.comment-link {margin-left:.6em;}

John Adams Blog

The blog of The Antient and Honourable John Adams Society, Minnesota's Conservative Debating Society www.johnadamssociety.org

Monday, May 21, 2007


As everyone knows, Barack Obama at this point has a serious chance of winning the Democratic nomination. Besides being one of the most liberal Senators in the United States Senate, Barack Obama could also be the most inexperienced Presidential nominee in modern times. Barack has zero management or administrative experience and currently has three years as a U.S. Senator and four as a state Senator. Looking back over the last 100 years, I cannot think of a more inexperienced nominee and certainly not a President.

Here is a sample list of Presidents and their executive and legislative experience:

Obama - US Senator 3 years, State Senator 4 years.
Bush - 6 years Gov of Texas. managing Partner Texas Rangers 5 years
Clinton - 10 years Gov of Arkansas
Bush Sr. - Vice Pres 8 years. Former business manager, congressman
Reagan - 8 years Gov California
Carter - 4 years Gov of Georgia, State Senator 6 years, successful farmer
Ford - VP 2 yrs, 24 years US House, minority leader 8 yrs
Nixon - VP 8 years, Senator and House 6 years
Johnson - VP 3 yrs US Senate 23 years 6 as majority leader
Kennedy - Senate 7 years, US House 6 years, War hero.

I could go on and on.....

I suppose TR had little political experience other than NY gov for two years and VP for a year, but he held all kind of exeuctive titles, such as asst secretary of the Navy, President of the NYC Board of Police, US Civil Service Commission (OPM), and was a war hero to boot. Sorry Barack, you are no TR.

In fact the last person of such inexperience to hold the office was Abe Lincoln. The problem with that comparison is that Abe Lincoln is Abe Lincoln. No sane person would attempt to compare themselves to Abe Lincoln - a self educated man who worked his way up in life through strenuous manual labor. Sorry Barack, you are no Abe Lincoln either.

Does it matter.....

Blogger Scribbler de Stebbing said...

It doesn't matter. That's what the cabinet is for. But don't despair yet: Ron Paul has surpassed Obama both in YouTube subscribers and in traffic to his campaign website.

4:49 PM, May 21, 2007  

Post a Comment