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Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-19-04 10:38 PM
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47. completely different type of experience
A president needs to be able to get his agenda through Congress, something Clark is completely unprepared to do. That is one of the most important parts of the job, and it takes experience to be effective at that.

A President needs to be able to manage the civilian federal beauracracy, which from what I've read is much more difficult to manage than the military one.

A President must be able to rally and inspire the nation both in times of tragedy and in support of his agenda. Clark is a pretty good speaker but not as good or polished as most of the others who ran for President this time. Honestly, I can't think of any of the ten candidates who was a less compelling public speaker than Clark, except maybe for Kerry or Graham.

Holding and performing in public office is a learning process that Clark has not experienced yet. Clark is prepared for the foreign policy aspect of the Presidency, but that's 1/2 the job at most.
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