Discussion in 'Politics' started by Annie, Jul 6, 2004.
What experience did George W. have when he was running on 00?
I think he owned a baseball team....
I guess his terms in Texas didn't count? How many other 2 term governors were there in Texas' history?
Governor of a large state (Texas) for two terms. Plus, business experience is a MAJOR plus in my opinion. He is not a lifelong politician like Kerrey, Clinton, et. al. A matter of fact, most GOP members work before going into politics. How dare them!
Voter appeal where? Most (and I am one) Southerners will not like Edwards. He is slick and he doesn't even appeal to his own statesmen so how is he going to appeal to Texans, Arkansans, etc.?
Edwards was selected by Bill and Hillary so it would look like Kerrey was trying to win. They know he cannot get elected with Edwards, and that is better for them so that Hillary can run in 2008.
I would bet that the Rangers are the only business that did not fail.
Plus...Governors in texas are mearly a figure head. The Lt. Governor has much more power.
I think its a little late to be debating GWB's experience before 2000. He has been the President for over 3 years now.
The office of governor is probably not as strong in Texas as in some other states. Legally, at least, the governor has little power over certain administrative functions and has no removal power over important elected officials. His privilege of legislative veto may be his strongest executive weapon. Politically, however, the governor has been an influence on the decisions of state government at almost all levels.
So, since Edwards could not get re-elected by his state as Senator, he isn't qualified either? Right? I mean, he failed at politics. At least Bush has experience and I suspect he learned from his experiences.
Edwards' experience consists of suing based on unproven science. A matter-of-fact, a strong case could be made that Edwards has contributed to the out of control medical expenses since most of the increase in costs for medical care is because of increased insurance costs due to lawsuits.
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