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What Has Obama Learned?

loadstar Wrote: Sep 26, 2012 11:10 AM
Churchill understood the choice we face next month perfectly. Churchill said, “The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.” And another great Brit, Margaret Thatcher, noted that the trouble with taxing the other guys to pay for YOUR benefits is that eventually you run out of OTHER guys to tax! R.R.'s father speaking to a then young Reagan: if you make Relief (Welfare) attractive enough, why work?!
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.