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Old 09-25-2008, 03:16 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Why didn't all of you (that support him now) elect him back in 2000? I mean, he definitely had more experience than George W...Please help me to understand this because I am confused as to why this is, if he so fabulous?

He was too young then!
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Old 09-25-2008, 03:18 PM
 
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He was too young then!
Should we wait 8 more years to give him time to mature?
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Old 09-25-2008, 03:18 PM
 
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"I mean, he definitely had more experience". Again, governor trumps a senator in many cases. A janitor often trumps a JUNIOR senator who voted "here" on the state level.
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Old 09-25-2008, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I didn't have the opportunity. Because my state's primary is so late, OTHER PEOPLE winnow the field and we get to vote for who's left. IT STINKS.
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Old 09-25-2008, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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"I mean, he definitely had more experience". Again, governor trumps a senator in many cases. A janitor often trumps a JUNIOR senator who voted "here" on the state level.
So Palin is more experienced than McCain? At what point in his senatorial career did he surpass the experience of a janitor?
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Old 09-25-2008, 03:33 PM
 
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(And yes I'm aware I missed Reagan as Gov of CA)

W: TX Governor for 6 years

Clinton: AR Governor for 12 years, also served as state Attorney General

George HW Bush: US House 4 years, Amb. to UN 2years, RNC Chair, Envoy to China, CIA Director, VP for 8 years

Carter: GA Governor for 6 years, also 4 years in state senate

Nixon: Senator for 2 years, VP for 8 years

Johnson: US House 12 years, Senator for 12 years, VP for ~4 years

Kennedy: US House 6 years, Senator for 8 years

Eisenhower: No political experience, distinguished military service

Truman: Senator for 10 years

Roosevelt: NY Governor for 3 years
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Old 09-25-2008, 03:40 PM
 
Location: At my computador
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Bush had the numbers then. Maybe he was the man for the moment. Today, McCain's the right one for the time.

Circumstances change.
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Old 09-25-2008, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC
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Bush had the numbers then. Maybe he was the man for the moment. Today, McCain's the right one for the time.

Circumstances change.
Wouldn't you think than that McCain would kind of feel like the fat kid who always get picked last for teams in elementary school? I would think it might give one an inferiority complex?
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Old 09-25-2008, 03:53 PM
 
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Bush had the numbers then. Maybe he was the man for the moment. Today, McCain's the right one for the time.

Circumstances change.
I agree. Who knows why someone does better in one year than the other? Circumstances change, they learn lessons etc.

Obama didn't have a great year in 2000 either; he lost a Democratic primary run for the U.S. House of Representatives.
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Old 09-25-2008, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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Wouldn't you think than that McCain would kind of feel like the fat kid who always get picked last for teams in elementary school? I would think it might give one an inferiority complex?
No.. McCain knows that if the 2000 campaign was run again with what everyone knows now, he would have been the nominee. He beat out quite a few very popular people to win the nomination this year..
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