Thursday, August 28, 2008

Obama for President 2028! (not 2008!)

Obama for President 2028! (not 2008!)

That’s right. I said, “Obama for President 2028!” Let me explain…

Yesterday, Senator Barack Hussein Obama, the junior senator from the State of Illinois, and the son of a Kenyan foreign exchange student and a white American citizen was officially nominated for U.S. President at the Democratic National Convention. This is an historic moment for a couple of reasons and as a white dude, I will carefully select my words to make certain that I am not misunderstood.

Senator Obama’s nomination is a milestone moment for diversity in America, but let us be clear on the fact that he is not a descendant of African-Americans who suffered the oppression of slavery. Arguably, there is much to be done to remove any remaining barriers. However, in a sense, the race barrier has been broken in America with Senator Obama’s nomination for President, and with due accolades, let us move on to the problem of the timing of his historic candidacy.

There is an enormous problem with the timing of Senator Obama’s candidacy: at this point in his career, he would bring absolutely no relevant leadership and management experience to the Oval Office. In fact, he is really quite new to the U.S. Senate and national politics as well, spending most of his first three years running for President. His lack of national political experience is also historic and perhaps even more historic than this Kenyan heritage. Yes, he did serve in the Illinois State Senate for eight years. Still, there has not been a presidential candidate in modern times who ran for president without completing a term as a state governor or in the U.S. Congress. There is no track record of business or political leadership in this man’s background! It is no wonder that Bill and Hillary Clinton are hopping mad about the 2008 Presidential election. It is astonishing that Senator Clinton was defeated by a candidate who would bring almost no relevant skills to the job of Commander-in-Chief.

There is no doubt that Senator Obama is very short on experience. Of course, this is why I think Senator Obama might make a good Presidential candidate for 2028. Delaying his candidacy by twenty years will give him a chance to gain some important experience before running for President. As it stands, Senator Obama can not be compared to Senator McCain. Race or ethnicity have nothing to do with the comparison. There is simply no paradigm in which the two men can be compared. Obama is not experienced and McCain is very experienced. Senator Obama is barely a U.S. Senator from the State of Illinois. Senator McCain is in his fourth term (22 years) as a U.S. Senator from the State of Arizona. Senator McCain is the only choice for President in 2008.

Just say NO to Obama 2008 and perhaps MAYBE to Obama 2028…

5 comments:

FAQ Editor said...

P.S. A link to this article was posted into the Facebook group Barack Obama (One Million Strong for Barack). It generated 95 replies in three hours. Evidently, it made some people think. One of the moderators of the group, Ken Stokes of Drexel University, became so upset by the original posting and my replies that he deleted the entire thread. He also threatened to ban me from the group. It seems that we have a campaign message winner here. Obama's young accolates just can't stand up to some clear-headed reasoning...

Ferny for McCain at Stanford said...

This is unbelievable; Charlton Heston put it best, "Political Correctness is tyranny with manners".

Keep it with the great work!

Smart-Cookie said...

faq editor - you are soooooooo right! I couldn't agree with you more. And thank you for reporting the shut-down to your attempt to spread an 'alternate' opinion.

I wrote a quick little article this morning about the arrest of an ABC News producer doing a story exposing Obama's hypocrisy in fundraising ... geez, some days I can be nicer about it than others ...thank you for offering a thoughtful perspective! ... after the convention I will be posting more Obama emails showing how he pretends to rely on donations from people who can only afford to send in $5 sometimes ... yeah, right. The whole thing is a 'show'...

Am in 'crazy person' mode today getting ready for my trip to the convention! Woo Hoo! But wanted to take just a sec to let you know how much I appreciate this article ... erudite, you are, my friend!

McCain 08!

Anonymous said...

No...Obama is left of left and should NOT be president in 20 years.

FAQ Editor said...

Hey Anonymous,

I think I agree with you but my point in the article is that Obama is not ready for prime time. He needs to get some experience and then try again, if he really needs to be President that badly... Aren't you suspicious of a person whose only qualification for a position is obsessive compulsive desire!