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View Poll Results: Vote for somebody who doesn't have a degree?
Yes 153 72.51%
No 58 27.49%
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Old 02-13-2015, 04:51 PM
 
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George w bush has an MBA from Harvard, obama supposedly graduated from Harvard law school, and where has that gotten us?
Yeah, well who should we have elected instead?

Ted Nugent?

Unreal.

 
Old 02-13-2015, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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What does a college degree specifically enable someone who has one to do as President that someone who does not have one would not be able to do?

Understand: economics, foreign affairs, our constitution, enough science to guide policy/legislature, proper grammar, and the importance of education.
 
Old 02-13-2015, 10:15 PM
 
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Understand: economics, foreign affairs, our constitution, enough science to guide policy/legislature, proper grammar, and the importance of education.
I don't see how having a degree ensures you understand any of those things, if your degree is in say, Video Game Design.

It's highly dependent on who you are and what you study... and more importantly, what you learn in the 30 to 40 years between graduation and the Inaugural Ball, when college is a distant memory.
 
Old 02-13-2015, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Middle of the Pacific Ocean
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With what is coming out of colleges these days, I think it may be more harmful than good.
Seriously, though, I wouldn't vote for a fool, whether s/he has a college degree or not. And having a college degree doesn't guarantee that you're "educated" or qualified to serve in an elected leadership role. As for Scott Walker: not having a college degree won't hurt him (although it wouldn't shock me if he's secretly taking classes now at an online university and will have those credits applied to his University of Wisconsin degree requirements, which he has almost met). He's shown that he's electable and competent in a very significant role--governor of Wisconsin. Quite honestly, him not having a college degree would only "hurt" him among people who aren't going to vote for him anyway: liberal elites/elitists. This is much to do about nothing.
 
Old 02-13-2015, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Middle of the Pacific Ocean
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I don't see how having a degree ensures you understand any of those things, if your degree is in say, Video Game Design.

It's highly dependent on who you are and what you study... and more importantly, what you learn in the 30 to 40 years between graduation and the Inaugural Ball, when college is a distant memory.
Right, and ultimately, Scott Walker has shown (and this is a discussion about Scott Walker!) that he has a very sound understanding of and grasp on those things. Regardless of what one thinks of his policy views/decisions, one cannot take his intelligence and knowledge away from him.
 
Old 02-13-2015, 10:28 PM
 
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Right, and ultimately, Scott Walker has shown (and this is a discussion about Scott Walker!) that he has a very sound understanding of and grasp on those things. Regardless of what one thinks of his policy views/decisions, one cannot take his intelligence and knowledge away from him.
That's as may be, but please don't mistake me for a Republican. I'm probably what you would like to call a "liberal elitist".
 
Old 02-13-2015, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Pine Grove,AL
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I'll take job performance and experience over a degree any day..... but all 3 is a bonus.
 
Old 02-13-2015, 10:32 PM
 
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That's as may be, but please don't mistake me for a Republican. I'm probably what you would like to call a "liberal elitist".
Oh, no assumptions on my part Just making an observation.
 
Old 02-13-2015, 10:34 PM
 
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Oh, no assumptions on my part Just making an observation.
Alrighty, carry on then.
 
Old 02-13-2015, 10:59 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Yeah, well who should we have elected instead?

Ted Nugent?

Unreal.
Politics in this country is already a whirlwind entertaining circus. Ted Nugent would certainly up the entertainment value a few notches. So there's a silver lining.
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