July 31, 2011

WHICH IS WHY REAGAN AND CLINTON WERE GOOD PRESIDENTS AND GHWB AND TRUMAN WERE LOUSY:

Debt Crisis Shows Obama Lacks Presidential Skills (Mary Kate Cary, July 29, 2011, US News)

Maybe it's because Hillary Clinton's "three in the morning" ad was right--maybe he just doesn't have the experience to be president. Of the top 100 jobs that would qualify one to be president, being a law professor isn't one of them. A plumber would be better qualified than a law professor. Seriously--a plumber is a problem solver who has to keep customers happy. A used car salesman knows how to close a deal. A UPS deliveryman knows how to meet a deadline. A diplomat knows how to be, well, diplomatic. Meaning he doesn't lecture people about "eating their peas" when he needs them to jump on board. [See photos of the Obamas behind the scenes.]

Think about some of our former presidents and their qualifications for the job. Bill Clinton had been a governor, a job that involves being an executive decision-maker. Ronald Reagan had headed the Screen Actors Guild and worked for General Electric, in addition to being governor. President Bush 41 had served as ambassador to the U.N., liaison to Communist China, head of the RNC during Watergate, director of the CIA during its most difficult years, and had even served as a freshman Republican in a Democratic Congress. Harry Truman had run a men's clothing store that failed in a recession and narrowly escaped bankruptcy--certainly something that would have prepared him for the job today.


2008 was the first cycle of the modern nomination process to offer us two unqualified candidates--the most qualified person on either ticket was actually Sarah Palin. If the Obama presidency were to do nothing else but prevent the two parties from ever nominating another legislator it would have been worthwhile.


Posted by at July 31, 2011 10:18 AM
  

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