You're also missing some of the historical contexts. Almost every religion at the time of Abraham demanded sacrifices of children. A number of them would require the sacrifice of the first born. The point of the Abraham and Isaac story was that it ended the sacrifice of children.
Jesus actually follows a similar vein: His death, among other things, marked the end of the need to perform animal sacrifices.
If you're defining kids to mean those who need to learn a lesson, then, by definition, everyone is a kid. The question, really is, who is actually going to learn the lesson, and from what Rahm said, Obama has definitely learned. Based on the vote in the house, the Republicans have not.
The problem is Department of Education is not a great fit for Bill. He's a business person that was willing to learn a little bit about programming, but he's not really been about innovating, just charging less than the other person until he wins. I'm not sure if I would pick a technology company head to run the DOEd, but I wouldn't pick him.
I believe we need to hold our leaders unaccountable, but if there is one thing Democrats do exactly opposite of the Republicans, is believe our job is to criticize every detail if it doesn't match exactly what we want. Thus, we end up with a bunch of single-issue voters and nothing gets done. While I believe in holding them to the fire to think bold, there needs to be some understanding about what can be accomplished versus what might be ideal.
Remember all of those stories about royalty dressing up as common people so they could walk the streets and find out what people were doing and saying. If you ever hear someone call themselves Barry Soetoro...
This question is just a variation on "When did you stop beating your wife?" How would Biden answer it? Give the 2 hour lecture necessary to explain what Socialism is so that he can then point out to the interviewer that she doesn't even know what she's asking?
If she had asked "Why do you think that Obama's statement of wealth redistribution is good?" it would have been a fair question to answer, but not the one she asked.
Powell is a Vietnam veteran medal winner. My dad, who is also a Vietnam veteran, who is voting for Obama in major part because he doesn't want McCain anywhere near the White House, thinks that Powell's endorsement is a major coup for Obama. This will play well with other veterans.