Who Was More Experienced To Be President? Palin or Obama?
August 4, 2010Posted by on
Today while listening to the radio I heard something again that the Libtards keep repeating ad nauseum: Obama has/had more experience then Sarah Palin to be President.
To which I reply: Oh Really?
By what standard do these people get such a ridiculous idea? This is actually a no brainer if you know how to think logically at all and have some common sense. First the President of the United States is the Chief Executive, who is in charge of the Executive branch of the US Government. So which of these two resumes would show that you have experience being an executive and preferably chief executive experience:
Resume 1: This person spent one full and one partial term on their city’s council, then spent two terms as that city’s Mayor, which is the Chief Executive for that local government. From there this person became the Chief Executive of their state for 2 years before running on a National Party Ticket.
Resume 2: this person spent 12 years in their state’s senate and from there was elected to the US Senate where they spent 2 years before running on a National Party Ticket.
So lets see Resume 1 has 4 years of legislative experience and 8 years of Chief Executive level experience. Resume 2 on the other hand has no executive level experience only 14 years of legislative experience. Resume 1 shows they have vastly more executive experience then Resume 2.
If you haven’t guessed by now Resume 1 belongs to Sarah Palin and Resume 2 to Barack Obama.
When Obama ran for President he had zero experience as an executive and it shows once he became Presiden. he lets Congress (Legislative branch) deal with writing all bills and offers little to no directive in how he wants legislation. He is trying to run the Presidency as if he was still in the Senate, acting as just one of the herd not the man in charge. Palin going into that election on the other hand had already had 8 years of being the person in charge, was used to being the one providing the direction not just being one of the herd. In other words Palin knew how to govern, Obama didn’t and if you read any of the JournoList scandal about Palin you would know the far left “progressive” reporters urged everyone away from trying that track. They knew when it came down to a matter of experience Palin beat Obama hands down.
The conversation began with a debate over how best to attack Sarah Palin. “Honestly, this pick reeks of desperation,” wrote Michael Cohen of the New America Foundation in the minutes after the news became public. “How can anyone logically argue that Sarah Pallin [sic], a one-term governor of Alaska, is qualified to be President of the United States? Train wreck, thy name is Sarah Pallin.”
Not a wise argument, responded Jonathan Stein, a reporter for Mother Jones. If McCain were asked about Palin’s inexperience, he could simply point to then candidate Barack Obama’s similarly thin resume. “Q: Sen. McCain, given Gov. Palin’s paltry experience, how is she qualified to be commander in chief?,” Stein asked hypothetically. “A: Well, she has much experience as the Democratic nominee.”Zenilman of Politico, a purportedly nonpartisan journalist, weighed in with tactical advice: “The experience attack is a stupid one. It’s absolutely the wrong tack — the tack that McCain took when he was losing, and that Hillary and Biden took all primaries.”
Always keep this in mind: Since the beginng of the 20th century the American Voter has preferred the person that had executive experience, usually in the form of being a sitting or former Governor, then the person that had only legislative experience. Just take a look at the list of Presidents from 1901 to today:
T. R.: Governor of New York, Vice President before becoming President
Taft: Secretary of War, Secretary State (both Exec. Branch positions)
Wilson: Governor of New Jersey
Harding: Lt. Governor of Ohio, holds the distinction of being the first sitting Senator to be elected Pres.
Coolidge: Lt. Governor then Governor of Mass, elected VP under Harding.
Hoover: Secretary of Commerce (during WWI ran many relief organizations but probably one of two men on this list that is in the same “experience” category as Obama)
FDR: Governor of New York
Truman: was elected and spent 1 year as VP before filling out the rest of FDR’s last term, so had 4 years of experience when he ran on his own.
Eisenhower: Supreme Allied Commander Europe, Army Chief of Staff. (If you think being the overall commanding General of the European theater during WWII isn’t executive experience please see a mental health professional)
JFK: Congressman, then Senator before becoming the second sitting Senator to get elected President. (The second of the two men on this list lacking executive experience. The closest he came was as a CO of a PT boat during WWII)
LBJ: Elected and spent 3 years as Vice President before running for President himself.
Nixon: Spent 8 years as Vice President under Eisenhower.
Ford: Now this guy is unique in a way, he became VP when the VP resigned so 1 year in that capacity before becoming President when Nixon resigned. So that 1 year as VP and 2 as Pres is his only experience and he lost when he did run to the next guy on the list who had more executive experience.
Carter: Governor of Georgia
Reagan: 2 term Governor of California
Bush I: Director of the CIA and 8 years as VP under Reagan
Clinton: Won 4 terms as Governor of Arkansas
Bush II: Won two terms as Governor of Texas
It should be plainly obvious by now that there is a trend here. Over the last 107 years prior to the 2008 election of the 19 Presidents: 9 had been elected as either a Governor or Lt. Governor, 5 had been elected Vice President and served in that capacity before becoming President and of the 6 that were never elected to a executive office, 4 had executive experience from appointments prior to becoming President (Taft and Hoover as cabinet Secretaries, Ford as VP and Eisenhower as a 5 star General and Chief of Staff). That leaves 2 people that had no high level executive experience: JFK and Obama.
So historically it shows that the American people find that candidates that were former or sitting Governors have more experience then candidates that have never had any executive experience.