At least Hassan knows the flaws in the Dem candidate.
(There's no WAY we'll see DNC snot-bucket tactics this time around... sure.. no way at all... )
Obama is very accomplished. Just look.
Well if you and Trump keep pulling soundbites from the mainstream media's ass and deciphering metaphorical jewels from his speeches, I have no worries from either of you.
Instead of an attention whore "moran" like State Senator Kirk Watson (a lot of these idiots orbit around potential presidential candidates - on both sides of the parties), try other 21st century technology like the Interweb...there are more links and opinions toward his experience than that Jubelum...
The Nation's early 2008 assessment was an honest and balanced profile for that time...
Still, there's no question that his passions are confined by intense caution. Joan Claybrook, president of the consumer watchdog group Public Citizen, tells the story of how, after Obama voted for the class-action bill, he attended a meeting of public-interest groups. "We were worried about what his vote indicated about him for the future," she said. "And he told us, 'Sometimes you have to trim your sails.' And I asked myself, Trim your sails for what? You just got elected by a wide margin--what are you trimming your sails for?"
Obama will often be a reliable liberal vote, and he can give one hell of a speech. But we should believe him when he downplays our expectations. He says he's "a work in progress," but he's in an institution that tends to stifle greatness. As comic Jon Stewart said, "Everybody thought Barack Obama was going to [inspire people] when he came to Washington, but, you know, the Senate seems like the place where smart people go to die."
My two cents on Obama and "experience"...
I understand your reasons for thinking that a long tenure in executive office would be enriching and prove a candidate worthy for the presidency, but it can also taint. Seems the longer a politician is in the game, they become more corrupt, power hungry or stupid as time goes by. They also get older. A liability in my opinion. If Clinton had one important quality (and sexually his downfall, maybe) was his youth. I felt that it gave an energy within the White House and toward the American people that was beneficial (yeah, Reagan had it too, but thats called acting) for those times. Obama seems to have that energy.
So where's the "experience"? He's making it, earning it and will most definitely learn from it. As most young politicians do, well some do...some have the hardest time doing the most simple things.*
Now trumptman, I'll try only in convincing you with these, Obama's interview with Google CEO Eric Schmidt in 2007....Short speech, then a (unscripted) Q & A with Schmidt and members of the audience.
More unscripted face to face interviews...
Obama interview by South Bend Tribune Part 1
Obama interview by South Bend Tribune Part 2
Obama interview March 22, 2008
Barack Obama answers BlogHer's questions May 2008
No, you may not come back after these with a different opinion, but view them if you can. Whatever is being shown on MSM (which for me is non-existent) isn't presenting the whole picture anymore, the unfiltered information that's more grass roots. No blathering talking heads, no attention seeking nimrods, no commercials or corporate cow towing media manipulations.
As for his speech writing, it is the most eloquent, emotional and thought provoking speeches in a long, long time. Whatever you're deciphering from them baffles me. Soon you will reveal he's the anti-christ (and no, I don't think he's a messiah either, just human like all of us) or a Borg.
But I will agree on one point and I am anticipating this...I want to see how he handles McCain via town halls, debates or whatever celebrity media road show the MSM foists at him.
It will hinge on whether I vote for him or not. Though from my standpoint, the shit he went through already shows that he can take it. We'll see.
I predict one thing, that this thread will go past the infamous 'Teh Surge" thread and beyond
* We're even.