Thursday, August 14, 2008

Obama Qualified maybe, but not even he believes he’s experienced

Barack Obama is constitutionally qualified to be President or is he? He’s over 35-years-old but there is question whether the Senator is a Natural Born Citizen of the United States of America and Senator Obama isn’t releasing his birth certificate. (see story)
No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained to the age of thirty five years, and been fourteen Years a resident within the United States.Article II United States Constitution

The fact that there is question about Senator Obama’s U.S. citizenship aside another question arises. That question originated in Democrat circles and nonetheless it is important to note. (see video)

What is being questioned is Senator Obama’s experience. Everyone from Senator Obama’s main rival Senator Hillary Clinton to grassroot Democrats are questioning whether a Senator who has only spent only an abysmal 143 working days as a Senator has the experience to be President of the United States of America.
Just how much Senate experience does Barack Obama have in terms of actual work days? Not much.

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.
-- Cheri Jacobus
But that’s not all! There is someone questioning the Senator’s experience that even he can’t refute. Who might that be? Himself!

In 2004 just after the Senator won his senate seat he was asked by a reporter whether he would run for the office of President in 2008 this very election. The just elected senator replied:

"You know, I am a believer in knowing what you are doing when you apply for a job, and I think that if I were to seriously consider running on a national ticket I would essentially have to start now, before having served a day in the Senate.

Now there are some people that might be comfortable doing that, but I am not one of those people. "
—Senator Barack Obama (see video)

Only 143 working days in the Senate since he declared his candidacy, the question is what, between Senator Obama’s winning his senate seat in 2004 and saying that he is not experienced enough to be President and wouldn’t be experienced enough in 2008 to be President, has now changed. Senate Obama owes American voters an explanation why someone who said himself that he is not ready to lead this nation is wasting the American people’s time.

Senator in 2004 you said that you were a believer in knowing what you are doing when you apply for a job. With only 143 working days in the Senate how could you possibly know what you are doing in the Senate not to even mention knowing what to do as President? Were you lying in 2004 Senator Obama or are you lying now?

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