Obama: Qualifications to be President

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    For Obama supporters only please:

    I would like to use this thread to list all of the qualifications Obama has to be a good President.

    Thanks.
     
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    Thanks for your input... That added a lot to this thread.:clap2:
     
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    Willing to listen and work with the other side

    calm, collected, thoughtful in his approach to solving problems

    hard worker

    inspires confidence in the majority of the people

    intelligent

    able to communicate clearly his ideas and agenda

    knows that diplomacy is the surest way to find lasting peace


    *just the ones off the top of my head*
     
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    270 electoral votes.
     
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    Silence hit a lot of them.

    When he was a Senator in Illinois he sponsored/cosponsored over 400 bills. He does work across the aisle.

    Having been born poor and having worked his way up the ladder he has a much better understanding of what the average American goes through than any rich kid who was born with a silver spoon under his nose.

    He is an excellent speaker which is often an accompanying skill of a good leader.

    He has shown himself to be far more a mature adult than others who have held this office.

    Finally, he was elected by the people of the United States.

    We just finished 8 years of a person who did not have the skills or leadership traits to hold this high office. Let's see how Obama does before we condemn the hell out of him.

    I didn't start attacking Bush and his policies until after 9-11 when he squandered all the national and international good will by using this tradegy as a political tool to get what he wanted.

    Trust me, if Obama ever stoops this low, I will call for his impeachment also.
     
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    Missed maybe the most important one.

    He was born a mixed race in a country where race can still be an impediment to success. He succeeded in school and in politics despite this.
     
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    Typical liberal hate. can't even stay on topic of obamalama without bashing bush.. Kerry on!
     
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    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.


    Hes a natural born citizen, hes over 35, and has been a resident for over 14 years.


    That is enough, the fact that he is well educated, brillient and knows government from the ground up through personal experience is just gravy.
     
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    Thanks for the responses...

    It looks like he is qualified because of the following things.

    He's intelligent, a good speaker, he was born a mixed race, and succeeded in school and in politics despite of it, he was born in the US (although many in this country are not convinced this is actually the case... including his grandmother). He's over 35, he has lived in the country the last 14 years, he was born poor and had to work his way up the ladder, more mature than other Presidents, he's a good listener, he is able to communicate clearly and he is calm and collected.

    These are all great personality/personal traits. I obviously don't know him personally like you guys do so I will take your word for it.

    That said, what distinguishes him from let's say the other couple million people with these same traits? Is it the fact that he has his name on over 400 bills? In your opinion, give me some examples of things that he has done in the in the senate or as a community organizer that has really impressed you.

    I just want to understand this enfactuation with him.

    Thanks.
     

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