Obama’s “new politics” wedged in a familiar location

This morning on Face the Nation presidential candidate Barack Obama had surrogate Gen. Wesley Clark cat scratch at John McCain.

Clark said that McCain lacked the executive experience necessary to be president, calling him “untested and untried” on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” And in saying so, he took a few swipes at McCain’s military service. …

“I don’t think getting in a fighter plane and getting shot down is a qualification to become president.”

Pick me! Pick me! I know the answer! You see, writing a book about the daddy that abandoned you – that’s what qualifies you for president!

Seriously folks, how in the Sam Hill (little Oklahoma influence there) can Clark think Obama is more qualified to be president? Come on you pigheaded Obama supporters. Lay it on me. Give me that work experience that we don’t know about yet, because I don’t see it.

I want real examples, by the way. About Obama. Tell me how Obama is more qualified and don’t slam McCain. Bet you can’t do it.


  1. Clark shouldn’t be making any comments about the competency of anyone to do anything. This is a man that was FIRED by Clinton because he was so incompetent. This is a man whose subordinates would rather face insubordination than take his reckless orders. If this man were a conservative he wouldn’t get a minute of attention.

  2. Shawn Matson says:

    Clark also went on to say, if you saw the entire session, that he thinks it’s a legitimate point because Obama isn’t running on experience but that McCain is. Youtube it before you open your yapper.

    No one–Clark included–is arguing that Obama has more experience. He doesn’t. But Obama isn’t running a campaign based on a purported abundance of experience.

    Also, I want to point out a double standard. If one criticizes the military record of McCain or a Warhawk, then we are unpatriotic.

    If you’re like Leapin and tear apart a four star general who has some realistic ideas of war (that it’s hell and should be avoided if possible), then it’s acceptable to smear that person.

    Wesley Clark has more military “experience” than John McCain. Therefore, under your logic we should trust the person with more experience on military matters. That’s Wes Clark. It’s only fair.

  3. Shawn Matson says:

    Oh, and Leapin, i’d rather be fired by Bill Clinton than graduate 2nd to last in your class at the naval academy.

  4. Good morning, Shawn. Your weekend must have not been very restorative, huh?

  5. If B.O. isn’t running on experience just exactly is he running on? His “new” politics? Notice one aspect of the “new” politics. Now that he has the nomination he’s saying “gradual” withdrawal from Iraq not “immediate”.

    Yes, I’m sure Wesley Clark had a lot of interesting military experiences in Clinton’s “hidden war”. You know the war that the media didn’t show any pictures of.

    Who knows ? Graduating 2nd to last at the naval academy could be the equivalent to graduating 1st at Brookfield East.

  6. Well said, Dan. Good to hear from you again!

  7. Shawn Matson says:

    So typical.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Shawn – I’m glad that you are realizing that B.O.’s words and actions are so typical of the “old” politics or politics as usual. In fact you only have to go back to 1992 to realize that “change” was a theme of Bill Clinton. Americans seem to have such short attention spans that things that historically happened before are seen as “change”.