Is Barack Obama Qualified?

Barack Obama courtsey of depauw.edu

Why the news media isn’t doing it’s job to out the untruths of the Republican detractors I still do not understand.

First in response to the comments made mulitple times at the RNC that Barack Obama has not worked on any legislation since his time in the senate or had not even sponsored one bill. Here is a round up of his record.

Here is a brief summary:

Senator Obama has sponsored or co-sponsored 570 bills in the 109th and 110th Congress.
Senator Obama has sponsored or co-sponsored 15 bills that have become LAW since he joined the Senate in 2005.
Senator Obama has also introduced amendments to 50 bills, of which 16 were adopted by the Senate.
His record is in fact quite impressive for a junior Senator from Illinois.

Second in response that he is too young and doesn’t have enough of a record. By this argument we would not have the hugely successful company Microsoft founded by Bill Gates at the age of 20 after dropping out of Harvard.

We would not have the largely succesful film franchise started by Steven Speilberg a C student who did not finish college until 2002 and yet made his first blockbuster film at the age of 29.

We would not have the amazing and beautiful music of Mozart.

Leadership is not always based solely upon experience but also upon wisdom. Wisdom in knowing who to consult. Whom to trust. When to admit you don’t know the answer. But most importantly leaders need to inspire others to action. Who are you inspired by this political season. And you may only answer if you have truly listened to both. If you have not you can at least read them here:

John McCain’s nomination acceptance speech

Barack Obama’s nomination acceptance speech

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2 Responses so far »

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    US News said,

    I start drawing, and eventually the characters involve themselves in a situation. Then in the end, I go back and try to cut out most of the preachments.TheodorSeussGeiselTheodor Seuss Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, 1904-1991

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    Ron Paul said,

    If I have set it down it is because that which is clearly known hath less terror than that which is but hinted at and guessed.SirArthurConanDoyleSir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles


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