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View Poll Results: Poll: Is Barack Obama Too Young To Be President?
Yes 13 50.00%
No 11 42.31%
Undecided 2 7.69%
Voters: 26. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-28-2007, 05:17 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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Is Barack Obama too young to be President?
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Old 07-28-2007, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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Age is a relative thing. I think he doesn't have enough miles on his butt to really know what he's doing. I think he would make a good president in about 8 years.

He's got no background in the military, which is not a requirement, but it does help you to make decisions militarily wise. You somehow have a better taste for freedom.

He's just to green right now. haha Not in color, but experience.
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Old 07-28-2007, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Tuxedo Park, NY
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For a few reasons, his age and level of experience are certainly not optimum for the person needed to lead the country. As jgussler stated, his lack of military experience would not help at all. In fact, I feel it would be catastrophic if the US was attacked, and Obama was President. Now, I should say that I'm a registered Rep. and this panel of Dems certainly is not changing my mind, so there may be a slight bias, but regardless, I think the issue of age will come up more and more frequently as the competitive nature of the 2008 race draws nearer.
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Old 07-28-2007, 11:38 AM
 
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Barack is way too inexperienced for even the VP spot. I know he's the media's darling right now and he's getting great press, but it won't be enough. Hillary will take the democratic nod and I really don't think she will offer him the number two spot. He won't bring any electoral votes to the ticket.
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Old 07-28-2007, 03:16 PM
 
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you people are amusing...lack of military experience? You mean like Bush & Cheney who never served?

As for his age do you want a fossil like McCain?
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Old 07-28-2007, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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you people are amusing...lack of military experience? You mean like Bush & Cheney who never served?

As for his age do you want a fossil like McCain?
never served? My neighbor who is currently on his second trip to Iraq is Air National Guard. I'll have to tell him he never served.

but back on track. I'm not saying that you have to have military service to be President. I'm saying, somebody that is Obama's age, it would have helped if he at least would have been introduced to the military so that he could at least join in a conversation with military advisors.

No, I don't want McCain, but he would be better then Obama.
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Old 07-28-2007, 04:49 PM
 
Location: VA
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The most qualified people for President are Dick Cheney and John McCain. Do you want these people with great resumes and experience?
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Old 07-28-2007, 06:58 PM
 
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Not too young, too inexperienced.
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Old 07-28-2007, 07:07 PM
 
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JFK was 43. TR was 42.
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Old 07-29-2007, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Northeast U.S.
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Not too young, too inexperienced.
Exactly.
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JFK was 43. TR was 42.
And Obama is now the age Kennedy was at his assassination.
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