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View Poll Results: Who is ready for "Day One" at the helm of the Greatest Nation?
Hillary 9 19.57%
Obama 21 45.65%
McCain 16 34.78%
Voters: 46. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-25-2008, 04:50 PM
 
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....."the three leading contenders for president have less executive grounding than anyone elected to the White House in nearly a half-century."

Will any presidential candidate be ready on 'Day One'?
By Susan Page, USA TODAY


So who is ready, and why?
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Old 02-25-2008, 04:56 PM
 
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None of them! It will be on the job training.
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Old 02-25-2008, 04:59 PM
 
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Out of the three, John McCain because he has some experience in the senate.
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Old 02-25-2008, 05:04 PM
 
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....."the three leading contenders for president have less executive grounding than anyone elected to the White House in nearly a half-century."

Will any presidential candidate be ready on 'Day One'?
By Susan Page, USA TODAY


So who is ready, and why?
Obama is ready to meet with terrorists and dictators from day one. He is also ready to let the UN tax Americans from day one.

Other than that, he needs to get a job as a motivational speaker and stay out of this race.

He is too much of a dolt to be president. Only reason he is where he is at is because of his speech-writer, his trusty teleprompter, and the liberal media backing him up 100%.
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Old 02-25-2008, 05:14 PM
 
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Out of those 3 I would vote for McCain hands down. Hope he chooses a guy that is very good re: economics. That would be team I would be very comfortable with. Strong national security, strong economy.
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Old 02-25-2008, 05:57 PM
 
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Out of the three, Obama is the best equipped.
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Old 02-25-2008, 06:36 PM
 
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Obama is the most intelligent of the three and open to new ideas. With the other two it's just more of the same.
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Old 02-25-2008, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Albemarle, NC
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Obama is ready to meet with terrorists and dictators from day one. He is also ready to let the UN tax Americans from day one.
He's already written legislation that would force the US to pay the UN $845billion over the next 13 years.
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Old 02-25-2008, 07:04 PM
 
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Ready for the same ol same ol? All of them. Yay us!!!!
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Old 02-25-2008, 07:35 PM
 
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Obama is the most intelligent of the three and open to new ideas. With the other two it's just more of the same.
Obama is by far the most naive and writes the speeches of what Washington should be according to the masses that pay attention for a few months once every four years. But his youth shows through, and the fact that he's only been in Washington for 4 years. I fear that he, if elected, is in for a rude awakening. Some say more of the same, but it's funny how that's generally what it takes to get things accomplished in Washington.

There was a very good piece on CNN earlier this evening. When you think about the greatest accomplishments of any politician, it's when they reach across the aisle to work with the other party because that's what it takes to get things accomplished in Washington. On a strictly partisan issue, there are measures such as filibusters that don't allow those issues to pass. That's why many Republicans are best known for liberal ideas and many Democrats are best known for conservative ideas. To me, this is the true mark of being ready on day one. For McCain, there is McCain-Feingold, McCain-Leiberman, McCain-Kennedy etc. However for Obama, the most partisan, liberal senator in 2007 has only participated in liberal agendas and his style of bargaining is, give up on your ideas and adopt mine. This would truly create problems on day one.
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