Obama misses vote for 15th Wedding Anniversary

This isn't necessarily deserving of its own diary, but since Obama is taking fire for not being in Washington and many are wondering where Obama is tonight:

After spending the morning and early afternoon in Iowa, Obama is scheduled to jet back to Chicago for an evening with his wife, Michelle Obama.

Besides celebrating the five-year anniversary of his speech opposing the invasion of Iraq, Obama is also celebrating another, more romantic anniversary this week: his 15th wedding anniversary.


Via the Chicago Tribune's The Swamp

Tags: Barack Obama, President 2008 (all tags)

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44 Comments

Re: Obama misses vote for 15th Wedding Anniversary

The vote was in the afternoon when he was in Iowa, not when he would be with his wife.

by jsamuel 2007-10-03 12:15PM | 0 recs
Re: Obama misses vote for 15th Wedding Anniversary

He would have had to get back to Chicago from Washington --- when his vote wouldn't have mattered anyway.  I think we can give him some credit for wanting to be home with his family today.

We don't want sink to the level of the RNC going after Allen.

by psericks 2007-10-03 12:21PM | 0 recs
Re: Obama misses vote for 15th Wedding Anniversary

I really don't want to make any more of this inane non-issue about Obama missing a vote he already showed up for twice, but I'd just point out that his wedding anniversary is October 18, not today.

Why they're celebrating it this week is none of my business, but I'm just letting you know.

by Steve M 2007-10-03 12:29PM | 0 recs
Re: Obama misses vote for 15th Wedding Anniversary

I agree here.  He showed up twice and guess what?  Same result.  This won't change until we get DEMOCRATS elected for the senate.

by Edna Howard 2007-10-03 12:38PM | 0 recs
Re: Obama misses vote for 15th Wedding Anniversary

15 years!  Just think how many wives Rudy Giuliani could go through in that span of time.

by Steve M 2007-10-03 12:16PM | 0 recs
Re: Obama misses vote for 15th Wedding Anniversary

C'mon thats just a low blow .

giggle.

by lori 2007-10-03 12:19PM | 0 recs
Re: Obama misses vote for 15th Wedding Anniversary

it is true though.  and the Obama marriage is solid and one many would die for.

by Edna Howard 2007-10-03 12:37PM | 0 recs
Re: Obama misses vote for 15th Wedding Anniversary

It's amazing how all the main people in the "moral values" party are on their 2nd or 3rd marriages, rumored affairs etc, while the "amoral" Democratic party's main people are all on their first marriages and no rumors or inuendo of affairs, etc (unless you count the ludicrous Hillary is a lesbian "rumors" that the GOP was throwing out in the late 90's).  

by yitbos96bb 2007-10-03 10:09PM | 0 recs
Re: Obama misses vote for 15th Wedding Anniversary

You mean "cackle."

by horizonr 2007-10-03 06:22PM | 0 recs
Re: Obama misses vote for 15th Wedding Anniversary

Well, Rudy adds them up:

5th with Wife 1

8th with Donna

5th with Judy

and then he takes them all out with a bunch of gay guys.  

Rudy is a good time guy.

by dataguy 2007-10-03 02:02PM | 0 recs
Re: Obama misses vote for 15th Wedding Anniversary

Are you serious? How the hell do you know if the Obama marriage is solid? Give me a break.

by dobied 2007-10-03 12:39PM | 0 recs
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by dobied 2007-10-03 12:39PM | 0 recs
Re: Obama misses vote for 15th Wedding Anniversary

I don't know why he couldn't have had his anniversay celebration in Washington DC.

If his marriage is solid, then surely Mrs. Obama wouldn't have minded having it in Wash. DC.

by dk2 2007-10-03 12:56PM | 0 recs
Re: Obama misses vote for 15th Wedding Anniversary

You're putting the cart before the horse here.  You don't get to the 15-year mark by asking your wife to hold her anniversary celebration on your business trip!

by Steve M 2007-10-03 12:59PM | 0 recs
Re: Obama misses vote for 15th Wedding Anniversary

Because they have two school aged children.

by Dee 2007-10-03 01:02PM | 0 recs
Re: Obama misses vote for 15th Wedding Anniversary

They have 2 school aged children while they are campaigning also.

What happens when he is in the White House, do they go back to Il to celebrate the other anniversaries also?

by dk2 2007-10-03 01:05PM | 0 recs
I sure hope so

Wedding anniversaries are important.

Why shouldn't we give him CREDIT for being thoughtful?

Geezus.

by dataguy 2007-10-03 02:03PM | 0 recs
Re: Obama misses vote for 15th Wedding Anniversary

That's a pretty douche bag statement.

by yitbos96bb 2007-10-03 10:10PM | 0 recs
Re: Obama misses vote for 15th Wedding Anniversary

Please spare me, we are talking about the Presidency of the US of A.

I wonder why they didn't have this type of problem worked out for him to still give attention the the needs of the country.

I have been married for 25 years to the same person, I think I know what it takes.

by dk2 2007-10-03 01:04PM | 0 recs
Re: Obama misses vote for 15th Wedding Anniversary

Congratulations on 25 years.

by Todd Bennett 2007-10-03 01:07PM | 0 recs
Re: Obama misses vote for 15th Wedding Anniversary

 Thank you.

by dk2 2007-10-03 01:21PM | 0 recs
Yeah, me too

but I have been married to someone other than who you are married to, I think...

Is that you, honey?

by dataguy 2007-10-03 02:04PM | 0 recs
Kudos to Steve M for the scoop

It looks like Obama has a schedule mix up ... his anniversary isn't today!

LOL

by dpANDREWS 2007-10-03 02:02PM | 0 recs
Re: Obama misses vote for 15th Wedding

What are you, the etiquette nazi?  

He gets to decide, not some ignorant blogger.

by dataguy 2007-10-03 02:04PM | 0 recs
Re: Obama misses vote for 15th Wedding

Cool.  Can I decide any day I want to miss work and tell my employer that it's to celebrate my wedding anniversary (which happens to be a couple of weeks away anyway?) If so, please inform my boss for me.

by markjay 2007-10-03 03:31PM | 0 recs
Re: Obama misses vote for 15th Wedding

Yes, you can take a day off from your job.  Absolutely you can.  And being that he works for MY state, I have no issues.  If the vote was going to be close, then YES, but on a DOA vote, it isn't as big of a deal.

by yitbos96bb 2007-10-03 10:12PM | 0 recs
Re: Obama misses vote for 15th Wedding Anniversary

This is a dishonest and misleading title. Obama missed the vote so he could fund raise and campaign. He is celebrating tonight, not during the vote(s) he missed.

by DoIT 2007-10-03 03:23PM | 0 recs
Re: Obama misses vote for 15th Wedding Anniversary

What a joke. This guys is running for president. He misses vote, his wife says he stinks . He is not ready for the big time

by dobied 2007-10-03 03:38PM | 0 recs
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by dobied 2007-10-03 03:38PM | 0 recs
who cares about his anniversary?

I've been married for seven years. We've often been unable to go out on the very day of our anniversary for one reason or another--this year it was for lack of a babysitter available. So we went out a different night.

I don't buy skipping an important Senate vote so he can go out to an anniversary dinner.

by desmoinesdem 2007-10-03 03:55PM | 0 recs
Re: who cares about his anniversary?

And it made what difference in the outcome of the vote?  

by yitbos96bb 2007-10-03 10:13PM | 0 recs
this is lame

Even I don't particular care whether he did not show up for a symbolic vote, I believe this diary is just lame and laughable.

Folks, he's running for the president, not Mr. America. Cover magazines can only get you so far. The more I watch this guy, the more I am convinced he's just an empty suit.

by areyouready 2007-10-03 04:32PM | 0 recs
I am shocked, shocked

that a Hillary-bot like yourself would express skepticism about another candidate.

Will wonders never cease?

by dataguy 2007-10-03 05:40PM | 0 recs
Re: I am shocked, shocked

It's a filthy piece of shit with no redeeming value at all.  Just ignore it.

by yitbos96bb 2007-10-03 10:14PM | 0 recs
Re: Obama misses vote for 15th Wedding Anniversary

"he did not show up for a symbolic vote"
There have been different diaries on this,...

If Obama supporters...really, truly believe any attempts to end this madness before Jan 2009..is simply symbolic....
Of course it was symbolic...
and your candidate is "symbolic" of?

but hey...as it was no big deal....i truly doubt any candidate will even mention it...

...and if they do....Obama can say "Hey it was just symbolic...no big deal."

(until today Obama was my #2)

by DenverD 2007-10-03 05:27PM | 0 recs
Re: Obama misses vote for 15th Wedding Anniversary

I'm not one to freak out over someone missing a vote or two when it makes no difference to the outcome.

But when I talked to Senator Feingold's office today, they made clear to me that he intends to introduce his amendment to end the war each and every time a funding bill comes up, as often as he can get a vote on it.

He's working hard to end the war.  Do we really want to make a laughingstock out of him?  I agree with you that it's overly dismissive to call it a "symbolic" vote.

by Steve M 2007-10-03 05:56PM | 0 recs
by rapcetera 2007-10-03 05:45PM | 0 recs
Not true

Another spin for not voting.  The anniversary is on October 18.  What made him decide to celebrate them 2 weeks earlier?

We can expect another clarification from the Obama campaign that a campaign staff made a scheduling error and scheduled the celebration two weeks earlier.

by glenpb1 2007-10-03 06:59PM | 0 recs
He decided that he'd rather go out to dinner

And skip a vote he didn't want to have to weigh in on.  

by dpANDREWS 2007-10-04 03:58AM | 0 recs
Re: He decided that he'd rather go out to dinner

Do you realize how silly you sound, claiming that Obama deliberately ducked this vote, when he had no problem voting on the exact same amendment two weeks ago?

by Steve M 2007-10-04 04:25AM | 0 recs
Truly moronic

comment.

Truly.

Do you LOOK at your comments before clicking "Post"?

by dataguy 2007-10-04 04:48AM | 0 recs
when did the senate get organized...

so that a senator would know that scheduling a date with his wife would conflict with a vote???

personally, i can't tell if you don't understand how the senate works, think that the obama's scheduled this at the last minute (barack, there's a vote -- let's go to dinner!), or just feel the need to attack democrats...

by bored now 2007-10-04 04:53AM | 0 recs
He has a history of ducking votes in my opinion

by dpANDREWS 2007-10-04 05:35AM | 0 recs
Re: Obama misses vote for 15th Wedding

Flown... if you are going to criticize at least do it properly.  

by yitbos96bb 2007-10-03 10:10PM | 0 recs

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