Unqualified to be president

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    Is Mr Obama the first president in history that had a wife say he wasn't qualified for the job?
    This just makes me laugh every time I see it.
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyDqQW2adPk]YouTube - Obama Hasn't Done Anything Yet[/ame]
     
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    LOL ... Welcome to the world of schools.
     
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    I do not like Obama as President, BUT I suggest you all read the LISTED qualifiers for President as established by the Constitution. He meets them all.
     
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    Tell that to his wife.
     
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    Meh, it's more of a joke, watch the vid to get it if you can.

    Also, just because someone technically fulfills the qualifications for any position, does not mean they are qualified to fill that position in all ways.
     
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    She made a stupid statement, one that was not ever repeated. In fact she has stated how PROUD she is he was Nominated. Well for argument sake we will leave off what she ACTUALLY said in that regard.

    Almost every person ever NOMINATED for President was lacking in experience, at least for their first term. It is NOT a position one can really train for. One must use common sense and education with personal beliefs and a desire to help to do the job well.

    Basically there are 4 types of Presidents. All have good points and all have bad points.

    Obama sucks not because he wasn't qualified, but because his Personal beliefs and his lack of desire to ACTUALLY help Americans causes problems. He hid those during the Primaries and was aided and abetted by a fawning press corps that refused to do it's job in his case.

    He got elected for his apparent personality. Which is NEVER a good reason to elect someone.
     
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    I agree, he got elected thanks to the American Idol mentality of our country lately, or as my joke goes: He's an American Idol contestant wannabe who just couldn't sing so he ran for president instead.

    But you must admit, it's kind of ironic and funny what she did say, even if it was never repeated.
     
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    It's still funny what she said.
    I've never heard another president's wife say something like that, but then she's said a lot things I've never heard another first lady say.
     
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    And aside from the fact that Clinton held a govenorship, as opposed to a senator's seat, he was elected for pretty much the same reason. Had an especially great personality with the ladies. Oh wait... He did actually have a decent first term... But he managed to screw up... Some of that with the help of Hillary.
     
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    funny... the American Idol contestant put McCain to shame on the economy when it came down to it.

    or maybe mccain shouldn't have picked sarah "I love the pro-America parts of the country" Palin.

    silly...
     

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