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Ready to Lead?

Hillary's rhetoric is smooth. And, I fear if she says things often enough, most people will start to believe her.

She says that she's qualified to be president "day one" and Obama isn't.

Look at the facts:

Hillary has been elected just twice in her life. She's only been in office 8 years.

Obama has been elected to public office four times, with 10 years of total public office experience. Yes, 6 of the 10 years were in the Illinois State Senate, but Illinois is no small state.

So, Hillary, where are the other 27 years of experience you claim? I understand that being first lady counts for something, but it's not an elected office.

I'm 34 years old, and I've been in school since I was 2, if I include pre-school. Does that mean I can claim 32 years experience in education?

And what if Chelsea decided to run for office? Could she likewise claim 28 years experience (she was born in 1980)?

By the way, Obama is 46 years old, and he's not exactly wet behind the ears. I take Hillary's claim that he's not ready to lead for what it is: political rhetoric. Nevertheless, it's still insulting.

I know Obama doesn't want to dis Hillary for being a first lady for more years than she's been an elected public official, but he needs to confront her on this more strongly. He can clearly claim more years of elected service, and he should start promoting that everywhere he goes.

Otherwise, Hillary's rhetoric will win.


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