Jun 12 2008
The silver-tongued little-devil finally got snared but good in his forked tongue (H/T Gateway Pundit):
“I am a believer in knowing what you’re doing when you apply for a job.
And, I think that if I were to seriously consider running on a national ticket I would essentially have to start now before having served a day in the Senate. Now, there are some people who may be comfortable doing that, but I’m not one of those people.”
The admissions here are stunning. Clearly, as highlighted, Obama is admitting he felt unqualified and too inexperienced to run as President. Yet he also admitted to run for President he would have to start the very next day (which apparently he did). Obama is going to get creamed over this video because it begs lots of questions:
- Senator Obama, did you start running for President essentially as you took your Senate oath? Â And was that not unfair to the people who elected you to represent them in the Senate (I am sure there is a great amount of data on all the votes and debates Obama missed while campaigning)
- Senator Obama, what experiences and accomplishments did you gain since 2004 that turned you from not being prepared to being prepared to be the President of the United States (this limits the years he can reference to bolster his national security lack of experience – no Boy Scouts).
- Senator Obama, who should the American people believe, Barrack_2004 or Barrack_2008?
McCain’s life just got simpler. Â Everyone who is uncomfortable with Obama, or is being cowed by the “vote Obama or else you racists!” crap from the news media, or who just wants a good excuse to stick it to the news media, now have a good reason to oppose Obama. Â And the reason was Obama’s own words and admission that he was not qualified to be President only 4 years ago, and nothing of any substance has happened since to change that determination. Â People who want to oppose Obama can now quote Obama as their reason without being tagged a racist or a traitor to the cause, etc.
Obama is not going to be able to talk his way out of this one, unless he wants to claim that is not the Barrack Obama he thought he always knew! Â This is why rookies can’t run for President and the press cannot hoist untested (or un-vetted) candidate on an already skeptical public.