What Kind of Experience?

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    Who has the more credible "presidential" experience? I find it odd that Sowell didn't cover Obama's experience in his article, but then again maybe he couldn't find any experience to cover. :razz:

    What Kind of "Experience"?
    By Thomas Sowell, Townhall
    February 5, 2008

    The front-runners in both political parties -- that is, Hillary Clinton and John McCain -- are making "experience" their big talking point. But what kind of "experience"?

    Both have been around in politics for decades. But just what did they accomplish -- and how did it benefit the country?

    for full article:
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    I don't think you can even consider this a debate. It is clearly Hillary, and it is clear that Hillary would have her people lined up and in place faster and more efficiently than any other candidate.

    But who really gives a shit about experience? McCain has as much presidential experience as Paul and Obama. Having "experience" isn't an indicator of a presidents quality. AlGore had experience, and he lost. Bush Sr. had experience and he lost. Carter had experience and he lost. Bush had experience, won, and fucked us all over even more.
     
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    Just like a conservative columnist to look backward. It is about time people starting looking forward to who is the best candidate. I'd like to see what Obama can do and Clinton is more than competent as well.
     
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    If you're looking forward to a socialist U.S.A., then I think your best candidate is indeed Obama or Hillary, whatever your preference happens to be.
     
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    Don't leave out McCain, Adam's.
     
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    McCain's only about 20% liberal. He earned a rating of 83 on his voting record from the American Conservative Union, so he's been overwhelmingly conservative during his political career. I think his personality has a lot to do with Republicans not liking him and he's aware of that. I think a lot of the stands he's taken in recent years has been to attract the "Reagan" Democrats and independents to him, and it seems to have worked. We'll know for sure this fall.

    In my case, it's that ACU rating that I'm going to trust in voting for McCain, if he can avoid doing something really stupid in the interim to turn me and a lot of other fair-minded conservatives off.
     
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    Nice to see someone can think on their own.:rolleyes:
     
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    Voters have to go with the best information available to them. I would say that an 83% conservative voting rating from a group that knows what a conservative really is says volumes about McCain, so who would you say is the conservative between the top three: McCain, Clinton or Obama? And don't forget that the actual life experiences that McCain would bring to the Oval Office far outweigh either Clinton's or Obama's. Someone is going to end up in the Oval Office, so it might as well be the guy who is 80% conservative instead of the one who is 0%. Keep in mind that it's the team who wins in politics, not the individual players.
     

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