Is Obama too inexperienced to be President?

January 6th, 2008

Next time someone tells you that a guy whose political experience mostly involved serving in the Illinois legislature isn’t qualified to be president, buy viagra search remind them of another man from Illinois who had even less political experience when he became President: Abraham Lincoln.

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  • 1. Patrick  |  January 6th, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    Ummm, this isn’t the 1860’s… The world is a much larger, and dangerous place today.

  • 2. Dean  |  January 6th, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    Experience is still overrated. Bush didn’t have much, nor Clinton, nor Reagan. It depends on who you surround yourself with. Cheney, Powell, Rice.

  • 3. Sancho  |  January 7th, 2008 at 5:36 am

    I’ve put “inexperience” and Obama in the same sentence before, I’m sure I’ll do it again. You are right though, a good leader, especially if inexperienced, will surround him/herself with good experience, and lead.

  • 4. still Unreal...  |  January 7th, 2008 at 10:03 am

    Sorry, a slightly absurd analogy.
    a) To my knowledge, Lincoln didn’t have to worry about someone running a carriage through the White House or general store.
    b) Hitler was a great speaker, too, according to his followers. Does that mean he was a good leader? While I don’t think Obama is a Hitler, I believe the same trap exists. Words don’t equate to actions.
    c) Lincoln was clearly a man that rose to the challenge of the civil war. Obama doesn’t even see us as being in a war with Islamo-fascists – which we are.

  • 5. Elliot  |  January 7th, 2008 at 11:24 am

    I’m not necessarily saying that Obama IS qualified to be President, but I think the assertion that he doesn’t have enough experience is misleading.

    After all, would could possibly prepare you to be President except actually being President?

  • 6. BobG  |  January 7th, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    “After all, would could possibly prepare you to be President except actually being President?”

    I agree with Elliot. It’s like saying someone having their first child didn’t have enough experience to be a parent.

  • 7. still Unreal...  |  January 7th, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    Both of you are correct, but what gives you the idea he will rise up to the leader this country needs going forward? The way he cavalierly handled the Bhutto assasination? Or the way he sticks his head in the sand in the face terrorism?
    I’m thinking he will have to be one HELL of a talker to NOT be killed by an Islamo-fascist. Liberal or conservative, these people want you to convert or die.
    Closer to home?
    Ok, do you think he will be able to balace the budget, lower taxes and provide healthcare for everyon with just an eloquent speech?

    Parents may not have experience, but at least (the ACTUAL ones, anyway) do what it takes to protect, grow and teach their children, not just think its the school & TV’s responsibility to make sure the child is raised right.

  • 8. BobG  |  January 8th, 2008 at 11:05 am

    Personally, I would never vote for Obama; I’m just against the idea that lack of experience is a negative for a presidential candidate. None of them have the experience of being a president.

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