June 16, 2008
John McCain and Barack Obama spent their Father's Day on Sunday furthering their Presidential campaigns.
McCain spent Father's Day at his Northern Virginia headquarters, focusing on Iraq.
The presumptive Republican presidential nominee met with the Iraqi Foreign Minister yesterday, Hoshyar Zebari. The two discussed security improvements in Iraq, and spoke about negotiations between the two countries on an agreement to pave the way for the future presence of U.S. military forces in Iraq.
"It's very important that we not let any of this success slip away," McCain said after the meeting at his campaign office.
Meanwhile, in a popular church on Chicago's South Side, Obama decried the shortage of police on the streets and money for schools, as well as the presence of guns in the "wrong" hands. Obama also said that Americans need more than jobs and opportunity in its communities.
The Presidential candidate told his hometown congregation, "We also need families to raise our children," he said. "We need fathers to realize that responsibility does not end at conception. We need them to realize that what makes you a man is not the ability to have a child."