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RE: The election is basically over.


RE: The election is basically over.
by flynn23 at 3:59 pm EDT, Sep 2, 2008

Decius wrote:

Stefanie wrote:
I disagree. You can't dismiss her without dismissing Obama for all the same reasons.

Simply put, yes I can. There is now a wide swath of Republicans arguing that her two years as Governor of Alaska is "executive experience" exceeding that of Obama and so there is nothing more to say about her qualifications. This is a silly oversimplification that only a blind partisan would make and I'm sorry but the objective public is simply not going to buy into it.

I can't get there with you. She is governor of a state, arguably the closest thing to being a Chief Executive of a large governmental organization. Previous to that she was a mayor. In both cases, she's had to lead bi-partisan operations over a very large set of govermental services. Compare this to Obama's Senate tenure, of which he's spent most of that time campaigning, and I'd lean way more towards her experience being more relevant and depthful.

I totally GET why she was picked, and that says a lot more about McCain's decision making than anything about her experience for the job, but comparing her to Obama strictly on the level of experience and she wins.

RE: The election is basically over.

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