And I thank you for sharing your views! Most of the men who have been President, were Governors, I guess this disqualifies Obama, anyone else but Obama, this is a one-dimentional way of thinking.
On the contrary! With regard to being a governor I'm concerned about McCain on the same level. No experience.
Other than having the qualities to be a great leader, sound judgement, being able to make decisions, the right ones, (and as we all know, half of the time, most of the Presidents in power, do not make the right decisions - thus this is not necessarily a requirement I guess!).
This is highly a subjective statement and would constitute as opinion. I'm looking for examples or objective items that support the notion he has qualities to be a 'great leader' shows 'sound judgment' when making decisions.
As for "related" experience, it is not a requirement that political experience makes you a good President, it does help, and in that case, Senator Obama may just be a Junior Senator in the US Senate, however, prior to that he was a Senator for the State of Illinois for about 8 years, he was a lawyer.
Did anything significant come from his 8 years being an Illinois senator and 3 years in the US Senate?
You know what else, Obama exudes the confidence & eloquence that we need in our leadership, not fumbling and bumbling. He also seems to have a vision of where our country could be, that others don't seem to see. But so many of his naysayers consider this to be a bad trait, too cocky and definitely talks too much....more good qualities for a great leader!lol!
yes, no fumbling and bumbling?
There is a long list that goes against this FS.
Give a child an Breathalyzer or inhalator for a treatable illness like asthma.
Israel is a strong friend to Israel. (just for short starters)
Go back and look at all the speeches you are holding in your mind. Which one's did he have a teleprompter or read a prepared speech compared to the times things were 'off the cuff' so to speak? During the times of 'off the cuff' there are many flubs and stutters (during his recent international trip I think it was in Jordan where he stuttered for a remarkable period of time)!
Two things regarding the vision:
First of all I will agree he does seem to have a vision. A Marxist one and if you support Marxism/Socialism then this is the vision for you and the country.
Second, he is lying when saying that his Marxist views are the 'great traditional values' of the country.
Technically, if experience is really what the people are looking for, then either Guiliani, Romney or Huckabee should have been the frontrunner!
Very TRUE. I often wonder why states that allow independents to vote in primaries are allowed to play such an influential role in choosing a candidate in the early primaries. IMO, McCain wouldn't have had a chance and would have been dealt a devastating blow in the beginning. Again JMO.
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FS, thank you for this non-abrasive discussion.