Obama Doesn’t Have Enough Experience To Deliver

The experience issue continues to be a problem for Barack Obama, according to polls:

The poll suggests that perceived inexperience is more of a problem at the top of the Democratic ticket than in the No. 2 spot for Republicans.

Eighty percent say McCain, with nearly three decades in Congress, has the right experience to be president. Just 46 percent say Obama, now in his fourth year in the Senate, is experienced enough.

Fully 47 percent say Obama lacks the proper experience — an even worse reading than the 36 percent who had the same criticism about McCain running mate Sarah Palin, serving her second year as Alaska governor after being a small-town mayor.

“This is his fourth year in the Senate, and two of those four years he spent campaigning for president,” said Arthur Koch, 63, an undecided voter from Wallington, N.J. “I’m not too comfortable with that.”

Barack Obama has such an inexperience problem himself that when he tried to attack Sarah Palin for a lack of experience by comparing his experience to hers, he had to fabricate a straw man to do it:

OBAMA: “Well, my understanding is that Governor Palin’s town of Wasilla has I think 50 employees. We’ve got 2,500 in this campaign. I think their budget is maybe $12 million a year. You know, we have a budget of about three times that just for the month. So I think that our ability to manage large systems and to execute I think has been made clear over the last couple of years.”

Obama had to omit the fact that GOVERNOR Sarah Palin managed a budget of well over 10 billion dollars, and more than 24,000 employees.  And as a candidate running for office, Obama DOESN’T manage his own campaign, but has a campaign manager to take care of the overwhelming majority of management functions.

Let’s not forget the words of Bill Clinton, whom Democrats used to think was the smartest man in the universe:

the former president again grabbed headlines with comments that seemed to suggest he was less-than-supportive of the presumptive Democratic nominee.”Suppose you’re a voter, and you’ve got candidate X and candidate Y,” Bill Clinton said Tuesday at a Democratic event in Denver that featured his first public remarks since his wife Hillary Clinton was officially informed she would not be vice president.

“Candidate X agrees with you on everything, but you don’t think that candidate can deliver on anything at all. Candidate Y you agree with on about half the issues, but he can deliver. Which candidate are you going to vote for?” he asked – adding, after a pause: “This has nothing to do with what’s going on now.”

And he’s right.  Obama simply doesn’t have the experience running anything to deliver on running a nation of 300 million people.

Joe Biden – Barack Obama’s own running mate, selected to bolster Obama’s weakness in experience – said Obama wasn’t ready to lead:

Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE) Reaffirmed That Obama Was Not Ready To Be Commander In Chief. ABC’s George Stephanopoulos: “You were asked is he ready. You said ‘I think he can be ready, but right now I don’t believe he is. The presidency is not something that lends itself to on-the-job training.’” Sen. Biden: “I think that I stand by the statement.” (ABC’s “This Week,” 8/19/07)

Sen. Biden: “Having talking points on foreign policy doesn’t get you there.” (”Biden Lashes Out At Obama,” ABC News’ “Political Radar” Blog, blogs.abcnews.com, 8/2/07)

He isn’t.  And it’s not.  That aint good.

Hillary Clinton didn’t believe Obama is ready to be President.  She made a lot of headway running her 3AM phone ad to underscore that Democrats shouldn’t want someone who isn’t ready to take that call and lead.

It’s sad that a lot of people will genuinely suffer as the United States stumbles into one crisis after another due to lack of executive leadership, but that will be what they will get from an Obama presidency.

Democrats are in a crisis of their own manufacture: they have a candidate who is clearly not qualified to be President, and most Americans know it.  And even if their candidate wins, he will likely do such a poor job of running the country that in two years, Republicans will regain total dominance in the House and Senate, and in four years, they will have a Republican President who will win a mandate in a landslide.

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One Response to “Obama Doesn’t Have Enough Experience To Deliver”

  1. RoPiNi Says:

    Wow…you think it’s experience….go read the title of that article again.

    Experience…right…

    BTW, you see this one?

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