Tuesday, June 03, 2008

So Senator Obama is the nominee

As someone who has seen the Illinois Senate in action and realizes he only has 4 years elected experience outside of that realm I am asking my democratic readers one question.

How is that enough experience to be leader of the free world?

OneMan


2 comments:

So-Called Austin Mayor said...

OM,

If you can direct me to any individual with sufficient experience to lead the free world on that basis, I would be happy to hear about it.

The President of the United States of America cannot merely rely on experience -- especially in the 21st Century -- the world is too dynamic and ever changing to turn backwards for answers.

Washington, Adams and Jefferson did not found our United States based on their prior experience with nation building. Lincoln did not save the union due to his vast experience with civil wars. FDR did not see us through Hoover's Great Depression because of his experience with previous economic collapses.

Those great men lead our country and the free world using profound wisdom and by exercising extraordinary judgment.

And our nation's recent history with the experienced Rumsfeld, Cheney, Ashcroft, et al has shown that if there ever was a time for leading our nation and world by looking backwards, that time has long since passed.

Sound judgment, not the false promise of experience, is what a president needs to move this country forward.

And Barack Obama has the judgment America needs.

-- SCAM
so-called "Austin Mayor"
http://austinmayor.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

As a democrat, I do not believe he has enough leadership experience. All those men listed by SCAM had leadership experience. His judgment, alone, is not a good selling point these days (a couple ministers, best friend Rezco, and a bad house deal are all judgment calls).

But the one thing he does promise is an end to this ambiguous war on terror. Democrats tend to be budget oriented as well. I don't think the party leaders will let him screw up. I also don't think he can be worst that Bush.

So my response to you is, he's good enough.

@6