Saturday, February 16, 2008
Barack Obama... Not Qualified!
I was listening to Sean Hannity's radio show yesterday on the way to work and of course he was talking about the election, specifically Barack Obama. Several Obama supporters called in, and after establishing that they were in fact planning to vote for Obama, Hannity asked them why and if they could name just one specific political achievement that led them to support Obama. Not one single caller, out of the four or five I had time to listen to, could name a specific political achievement that pulled them toward the Obama camp. One female caller said she likes Obama because, "He's just more likeable than Hillary Clinton." Well, I have to agree with her on that point.
This is a disturbing trend I've noticed among those who say they have voted for or plan to vote for Obama. They like the guy, but they don't really know anything about him. Truthfully, a lot of people don't know anything about him. Obama's voting record as an Illinois state senator is full of "no votes" or "present" votes. As a U.S. Senator, Obama has not sponsored or written a single piece of significant legislation that has been passed into law. He's sort of like a friendly ghost... you don't really know why he's there, but hey, at least he's likeable.
As Hannity gently pointed out to his callers and listeners, while like-ability is a good quality for a person to have, it does NOT qualify a person to be President of the United States. Listen to a Barack Obama speech and you're likely to hear the word "change" spoken dozens, if not hundreds, of times. Change is good in politics and I want change in Washington as much as the next American. But I want specific change, and that is where Obama falls way short. He almost never gives specifics on how he'd change anything. Be it social security, health care, the War on Terror or any other important issue facing this country, Obama fails to give specifics for his recipe of "change."
Barack Obama has been called a "visionary" and "the next John Kennedy" by many in the media and the liberal establishment. They couldn't be more wrong. Vision is about as useful as a screen door on a submarine without specific plans. Obama severely lacks the experience and knowledge to be the most powerful man in the world. No man, or woman for that matter, should ever be elected Commander-in-Chief of the world's most powerful military based solely on like-ability. The Presidency is not a job that affords the luxury of on-the-job training. The Presidency is not a job for Barack Obama!