Originally posted by GD
I ask you- Which is a bigger concern?
I am more concerned about McCain's age. Not the number of years so much as the fact that I have noticed that he sometimes forgets what he says,
sometimes seems to get confused... lost about what he's saying. My Mother-In Law is in her 70s and she can hike up a mountain, she's in such good
physical shape. But I wouldn't let her drive my car, simply because of the strain on her faculties. I am more concerned about the strain of the
presidency on McCain. He would be the oldest president elected to a first term.
) I think Bush's presidency made him an old man. Look how other presidents
changed during their term(s):
Can Presidents Age Gracefully?
And because of McCain's age and experiences, he does have old-world views and I'm not sure he's really in touch with how things outside politics
work in today's world.
Obama's inexperience has at times been a concern, but I see him learning just in the campaign. He was elected to the Illinois State Senate in 1996,
so he has 12 years experience. And he's getting a lot of experience in what is required of a president just in dealing with his campaign. His trip
overseas certainly gave him a glimpse of what to expect. And as Secret Shadow said, with Biden by his side and the expert cabinet I know Obama would
choose, I'm not concerned about his inexperience. In fact, I see it as a bit of an advantage, considering the corruption in Washington today. He
seems a bit removed from that to me. And I think his youth and energy will help him handle the stress and strain of this important job.
Here is an outline of Obama's experience in the State Senate:
And another interesting site:
How Good Are Experienced Presidents?
It shows that some presidents with the
least experience are considered to be the best and some with a lot of experienced were the worst. Obama has more experience than Lincoln, FDR, Teddy
Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson. So, I'm simply not at all concerned about that.