Originally Posted by Scarecrow
Here's a question to further hijack this thread...
I was recently turned down for a high level management job because I didn't have a strong enough management background in the field. You can't blame me...the salary was almost twice what I make right now, so I had to take a shot at it. I don't disagree with the decision THAT much, but it got me thinking about Obama.
We want this guy to be President, but how can we be guaranteed that he's not going to be as bad as Bush? All the news are talking about these days are Obama's background, and the more that unfolds the more I'm beginning to realize that he hasn't even so much as run a gas station or small business. He doesn't have any experience managing finances, personnel/human resources or government/emergency services.
I understand he's an "outsider" and all, but really...will he be able to keep us floating the next 4-8 years?
Here is a good link to information attesting to Obama's experience.
Also, Suppose your argument that he has too little experience does in fact hold water, does Sarah Palin?
You may ask why this matters, and I would say that it definitely matters because McCain would be, if elected, the oldest incoming president. Also, his fathered died of heart disease at a younger age than McCain is now, and McCain has shown on numerous instances that it is not unthinkable that he is suffering from the beginning of a mental disease such as Alzheimers. If he either dies or is shown to be mentally incapable of running the country, that responsibility falls to Sarah "Bridge to Nowhere" Palin.
Doesn't that seem like a better question?
On a side note, Obama's work running community service organizations, and his stints in both the state and U.S. Senate, are sufficient in my eyes to be able to lead the country. He's shown leadership skills, tenacity, courage, and above all, intelligence; something that has definitely been missing from the white house for the past 8 years.