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iamjoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-31-08 08:47 AM
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7. I Get It - And Reject It
The idea is he is young and relatively inexperienced. He should put in his time in the Senate or as Governor, etc.

Well - that's BS on several levels. Timing is everything - we're ready for different types of candidates at different times. In 2004, we wanted some one with lots of experience and even a military background to go against Dubya. Now, we're up against a very experienced candidate, but we're a little more cynical after 8 years of Dubya and want a candidate who is fresh and doesn't seem such a creature of politics. He may very well be, but its the aura and persona that counts. The timing is good for Obama too, he and his wife paid off their student loans within the past ten years - so memories of debt and struggle, something every middle class family faces are fresh in their minds. How people can call them elitist and out of touch is beyond me - maybe it's the whole persona thing - but that's another topic.

Anyway, if it were really about waiting one's turn - Joe Biden should have been our nominee. He's been serving for over thirty years. Clinton should have waited her turn.
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