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Daschle: First Lady years don’t qualify as experience

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Tom Daschle says a few things here that make sense to me:
Tom DaschleFormer Senate Majority Leader, Tom Daschle, spoke on NBC’s Meet the Press about whether or not Hillary Clinton’s experience as First Lady gave her an edge over Barack Obama.

“I know what a good First Lady she was, but it would be hard for me to draw some degree of connection between being a First Lady and having experience to be the Commander in Chief,” Daschle said. “She served in the Senate, she’s been on the Armed Services Committee and I give her credit for that, but in terms of numbers of years of elected office, the number of years served, Barack Obama has more years served than Hillary Clinton.”

He added, “So it’s a specious argument. The fact is, both of them are qualified. They’re good candidates. They both would make great leaders. I do believe that Barack offers a lot more in the capacity of leadership, but I don’t think anyone can look at her experience as First Lady and say, for some reason, that qualifies her to run for President of the United States.”

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It’s a long way from being an intelligent and capable First Lady to being Commander-in-Chief. Never could quite see why one made a credential for the other.

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Written by Monte

March 9, 2008 at 6:18 pm

Posted in Politics

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  1. Gianna, Ray, Ben: Thanks very much. A hard look at this experience issue does seem to suggest the truth is different than has been implanted in the popular mind. Gianna – a useful link!

    johnnypeepers: Daschle’s relevance is a curious point – hadn’t considered it – apparently Meet the Press though he was worth talking to. At any rate, he makes a point that bears scrutiny. HRC, (like, especially, GWB) tends to pound perceptions into the media without having to substantiate them. They eventually become “true.” Like GWB did with the supposed link between Iraq and Al Qaeda, long after he knew it wasn’t the case. Both seem ethically-challenged to me.
    And good luck with than lancing business.


    March 10, 2008 at 8:30 pm

  2. Excellent point. It would be like Brett Favre’s wife saying she was qualified to be the quarterback because she’s been around the team, practice, and games.


    March 10, 2008 at 3:53 pm

  3. Thanks for posting this, Monte. It’s about time somebody said made that point. Nobody ever cast a vote for HER during Bill Clinton’s presidency.


    March 10, 2008 at 12:54 pm

  4. Her claims have been a little out there when it comes to her vast experience:


    March 9, 2008 at 11:04 pm

  5. Poor old sour grapes Daschle. He is just bitter because the DNC (Clinton Inc.) did not come to his rescue when he was getting slaughtered in Nebraska. Daschle is about as relevant as the external hemorrhoid I had lanced last year.


    March 9, 2008 at 7:35 pm

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