Obama Smokes?

President-elect Obama has my full support, but I have to say that I’m a little disappointed to learn that he’s a smoker. Why disappointed? I want my president to have the willpower to say no to things that are bad for himself, just like I want him to be able to say no to things that are bad for our country. When I hear that someone’s a smoker, I don’t think of him or her as strong. America needs someone strong. Someone larger-than-life strong.

The positive side to this is that it’s not easy to give up a 20-year smoking addiction. If Obama can pull it off, that says something to me about his character, and hopefully he’ll be an inspiration to all those smokers out there who talk about quitting on their cigarette breaks.

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