Obama vs. Palin: I found it interesting that during Hurricane Gustav Senator Obama was asked if his experienced compared to Palin's. Three interesting things come from the question and answer:
- The question was comparing Obama (presidential candidate) against Palin (VP candidate). Shouldn't the question be comparing Obama vs. McCain?
- The answer Senator Obama gave was again to denigrate her by indicating that she was still the mayor of a town with 50 employees instead of the Governor of the largest state in the USA. If we knock out the last few years of experience Mr. Obama is in deep trouble because he has nothing on his record. Check that, for Obama we can include the last three years and it is just about the same.
- Finally, his answer was just flat wrong. He defends his experience because of his ability to manage millions of dollars of campaign funds and the legislation that he has passed after Katrina. Voting on issues does not make a person experienced. Having hired someone to manage your money doesn't make you experienced. Where has the Senator actually shown his executive experience outside of this campaign? If he wants to go toe-to-toe with the Republican VP nominee he is going to lose. He needs to stay with what he is good at, sharing his visions, talking about how he is going to initiate programs for the poor and tax the wealthy. This will get him elected. But if it becomes a battle on experience (him against McCain or him against Palin) he loses every time.