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louis c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:55 PM
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Barack Obama Has No Experience!
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 09:04 PM by louis c
Can you imagine elcting to the Presidency of the United States a young man from Illinois who has only state legislative experience in the Illinois legislature. Who ran for the US Senate only a couple of years before his quest for the Presidency? Who ever can expect anything from somone with that kind of limited experience and what kind of President will he make?

Answer. Abraham Lincoln.

The only difference being that Barack actually won the U.S. Senate seat from Illinois.




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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:02 PM
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1. Point well taken. Also, Lincoln - self taught - was literate. That would be a nice change, too.
If there is one place I promise to be in my life, it is on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial next February when President Obama rededicates it on the 200th anniversary of Lincoln's birth.

It will be one of the great moments in American history to have this mixed race former state senator from Illinois recall the Great Emancipator - a former state senator from Illinois. Both truly great orators (Lincoln is still number 1, and Barack would be the first to recoil from even comparing him to Lincoln).

I almost weep even now.
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louis c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:06 PM
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2. Hey, Thanks for the Reply
I used that one today with a person who was running down Barack's experience. Boy, did that shut his mouth and resonate with those listening to us.
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Doug.Goodall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:07 PM
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3. McCain's body has outlived his brain
Who would make a better President?

A young man who can think fast

or

an old man who is, - well - old?
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drmeow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:20 PM
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10. I'm sorry, I think you are wrong
McCain never had a brain to begin with :)
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:08 PM
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4. Someone who has no experience shilling for oil companies -- what a nice change.
:)
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louis c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:11 PM
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5. What good is experience at making mistakes and not learning from them
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 09:12 PM by louis c
Like Rumsfeld and Cheney
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:13 PM
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7. No kidding. And to this day, bet you they believe their mistakes
are our lapses of understanding.
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Doug.Goodall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 06:12 AM
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11. Rumsfeld and Cheney learned from their mistakes
They learned that they could get away with them
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dontforgetpoland Donating Member (152 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:11 PM
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6. They Said He Was Unprepared [Video]
If you haven't seen this already.

They Said He Was Unprepared
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louis c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:14 PM
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8. I thought I was smart
I never saw that video.

That commercial should run more often.
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kskiska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:19 PM
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9. Actually, Lincoln didn't come straight from the backwoods to the White House
He practiced law since 1837 and argued before state and federal courts.

(snip)

There is no question that Lincoln began practice in 1837 at the bottom of this legal pyramid. True, he benefitted from the existing caseload of his senior partner, Stuart. But with scant education and no established ties, he had to scramble for clients. It is equally clear that, within the first decade of his career, Lincoln quickly ascended to the ranks of Illinois' legal achievers. By the mid-1840s, he and Herndon had a commanding local practice and a substantial federal and appellate caseload. Creditor clients replaced debtors, and his services became eagerly sought. During the 1850s, that ascent continued and culminated, as Lincoln attracted important corporate clients and even a lucrative retainer with the Illinois Central Railroad. By the time he left law to assume the presidency, he had not yet reached the apex of America's legal elite, but he did have an elite standing within the Illinois bar. Had he opted to stay in law rather than set his sights on the U.S. Presidency, there is evidence to suggest that he would have become one of the foremost attorneys in America.


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