June 22nd, 2008
10:06 AM ET
13 years ago

Elian Gonzalez's uncle chides Obama


MIAMI, Florida (CNN) - Elian Gonzalez's uncle wants Sen. Barack Obama to remove two advisers from his campaign.

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama
soundoff (17 Responses)
  1. Ron, TX

    Who cares what Elian Gonzalez's uncle thinks... why is the media giving this guy air time?

    June 22, 2008 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  2. Ridgeway

    Keep the advisors and remove himself.

    June 22, 2008 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  3. Danny, CA

    Do not worry. Barack is not going to be our president. He is dishonest and an idiot. It is all waste of time and money.

    June 22, 2008 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  4. Kenneth M.

    I am suprized that the Afro Cuban Community is not more supportive of Obama.

    June 22, 2008 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  5. Ardnuas

    His uncle is a FOOL...... Obama didn't have anything to do with Elian.... He should be angry with Bill Clinton or Elian's father..... what a dope!!!!

    June 22, 2008 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  6. Phil, FL

    This election is about the United States of America.

    How did they respond when we all wanted Castro removed?

    Don't pay any attention to Communists in any country. Don't buy from Communists (China).

    Take our country back for US Citizens, or we become "third world" also.

    June 22, 2008 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  7. Chris

    And why are we listening to the uncle of a child that has joined the junior communist party??????

    June 22, 2008 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  8. JEC

    Are you kidding me? they love attention!!! Hello this was years ago get over it and move on..!!!!

    June 22, 2008 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  9. Ted

    And this matters?

    June 22, 2008 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  10. The Blind Lady of Justice


    He may be entitled to his opinion, how every erroneous it may be, but why add any legitimacy to it by posting it?

    Let's remember this is about a boy that wasn't a US citizen and whose father ... remember fathers have rights too ... wanted him back in Cuba. This uncle, at least one generation removed from this father, has ZERO rights as it pertains to the boy. He should SHUT UP. And if he can't shut up, you shouldn't be giving him his 5 minutes of fame.

    Honestly, I don't think MOST AMERICANS want to see a world where, however slightly, a candidate is "INDICTED" because of a weak connection like this, from over a decade ago, in a situation where the law prevailed, made by radical activists with no regard for the truth ...

    HERE IS A POLITICALLY INCORRECT TRUTH .... This is an non-English speaking, old man of feeble mind that is either being manipulated has malice aforethought, or is just plain WRONG. If he loves this country so much, at least learn to speak the language or at least keep his bombastic radical agenda to himself.

    June 22, 2008 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  11. Raghu

    You shouldn't vote or not vote based on who someone has in his campaign, but on his views.

    June 22, 2008 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  12. Reality

    And this is why AMERICANS did not care about Elian...and still don't.

    June 22, 2008 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  13. Iris Davidson

    Who in the heck is Elian Gonzalez,s uncle that he should tell Obama who hweshould have on his campaign staff.

    June 22, 2008 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  14. USAF Staff Sergeant

    Wow. As far as unimportant people making the news because of their views on this election, this guy wins top spot. WHO CARES at all what... Elian Gonzalez's uncle thinks?!?! My lord.............

    June 22, 2008 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  15. Ernest from MD

    Who is this man? A political heavy weight?

    June 22, 2008 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  16. Brian

    So to sum up:

    blah, blah, blah..... please fire your advisers for thwarting our KIDNAPPING attempt and listen t my lies. (That's right kidnapping, you do not have the right to separate a father from his son just because your in America!)

    June 22, 2008 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  17. side issue - U.S. Cuban Relations

    If Cuba is your absolute central issue in foreign relations – in issolation of everything else – go ahead and vote McCain.

    Shame on those who don't view the world as dynamically inter-related. If we have relations with Viet Nam and China, why not Cuba? Hasn't economic and cultural engagement over time been more successfull in regiem change and cost-benefit than isolation and violent overthrow? Hmmmmmm.... Iraq comes to mind.... And, how then are we viewed by the international community and what legitimacy do we have to influence the world? Hmm... torture and violation of human rights...

    We've got to clean house. No Bush. Indict Cheney and Rove. Reject McSame. Vote Democrat. Vote Obama.

    June 22, 2008 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |