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I got this in an e-mail. Makes some sence to me.

You couldn't get a job at McDonalds and become district manager after 143 days of experience.
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> You couldn't become chief of surgery after 143 days of experience of being a surgeon.
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> You couldn't get a job as a teacher and be the superintendent after 143 days of experience.
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> You couldn't join the military and become a colonel after a 143 days of experience.
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> You couldn't get a job as a reporter and become the nightly news anchor after 143 days of experience.
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> 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 .... 143 days.
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> We all have to start somewhere. The senate is a good start, but after 143 days, that's all it is - a start.
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> AND, strangely, a large sector of the American public is okay with this and campaigning for him. We wouldn't accept this in our own line of work, yet some are okay with this for the President of the United States of America? Come on folks, we are not voting for the next American Idol!
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Meanwhile, McCain has the worst attendance record in the senate.
 

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and you also have to keep in mind how many days on average the senate is actually in session per year, plus absences...or should i saw how many days the senate ISNT is session per year...
 

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I got this in an e-mail. Makes some sence to me.

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 a 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 .... 143 days.
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> We all have to start somewhere. The senate is a good start, but after 143 days, that's all it is - a start.
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> AND, strangely, a large sector of the American public is okay with this and campaigning for him. We wouldn't accept this in our own line of work, yet some are okay with this for the President of the United States of America? Come on folks, we are not voting for the next American Idol!
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God help you with the likes of some on this forum...

But he offers "hope"... what more does the public need?
LOL

Meanwhile, McCain has the worst attendance record in the senate.
And voting 'present' for a large amount of the voting in only 143 days of active working is much better.... Riiight.
 

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And voting 'present' for a large amount of the voting in only 143 days of active working is much better.... Riiight.
I'm not saying it's any better or worse. Just saying the pot and kettle should stop calling each other names.
 

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Abraham Lincoln started running for president within about 180 days after *losing* the 1858 Illinois US Senate race.

He didn't turn out so bad.

Herbert Hoover had more experience in federal positions than virtually anyone prior to becoming president.

That did not turn out so well.

It's just a dumb argument. Obama has been up front and center in national politics since the Democratic convention in 2004. The kind of exposure he's received has destroyed lesser, more "experienced" men. See, e.g., Edmund Muskie. Or Gary Hart. Or George Romney (Mitt's dad, who was a serious presidential candidate in 1968 .

In addition, there was never a Democratic candidate who was better set up to get the presidential nomination than Hillary was. Massive name recognition, all the money she needed, every establishment endorsement there was to get.

And Obama beat her, fair and square. And the presidency is ultimately a political position, not an administrative one.

We need some of what Obama is drinking.
 
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