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Old 11-05-2008, 08:51 AM
 
Location: West, Southwest, East & Northeast
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Let's see what the slick talking inexperienced man tells Russia!

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Old 11-05-2008, 08:55 AM
 
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How in the world does anyone have the experience it takes to be the POTUS? It's not like there are any job training sessions available. Of course he will learn as he goes. Any human would admit that they don't know everything. If he got up there and said anything less, people would be blasting him as a know-it-all. I think he was humble and truthful. We need people in our government who are willing to admit their faults. We've clearly had enough finger-pointers.

I also think history will see Obama as an amazing leader that changed the US for the better. I am sure John McCain would have been a great leader as well, but I firmly believe that Obama will be an outstanding one.
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Old 11-05-2008, 08:55 AM
 
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All he said is that he will make mistakes.

EVERYONE makes mistakes. He is human, not a computer.
That hasn't mattered to Dems re: Bush for the last 8 years, so don't expect it to matter to Reps re: Obama for the next 4.
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Old 11-05-2008, 08:57 AM
 
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The whole premise of this thread seems flawed. There was no incumbent running so each candidate would be "inexperienced" at "being President."

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Old 11-05-2008, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Cary - A great town for me
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The whole premise of this thread seems flawed. There was no incumbent running so each candidate would be "inexperienced" at "being President."


No, the issue is that Obama and his supporters said BEFORE the election that he had the experience. NOW after he wins he says he doesn't. THAT is the issue.
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Old 11-05-2008, 09:01 AM
 
Location: DC area
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People, no man, not one man coming into the Presidency of the United States of America for the first time has that experience. No other experience can prepare you for the grueling demands of that job. None of the Founding Father's had it, neither did Buchanan, FDR, Ike, Kennedy, Reagan, Clinton, Bush or any other president in history. They all have to learn on the job. To think otherwise is to not understand how the presidency works or what it entails.

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No, the issue is that Obama and his supporters said BEFORE the election that he had the experience. NOW after he wins he says he doesn't. THAT is the issue.
The experience they all have that makes them candidates for the presidency does not translate to experience as president.
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Old 11-05-2008, 09:01 AM
 
Location: The Woods
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The whole premise of this thread seems flawed. There was no incumbent running so each candidate would be "inexperienced" at "being President."

He has less experience in government than McCain did, that's for sure.
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Old 11-05-2008, 09:02 AM
 
Location: The Woods
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People, no man, not one man coming into the Presidency of the United States of America for the first time has experience. No other experience can prepare you for the grueling demands of that job. None of the Founding Father's had it, neither did Buchanan, FDR, Ike, Kennedy, Reagan, Clinton, Bush or any other president in history. They all have to learn on the job. To think otherwise is to not understand how the presidency works or what it entails.

The experience they all have that makes them candidates for the presidency does not translate to experience as president.
We needed a Reagan, a TR, or an Andrew Jackson given the situation...we got a carter or a hoover or worse.
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Old 11-05-2008, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Right where I want to be.
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It's called being humble.
No, it's called promising more than you can deliver, claiming abilities you don't have before the vote and admitting potential failures after the vote.

You know, some people are truly expecting their LIVES to change with this vote...it would have been humble to be realistic in the first place and not get people hooked on hopeium only to lead them to empty promises in the end.
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Old 11-05-2008, 09:04 AM
 
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Most the voter are black people, they just vote for him because they want a black president
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