presidents have smoked cigars (Clinton and JFK) and others have hidden much worse.   But I guess for someone who is going speak truth to power (the absolute downfall brought to us by the Bush Administration) so be it.  Obama's strength's far outweighs whatever nuisance the smoke might bring.  You guys don't have spellcheck as a part of your word processing?   Please employ real writers, okay?  

Submitted by Don (not verified) on Thu, 02/21/2008 - 7:21am.

Oddly, Eric Mason and I agree on nearly everything.  For starters, that the Bush Administration has been a disaster for America, on a par with the influenza epidemic, Pearl Harbor, the Vietnam War and 9/11.  Probably worse, long term effects-wise, than all the above combined. 

Also agree that Obama's strength's far outweigh whatever nuisance the smoke might bring.   I was too hard on him for this bad habit and would not make a big deal of it now as I did then. 

Finally, I favor spellchecking. 

All responsibility for misspelling Obama is mine.  There is no collective responsibility at this website.  All bloggers, who may or may not be journalists, are responsible for the quality of their own content.  The error was mine alone. 

Perspective is a good thing. 

Submitted by B (not verified) on Tue, 04/29/2008 - 6:53pm.

The idea of a "wellness enthusiast" is another way of saying "uncredentialed." It's a soft, watered-down approach to human biology, spirituality, and medicine and a few too many ounces of each individual's own personal kool-aid.

Do you think a poor family or struggling individual in a US city or an impoverished African/South American country that has a one-export economy because the "wellness enthusiast" population insists on "organic original coffee from [Fill-in exotic-sounding-third-world-country-where-theres-a-themed-hilton-next-to-the airport Here]" in their soy-based, gelatin-free, no-rBGH milk lattes has time to worry about being enthusiastic about wellness?

Wellness enthusiasm is a hobby, not a voting bloc. Know your role. Being a wellness enthusiast is a luxury -- not a life option for many.

Either way, the vote of a wellness enthusiast may be more trouble than its worth. 

 And for some real science: beyond the clinical evidence for  psychological/behavioral conditioning  involved in the act of smoking, there is confirmed and documented chemical addiction. It involves the alpha-2 beta-4 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in the VTA (ventral tegmental area) region of the brain, which stimulates the release of dopamine in the nucleus accumbens region of the brain. The release of dopamine produces a "reward effect" -- essentially, the gratification of a cigarette. More stimulation of these receptors, the more prevalent they become. This is a chemical addiction, like any other drug. The most successful therapeutics target these receptors directly and block nicotine from binding and producing the same magnitude of dopamine release/reward sensation from a cigarette. Even with this chemical replacement, the continuous abstinence studies over a period of 12 week treatment and 1 year follow up are paaaathetic. I mean, there is improvement, but the point is that smoking cessation is beyond a simple "strength of will" so to even write this article  is in and of itself ignorant to the basic biological principles on which you indirectly and loftily live. 

Submitted by Michael Brown (not verified) on Wed, 05/07/2008 - 10:58pm.

I have never smoked a day in my life, and I proud of that. I think to say that smoking is not a character flaw would be far from the truth. People smoke to fit in or to relieve stress, and I think it shows weakness. I can deal with stress without, drinking, smoking, or any other "vice" out there. Why is it that we act like smoking is no big deal in our society. Smoking is for bums hunched over a fire barrel with fingerless gloves, and not a president. With my rant out of the way, I will vote for the one left standing Clinton or Obama. I would not want to act like a idiot, and vote on a non-issue like so many do with abortion. Ha

Submitted by D.B. Cooper (not verified) on Thu, 05/29/2008 - 1:08pm.

Congratulations Don B. Ardell!

You, sir, are a douche bag.

I hope you enjoy the socialized healthcare and other garbage these democraps bring to the table. Maybe if you're lucky, AlQ will plant a dong shaped nuclear device up your butt. You'd like that wouldn't you?

Submitted by why outsourcing (not verified) on Wed, 07/02/2008 - 10:59am.

You can't judge a man just because he's a smoker... I've read that the sum of the vices is constant and the most dangerous people don't smoke don't drink and don't have any vices that you can see... You should be scared of them not by smokers.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 07/18/2008 - 10:13pm.

He lies to the public about his smoking.  He will lie to all of us.  All this man wants is to spend our money.  He is an elitist millionaire that is clueless about reality.  He wants to spend your money to help the bums that don't work.  If you vote for NObama you vote to lose YOUR money.  Unless you make less than 20K per year of course.  Then you will be on cloud nine.

Submitted by Sharon Davis (not verified) on Thu, 08/21/2008 - 8:16am.

This is a George Soros commie website. Barry Soetoro Obama smoking? Where is his physical for POTUS. With Obama's heavy addictions in high school and college to drugs and alcohol and his smoking, is he even as fit as McCain to run? How do we know? Time for the physical Barry. Have you doctor contact us.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 08/21/2008 - 8:19am.

A trusted MD who wants a baby born alive left to die alone in a closet? Voting for Obama physicians and nurses can throw a live baby in a trash can after a botched abortion if they choose.

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Submitted by Alex (not verified) on Sat, 09/13/2008 - 9:04am.

if he smokes, it can change his judgment if being a president. what if he starts having withdraws because he hasn't had a cigarette in a while? can't that change his judgment? 

~Alex

Submitted by Carlos (not verified) on Sat, 10/04/2008 - 4:19pm.

My research indicates that the elections are staged events (as Alex Jones of prisonplanet.com explains). Obama is as bad as McCain and all other carrer politicians. It matters not who wins the popular vote because on about 5 ocassions since 1789 the Electoral College has elected the candidate who received the least popular votes. Strange how this article on SMOKING turned into more of a discussion of politics. Bottom line, smoking is among the worst things one human being can do to himself. It is evidence of all those flaws the author described. A t-shirt with Obama smoking about ten cigarrettes at one time will be on sale. Thanks to "B" for the scientific details about smoking.

Think.Perfect@gmail.com

Submitted by Costa Del Barto (not verified) on Thu, 10/09/2008 - 7:46pm.

Are you even remotely serious?

If we're going to discuss character flaws... Kennedy had a bunch of mistresses, Nixon... was just Nixon. Clinton had an intern perform sexual favours in the Oval Office and Bush really is completely unfit to be President for too many reasons to articulate. Why not write that article?

Obama smokes, well big, fat, hairy deal.

Also, this article has been online for ages and still contains basic typos. My favourite is where you misspell the name of the person the article is actually about... Obame???

Submitted by Robin (not verified) on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 1:11pm.

Not true that FDR was the most recent president who smoked. JFK
smoked. So did his wife, Jackie, who was said to be a chain
smoker when off camera.

Submitted by Alex (not verified) on Thu, 10/23/2008 - 5:00am.

This was a very enlightening article, but to be fair many presidents in the past have smoked, there are famous pictures of them with cigars I’m sure. But in today’s world with a focus on creating a healthy lifestyle perhaps Obama needs to clean up his act to win. My vote is still torn between the two.

Submitted by Alex (not verified) on Thu, 10/23/2008 - 5:04am.

This was a very enlightening article, but to be fair many presidents in the past have smoked, there are famous pictures of them with cigars I’m sure. But in today’s world with a focus on creating a healthy lifestyle perhaps Obama needs to clean up his act to win. My vote is still torn between the two.

Submitted by TheKeeper (not verified) on Tue, 11/04/2008 - 6:47am.

So what!!!  Who Cares!!!  Jesus Christ drank wine, did that make him a bad person...  Folks need to get a life and worry about real issues...

Submitted by Free to poison myself (not verified) on Fri, 11/28/2008 - 12:04am.

Free to be you and me :)

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 12/08/2008 - 4:06am.

This is insane! I think US residents are too much in labelling a smoker compare to ppl driving while drunk or collecting guns at home. I knew some smokers who smoke only in an isolated room or outside.  You'd better worry whether your president is an alcoholic or gun collector at home rather than being a smoker!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 12/08/2008 - 4:00pm.

I don't think that It is wrong for a president to smoke. They are just the same as regular people. They are regular people who have just milder power. There is nothing wrong with smokers. We have had a president smoker before. It did not effect us at all! Why must we be such judgmental people? I think we will be fine. And people, there have been people that have smoked since they were seven and lived up to 91 years old! Yeah, that's my great-grandfather. He didn't even die from smoking. It was from old age. So why not think about that. Smoking only effects some people, but certainly not all! Please try not to judge anyone, especially President Obama. He has not committed a crime. He is just the same as you!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 12/08/2008 - 4:01pm.

I don't think that It is wrong for a president to smoke. They are just the same as regular people. They are regular people who have just milder power. There is nothing wrong with smokers. We have had a president smoker before. It did not effect us at all! Why must we be such judgmental people? I think we will be fine. And people, there have been people that have smoked since they were seven and lived up to 91 years old! Yeah, that's my great-grandfather. He didn't even die from smoking. It was from old age. So why not think about that. Smoking only effects some people, but certainly not all! Please try not to judge anyone, especially President Obama. He has not committed a crime. He is just the same as you!

Submitted by Cind (not verified) on Thu, 12/11/2008 - 4:04pm.

Am I a bad person for smoking? It's not illegal. I can think of plenty of other things that could be worse.  I have fallen off the band wagon of smoking after quitting a few times. Anyone who has been addicted to cigarettes knows it's not the easiest thing to stop. My point, is be sympathetic and not over critical. The president isnt perfect.  I am not perfect. You are not perfect. Nobody can ever be perfect. If all Obama ever does is smoke and that is his biggest flaw, I am thankful. We could always get Clinton back up there and give us the definition of what "sex" is. :)

Submitted by Marcus (not verified) on Thu, 12/11/2008 - 4:15pm.

The democrats have had control ONE LEGISLATIVE BRANCE for How long?   2 of the 8 eight years Bush was president?  That's equal to 75% of the time for only one third of the whole process.  What you just said is just plain ignorant.  I won't say stupid because I am giving you the benefit of the doubt.

Submitted by Marucs (not verified) on Thu, 12/11/2008 - 4:32pm.

So what if he smokes?  What does that mean?  Smoking went from a prestigious, glamorous thing to an awful evil thing.  Give it some time it'll change again.  Well being is a state of mind, being able to smoke in moderation as Obama does is not that bad.  No different than taking a few drinks while watching a football game.  All habits when done in excess are bad.  Eating, drinking, smoking, driving, sleeping, walking, are all bad if done too much.  5 a day is more of a social thing, a pack a day or making time to smoke during the work day is an addiction.  I smoke cigarettes too and every time I go for a medical check up, they ask why I smoke, and I tell them, I like to smoke from time to time.  For me, a pack lasts about a month if they don't go stale first.  If I drink, I smoke a little more.  I am 39 years old and am in good health (except a little balding), I run 10 miles a week, work out 3 times a week.  What I believe is the people that look down on drinking and smoking are weak individuals that would fall to addiction with the mere scent of smoke or the smallest amounts of alcohol touching their lips.   Almost like those people on diets that look at a piece of cake wanting it so bad that lose control and cant stop themselves from gorging.  People like myself know that if you drink, smoke, eat and want to maintain a nice appearance you have to pay with exercise to cleanse the body and drink lots, and lots of water; no excuses.

Submitted by Author's Response: People--Move On, This Is Old News (not verified) on Thu, 12/11/2008 - 5:05pm.

This post, written nearly two years ago, has 28 comments.  I have posted about 50 essays since - and few get any comments.  Check them out please.  The latest also concerns Mr. Obama - and is much more interesting than this smoking piece, which is totally irrelevant to the big issues of the day. 

 Please - comment on something else.  Anything.  Thank you.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 12/11/2008 - 11:08pm.

None of you get it. Whether you be,been, or never been a smoker. I was a smoker for over 20 yrs. As a former smoker you don't half ass fall off the wagon. You either are a smoker or you're not. If a person smokes 1 cigeratte a day ,they are a smoker. I don't hold anything against him being a smoker,in fact I have pity for him. On the other hand Obama once again eludes ,evades away from the truth about his actions. That is what needs to be focused on. In response to the non- smokers that feel it isnt a problem, you are being a hypocrite. I know you can't stand those smokers at work who go out for a smoke break. I bet my life 's salary you bitch everytime a smoker comes back from lunch or break and smells like smoke. Just because you have drank the Obama Kool-Ade its okay for Obama. Maybe you should extend that attitude and allow smoking in bars again. Oh yeah, Obama isn't there. Just to let you know Michelle Obama is a smoker too.

Submitted by markc (not verified) on Wed, 12/17/2008 - 3:20pm.

your a douche! us sound like an ass! i hope all your neighbors put out their cigarettes on your front lawn and blow their tobacco smoke in your children's faces. Tobacco must be the only harmful toxin in the air...right? smokers and tobacco users are the offspring of Satan! i would bet a lot of money that for every one douche bag like yourself there are a million smokers that are twice the person you are.

i say smoke em if you got em Barack

merry Christmas or happy holidays

Submitted by markcavo (not verified) on Wed, 12/17/2008 - 3:25pm.

Dear Michael Brown writer of "Smoking is Pathetic"

your a douche! us sound like an ass! i hope all your neighbors put out their cigarettes on your front lawn and blow their tobacco smoke in your children's faces. Tobacco must be the only harmful toxin in the air...right? smokers and tobacco users are the offspring of Satan! i would bet a lot of money that for every one douche bag like yourself there are a million smokers that are twice the person you are.

i say smoke em if you got em Barack

merry Christmas or happy holidays

Submitted by Sir Smokalot (not verified) on Wed, 01/21/2009 - 10:04am.

Maybe it's about time that we have a "cigarette smoker" in the White House again... Maybe something WILL GET DONE !!! Finally !!!

Let's not forget that it was 3 cigarette and cigar  "chain-smokers" (Churchill, FDR and Stalin) that took down the 2 NON-SMOKERS (Hitler and Hiro-Hito) during World War 2!!!

Had it not been for these 3 chain smokers, then we would be ruled by autocrats in a "SMOKE-FREE" World !!!! The Perfect INTOLERANT NON SMOKING World !!!hehehe

All of you "non-smokers" and "reformed smokers" are PATHETIC!!!!

I say: smoke on Obama, and make things HAPPEN!!!

From Sir Smokalot in the Land of Camelot

Submitted by Quequette (not verified) on Wed, 01/21/2009 - 6:24pm.

I think people that focus & write articles on whether or not Obama smokes, maybe should be writing why we do not have HealthCare or money for the American People. Yet there is money to bailout investors, insurance, and auto companies. 

Where is our MONEY GOING and why is it going to bailout people who already have MILLIONS of dollars in the bank when we the people have nothing and are getting poorer by the day because no one cares.

Why not focus more on the real issues of what America is actually facing. Financial distruction, poverty, depression, hunger, etc.

Submitted by shmoker (not verified) on Mon, 02/02/2009 - 4:24am.

check it, 61 % were smokers

http://nerve.com/CS/blogs/scanner/archive/2008/12/01/presidents-who-smok...

 

i just want to know obamas brand

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 02/03/2009 - 9:10pm.

You are all idiots, and it's people like you that are the reason 2/3 of the world hates America. 

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 02/04/2009 - 10:13am.

I cannot believe this is an issue for debate; it certainly is a trifle pedantic.  You refer to smokes as lacking in will.  I actually think you need a lot of will to smoke, especially in light of the knowledge of how bad cigarettes are for our health, wallet and general appearance. To be able to overcome these obstacles and the uncertainty of living past 60 and continue to smoke actually requires alot of will.

keep off your high horse and stop assuming that this will make him a bad president.  You do alot of assuming and to assume makes an ASS of U and ME.

So get a grip, and ahem some worthy opinions.

Submitted by Donald B Ardell on Wed, 02/04/2009 - 10:53am.

People - please, get a life and stop focusing on this jenune piece I wrote years ago about our wonderful president whom I support enthusiastically on just about everything and I no longer give a rip if he or what he chooses to smoke - I only care that he does good for the country (I'm confident he will), takes time to enjoy life and continues to set a great example in nearly all things.

 There are about a hundred essays at this site written by me and more than that, if you look around at all the others.  Please - ignore this old, dumb-ass essay and read something wonderful.   

 

 

Donald B. Ardell, Publisher
ARDELL WELLNESS REPORT

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 03/19/2009 - 6:05am.

when it comes to leadership i dont think this matters the most but still he has to be the role moel for his people and yes he has to rectify this.

------

sathyan

 

new hampshire drug rehab

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 04/14/2009 - 7:23pm.

wow.  way to put a good piece to death with your politics.

Submitted by jokerneck1q (not verified) on Sun, 04/26/2009 - 11:56am.

That's a miracle I can accept!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 03/25/2010 - 2:01pm.

Albert Eistein was a smoker, Thomas Edison was a smoker, Edwin Hubble was a smoker, WINSTON CHURCHHILL was a smoker, and JFK was a smoker.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 04/24/2010 - 2:29pm.

Albert Eistein was a smoker, Thomas Edison was a smoker, Edwin Hubble was a smoker, WINSTON CHURCHHILL was a smoker, and JFK was a smoker.

And Adolf Hitler was a fanatical anti-smoker!

Submitted by rosewhite666 on Thu, 01/27/2011 - 2:06am.

The American president has been trying to kick the habit for some time, apart from the smoking he is in excellent health.

Garden



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