How is Obama qualified?

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    Please someone tell me how this guy is qualified to lead our country? What has he ever done except write a couple books..
     
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    He's not.
     
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    How is Fred Thompson qualified?

    I figure the only ones that are truly qualified on the dem side are Joe Biden and Bill Richardson. On the repub side, the only one might be Romney, if I agreed with anything he says in his current incarnation, maybe McCain, again, if he hadn't spent the last 7 years acting as a shill for Bush and sucking up to the radical right.
     
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    Fred Thompson was a DA on Law and Order!

    That makes him infinitely more qualified than Hillary or Obama.

    Guiliani's qualified. Anyone who could do to NYC what he did in his time of tenure is qualified to do anything, in my book. That place was a cess pool. People forget, because the turn around was so drastic and so quick, and has held so well. But I remember when NOBODY would think of "visiting" NYC, because it was such a mess and so hideously dangerous, even for tourists.
     
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    Columbia grad. Successful and experienced community organizer. Harvard Law School. Editor, Law Review, Successful attorney. Best selling author. Three term Illinois State Senator. Won US Senate seat with 70% of the vote.

    Success. Experience.

    that stands up quite nicely with the C.V. of many successful presidents.
     
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    Barak is qualified because he is an intelligent, civic minded American with a direction for the nation and a platform that shakes off the trappings of 20th century residual politiking.


    It's sure is a sad fucking state in our nation where public service must be preceded by CEO status in some corporation and good ole boy gladhanding.


    Age and Citizenship requirements - US Constitution, Article II, Section 1

    No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained to the age of thirty-five years, and been fourteen years a resident within the United States.

    Term limit amendment - US Constitution, Amendment XXII, Section 1 – ratified February 27, 1951

    No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once.

    http://www.presidentsusa.net/qualifications.html



    Looks like he qualifies.
     
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    None of them are qualified except as indicated by the Constitution, as observed by Shogun.
     
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    which is really the only qualification necessary, eh?

    they are just a handful of reasonably exceptional people who each want the chance to lead our nation. We all have our favorites, and we all have those who we can't stand. It is really no different than any other election cycle without an incumbent in the race.
     
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    Intelligence isn't a qualifier of anything.

    To be intelligent, I'd say a candidate should have actually accomplished something, aside from getting elected.

    So what has Obama actually DONE? Has he accomplished anything, except in his personal life?

    I do appreciate the fact that he's getting better at attacking Clinton, which will stand us in good stead when it comes to the actual presidential race. It will give us lots of good stuff to use against Hillary.
     
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    What are you rambling about? He's served in Senate, is loved by the public, and has a record of honesty, diplomacy, and civility.
     

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