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What Has Obama Learned?

Bytheocean Wrote: Sep 26, 2012 5:21 PM
The Washington Examiner did a 10 part series on Obama: "The Obama You Don't Know" See Chapter 1: A Childhood of Privilege, not hardship. The series continues with a description of typical Chicago corruption, redistribution of money from some groups to politically favored groups, about how Obama defended a slum land lord who cut off electricity and water to tenants and ousted them w/o process, and Obama defended him and got him off for $50 fine, etc ..
The Oval Office isn't the place to learn on the job. That was the line from both Hillary Clinton and John McCain in 2008. In fairness, that's always the argument the more experienced candidate uses against the less experienced candidate (just ask Mitt Romney).

But Barack Obama seemed a special case, easily among the least experienced major-party nominees in U.S. history. A Pew poll in August 2008 found that the biggest concern voters had with Obama fell under the category of "personal abilities and experience." In a "change" year, Americans swallowed those concerns and voted for the change candidate.