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Obama Experience

Jokowi's Obama Problem

Stanley Weiss | Posted 12.07.2013 | World
Stanley Weiss

WASHINGTON--In 1949, a young press attaché was dispatched from Jakarta to New York, with the difficult task of convincing the American public to supp...

An International Community Endorsement for Obama

Meghan Peters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Meghan Peters

When it comes down to it, Obama's success in foreign policy won't be measured by his experience, but by the world's perception of his ideals and integrity.

Sam Stein

RNC Mailer: If Obama Was Your Doctor, You'd Get Another Doctor | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A new anti-Obama mailer from the Republican Party hit voters late this weekend, and it goes after the Democratic candidate for being so dangerously in...

Most International Bloggers Think Obama Won on Temperament

Amira Al Hussaini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Amira Al Hussaini

One blogger wrote: "Obama was unbelievably calm, collected and straight to the point. In fact he went out of his way to be nice while McCain was constantly attacking and putting on that fake, scary smile. Damn, that smile is scary."

Only 20 Presidents Had More Experience Than Obama

John K. Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John K. Wilson

Even if Obama were inexperienced, that would be no reason to vote against him. History shows us that an experienced politician usually makes for a lousy president. In fact, the most consistent variable to predict a failed presidency is experience.

POWer Play

Paul Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Cohen

We tend to excuse Senator McCain's irrational outbursts and inappropriate behavior -- including a 1995 scuffle with a 92-year-old Senate colleague (from his own party, no less) -- by referring to their root cause.

Sarah Palin: From the Sublime to the Insulting

Warren Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Warren Goldstein

In what universe does Sarah Palin's experience qualify her to be vice president? The choice is not only cynical -- it's insulting to women, and insulting to the entire American electorate.

A Critical Examination Of The Experience Question

Phil Vogels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Phil Vogels

This research does not necessarily demonstrate that Obama will be a better president than McCain. But it does demonstrate without a doubt that the "experience" argument against Obama is a complete crock.

Obama Left Community Organizing To Make "Large Scale Change"

NY Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The year was 1985 and Gerald Kellman, a community organizer, was interviewing an applicant named Barack Obama to work in the demoralized landscape of ...

Clark Was Right on McCain, But Now We're Talking About the Wrong Issue

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Go back and read Wes Clark's statement. He simply said that McCain's fate -- the act of having your plane shot down -- is not relevant to the skills of being an executive. Isn't that true?

Experience: Does Obama Trump McCain?

Newsweek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

We are in the opening days of a presidential campaign that pits youth against age, the virtues of experience against the freshness and riskiness of th...

The Inexperience Knock May Be a Bigger Hazard than Race to Obama

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The reality is that inexperienced presidents often make poor crisis managers. The disastrous proof is the administration of the man that Obama seeks to replace.

Obama And Clinton Embellish Their Roles

Washington Post | Shailagh Murray and Jonathan Weisman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After weeks of arduous negotiations, on April 6, 2006, a bipartisan group of senators burst out of the "President's Room," just off the Senate chamber...

Obama Primes Virginia Supporters For Potomac Primary

Mark Pike | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mark Pike

An estimated 18,000 people gathered in Virginia Beach to see presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama. "This has got to be the biggest political rall...

Young Voters Dismiss Clinton's "Obama Is Inexperienced" Criticism

Elana Berkowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Elana Berkowitz

Senator Clinton's attacks on Senator Obama's "inexperience" might not be playing particularly well with young people.

Obama Bucks Critics, Holds "Judgment And Experience" Rallies

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Tomorrow is the five-year anniversary of Democrat Barack Obama's fiery speech against the Iraq war, and he's not going to let that go unnnoticed. The...