You like your kids hanging out with those who spend time in prison? Do you hope that they befriend the local drug dealer and accept favors from them? Is it your dream as a Dad to see little Susie come home one day and proclaim her love and allegiance to an ex-con?
And how's the pocket book friend...
I checked my 401k before writing this piece and yes I've lost something like 37% of my retirement in something like four days, and from the highs a year ago - I'm down something like 50%. The question is though, "Would I allow my children to associate with one of the characters that really helped usher it in?" See most of this collapse has happened because companies were made to write horrible mortgages and offer them to people who by rights should be living in public housing. And less you think that's racist - it has nothing to do with the color of your skin. What it has everything to do with is your ability to commit to a payment cycle that you by definition would be unable to do if you do not work, do not look for work, and feel fine with not working. In other words: scallywags got given homes that they could not pay for, and when the people involved defaulted on those promises to pay the death star blew up.
But let me back up a second. If you knew that somebody had coerced these banks into making these loans - how would you feel about such a person? Would you let your kids take an economics class from them? How about a class in law school?
See Barack Obama has lesser judgement than you, because while you would never associate with a racist - he let himself be mentored by one: Dr. Jeremiah Wright. While you love your country and grieved the loss of 9.11.2001, Barack Obama has had a close relationship with someone who told all of America on 9.11 that he wished he could have terrorized the nation more. In fact Obama let this terrorist raise money for him, he served with him on two different boards, and they even partnered together to help infect the educational system in Chicago. Obama believed he could keep it quiet, and has repeatedly lied about his ties to this terrorist: William Ayers. Obama entered into deals he knew were shady with the now convicted felon: Tony Rezko. And it is now being revealed that Barack Obama helped the organization ACORN shakedown the banks that eventually caused the markets to lose nearly 9 trillion dollars of savings, retirement, and investment just this week.
Perhaps you would allow your children to be influenced by someone who doesn't share your worldview on every bit of minutia. But it is doubtful you would allow them to mix and mingle with this sort of human form of pond scum.
And if that's the case, why would you want to elect someone for president who sees nothing wrong with what these types of people engage in?