Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Experience? Change?

Experience can be commonly defined as knowledge or practical wisdom gained from what one has observed, encountered, or undergone.

John McCain ended his career in the Navy in the early 1980’s as a Captain; from there he entered politics and Congress in 1982. He was elected to the Senate in 1986, and has been instrumental in creating highly successful polices such as campaign finance reform, and suggested controversial, but later successful, polices such as the Iraq surge.

Barack Obama, however, spent less than 6 months as a US Senator before deciding to run for President. This lack of political tenure is what Obama feels makes him a special candidate, and the best choice for President.

Yet in last weeks Saddleback forum, Obama said something that left many Americans confused. When asked which Supreme Court Justice he would not have nominated, he mentioned Clarence Thomas. His answer may surprise you. Obama said that Thomas did not have the judicial experience to take such a high seat in the judicial system. Yet Obama has the least amount of political experience than any other person ever to run for President. Doesn’t this seem like a double standard?

Somehow still, this “outsider” characteristic intrigues many people to vote for Obama. They feel with less time in Washington, he is less tainted than other politicians. Obama’s idea of “Change” comes from the fact that he can bring new ideas, and a new face to American Politics. However, according to the Washington Post, Barack Obama voted with his Democratic colleagues 96% of the time.

Perhaps I am missing something here, but I don’t see that being much of a “Change” than what every other democrat in the Senate does. The only "Change" Obama will bring, is the fact he would be the least experienced President in United States History.

1 comment:

Smart-Cookie said...

vote4steve -

Yes, ironic, isn't it? He wouldn't choose a "candidate" without the proper experience.

Also ironic, the candidate who once gained "elected" office by having ALL of his competition DQ'd on a technicality may have a phony birth certificate ... which may DQ him from eligibility to seek the Office of President!

Ironic, that the man who claims to love America issues Convention credentials showing him in a stylized image draped in an upside-down American flag!

And thanks to bookworm, we know that too many of Obama's donors are fake ...

Uneblievable. Absolutely unbelievable. We are certainly being robbed of our right to have an intelligent contest between 2 qualified individuals, with the decision being left up to informed voters. Wow ... that's what Obama seems to call a strategy for "change we can believe in" ... unbelievable.

McCain 08!