Obama admits he's Not ready

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    I've been saying it all along, Obama is not experienced enough does not have the resume to be president, well who better than to agree with me than Obama himself.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4yCwqtuv5Q]YouTube - Obama says he's not ready to be President[/ame]
     
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    I can't stand this dig up everything the person's ever said crap. Fine if you don't like what he stands for, but trying to make an issue out of an off hand comment from 2004 detracts from any sensible debate about his candidacy.
     
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    2004 ... just after he won his Senate seat ...
     
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    It's not a single thing he said but the sum total Swing, that makes up the person. If a person has a thin resume like Obama does, then you have to go back to get commentary from his past in order to have that debate. I'll cite you an example, Obama likes to tout that his plan is better than John McCain on any number of issues, the econ. , the military, iraq, etc, so what the basis for that statment? his wealth of experience in those area's? So if a man 4 years ago thought he was not ready to be president, what made him change his mind two years later? experience?
     
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    Bill Clinton made a similar move, promising people of Ark. he wouldn't run in '92. It's just politics though, doesn't mean he'd be a good or bad leader.
     
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    Well thats the issue at hand Swing isn't it? While you think he will be a good leader I may not think so. It's how we arrive at that conclusion when looking at the same data that always makes debates interesting. I just hope that whoever gets elected, that for once, in this country no matter who it is, that this attitude, well i'm in power now it's time to get them back will change and they can conduct the nations business for us all. That goes for a Republican or a Democrat.
     
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    I don't think Obama will be as good as Clinton, just don't care what he said 4 years ago off hand.

    Still, I respect your opinion and even-tempered debating style.
     
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    How many years was Bush govr of Texas? Four? How many years has Obama been a Senator? Four?? To be fair, if we were going use that example, you could say the experience issue has been an unmitigated disaster as far as Bush is concerned....
     
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    well if that's the standard you Repubs didn't think McCain was qualified in 2000...in fact Bush labeled him unfit and unqualifed... what's changed in 8 years? nothing other than McCain now sides with Bush 90% of the time...

    guess a little butt kissin goes a long way huh?
     
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    When it comes to McCain's "vast experience" (gag) and Obama's inexperience... I think I'd rather have Obama who doesn't bring with him the same brand of political expertise with which the current Republican administration has graced us for the last 8 years.

    Wild card? ... Maybe! But McCain is just a Bush in old man's skin.
     

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