Barak Obama is not ready to be President of the United States. And the day he gets ready, he is not suitable to be President of the United States.
As a small town Pennsylvania girl growing up next to the Appalachian Trail, I lived, grew up and almost died in small town Pennsylvania. Do not mistake their beliefs as something to do until good jobs appear.
What Barak Obama's comments about "clinging to guns" really means is that he hopes America has changed more than it has. He is hoping that the color of his skin is not going to be a disadvantage in small town Pennsylvania if he can offer economic advantage. He is wrong. Not completely, but still he is wrong.
What Mr. Obama wishes is that these mythical small town Pennsylvanians are ready to abandon their racism, not their guns or religion. The color of a person's skin is going to be a factor in any small town Pennsylvania election. And in any District of Columbia election. Or any election in the United States of America. Race may not be the overwhelming weight it used to be on the scales, but it is still there.
Mr. Obama's comments reveal his attitude towards most of America as Lilliputians needing guidance. For that reason, he should never be President. And he never will be.
Bloggers are correct in saying that entire rituals surround the hunting experience. Besides which, it is fun! You get up early in the morning with your Dad, you pack your lunch, you go into the woods having put on your "kill the human scent" spray. And you wait. You wait for the deer to come out to eat so you can shoot them and bring home enough meat for the winter. Every one of us is here today because almost all of our ancestors did the same thing. They killed their food. It is not a bad thing.