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143 Days/Something to Think About

 
 
Reply Wed 17 Sep, 2008 07:56 am
I received this on the internet. I believe that many people have not considered the concept during the brouhaha that is the election campaign. What do you think?

Quote:
You couldn't get a job at McDonalds and
become district manager after
143 days of experience.

You couldn't become chief of surgery after
143 days of experience of
being a surgeon.

You couldn't get a job as a teacher and be
the superintendent after 143
days of experience.

You couldn't join the military and become
a colonel after 143 days of
experience.

You couldn't get a job as a reporter and
become the nightly news anchor
after 143 days of experience . BUT….

From the time Barack Obama was sworn in
as a United State Senator, to
the time he announced he was forming a
Presidential exploratory committee, he logged 143 days of experience in
the Senate.

That’ s how many days the Senate was
actually in session and working.
After 143 days of work experience, Obama
believed he was ready to be
Commander In Chief, Leader of the Free World ,
and fill the shoes of
Abraham Lincoln, FDR, JFK and Ronald Reagan.
143 days?

We all have to start somewhere. The senate is a good start,
but after 143 days, that' s all it is - a start .

AND, strangely, a large sector of the American
public seems to feel comfortable with this and is campaigning for him.

We wouldn't accept this in our own line of work, yet some are OK
with this for the President of the United States of
America?
 
FreeDuck
 
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Reply Wed 17 Sep, 2008 08:05 am
@Phoenix32890,
Do you believe that 143 days in the Senate before he started his campaign is all he has to offer? What about his work and experience before and after he announced his exploratory committee?
ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 17 Sep, 2008 08:56 am
@Phoenix32890,
I believe that you accept things you receive by email without thinking past the fluff.

I believe you are a classic example of how fear kept George W in the White House.

" Considering concepts" is something you passed on last time through the U.S. election cycle. Why start now?
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Wed 17 Sep, 2008 10:18 am
@FreeDuck,
Quote:
Do you believe that 143 days in the Senate before he started his campaign is all he has to offer?
What about his work and experience before and after he announced his exploratory committee?

What about is that he never did anything much beyond existing.
FreeDuck
 
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Reply Wed 17 Sep, 2008 10:45 am
@OmSigDAVID,
Riiiight. Look here, I'm going to say this even though I know it is wasted. You can argue that Obama is not as experienced as McCain. He may even be not experienced enough. But if there was truly nothing to him, if he was really an empty suit and just a pretty face with good speaking skills, don't you think he would have crashed and burned by now? He won the primary by convincing people -- people who took a closer look than Phoenix or Omsig -- that there is substance behind the words and that he has what it takes. He has been vetted by the voters once already. If you truly had a problem with his lack of experience, if you truly believed that all he can do is give a good speech, you would have been appalled at McCain's vp selection. And if you weren't appalled at first, you surely would have been soon after, hearing her recite the same exact lines, lip smacking included, over and over again on the campaign trail. But you're not.
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DontTreadOnMe
 
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Reply Wed 17 Sep, 2008 12:58 pm
since nobody can be an absolute expert on all topics, the single most important thing that a presidential nominee can do is to pick and surround himself with people who are knowledgeable in the various disciplines.

even on the surface, mccain has chosen ideologues over all else.

phil gramm - instrumental in passing legislation that has enabled the current economic woes.

carly fiorina - a ceo who was given the billingsgate from her office, and just loves the idea of outsourcing american jobs. and seemingly possesses an ego of such monumental proportion that she doesn't think that any of the 4 top tier candidates could run her old corporation. but she thinks mccain and palin can run the country? biiizarre...

sarah palin - currently refusing to cooperate with an ongoing state investigation into abuse of power. she had said, previously, that she would be quite cooperative. not to mention she continues to make statements and claims that have been proven to be false.

troubling...

Cycloptichorn
 
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Reply Wed 17 Sep, 2008 01:04 pm
What a silly post. The person who wrote the initial smear email has little idea of what a Senator actually does. I wonder if anyone will bother to tell them, that they work even when the Senate isn't in session...

Cycloptichorn
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Ramafuchs
 
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Reply Thu 18 Sep, 2008 08:15 pm
@DontTreadOnMe,
Issues are more important than the individuals.
contents are more useful than the containers.
No more hollywood/bollywood drama.
Now the vital issues which affect the whole world should be addressed.
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