Sunday, February 11, 2007

Experience

I'm ashamed to admit that I didn't use my critical thinking skills any more effectively than Blogs for Bush, which says of Obama's presidential bid:

He hasn’t the experience: Certainly the most impertinent Presidential campaign since Wilke in 1940.
I, too, thought -- and said a couple of times -- that I don't think Obama is ready to run for president, he's not experienced enough.

Sadly,No! replied to Blogs for Bush:

Then again, there was Steve Forbes in 1996 and 2000, who was never elected to any office above and including dog-catcher. Actually, for 2008, there’s presumably Giuliani, who never held a state office. Come to think of it, actually, for 2008, there’s also, presumably, that one-term governor, Mitt Romney. Actually, there’s also Cox and Smith, for the GOP in 2008, who were never elected to a single office above, below, or including municipal sewer commissioner. Come to think of it, there’s also that one-term Republican governor, Gilmore…
Which made me think about the fact that Hillary Clinton is only on her second term as Senator of New York. If Al Gore were to be drafted to run, he would have the most experience of the Democratic and Republican frontrunners.

After all, as Pither pointed out, Al Gore actually was elected President.

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