Barack Obama -- too inexperienced?

United States
February 4, 2007 6:20pm CST
I think Obama is fantastic, and he's got my vote, but I know some people are uncomfortable with the idea of such a young president. What do you think: a fresh voice is good to cut through Washington partisan maneuvers, or knowledge and experience is needed to steer our country?
6 responses
• United States
5 Feb 07
I haven't really heard anything good or bad about him yet. I can't wait until the president elects actually start making their platforms known. I have heard some from Hillary Clinton and I have seen Obama some on TV, but not sure if I have heard about any of his thoughts and opinions. LOL I am going to listen to everyone and make my choice. I will have no prejudice whether they are woman, black, white, or anything.
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• United States
5 Feb 07
It will be interesting to see what happens as the race progresses! There are so many strong candidates. I hope that there are many people like you who can look, as MLK said, "not at the color of their skin but the content of their character"
@lauriefnp (5112)
• United States
5 Feb 07
I think that he has great potential, but he is way too inexperienced at this time. He needs to complete his first Senate term, and then another 1 or 2 terms as Senator. I really like him, but we don't know enough about him yet. There are so many major issues facing the country right now, as we all know, and it would be devastating if we elected a president without the experience to guide the country and maintain his composure in the constant crisis mode of the Presidency. I think that he should try again in 4-8 years.
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• United States
5 Feb 07
I've been hearing that. I do think he would be able to maintain his composure, but there is no denying that he doesn't have a whole lot of experience.
@Idlewild (6105)
• United States
5 Feb 07
He'd be a great candidate in 4 years, but not now. He hasn't even completed one term in the Senate. We really need to see a lot more about his leadership abilities, performance under pressure, etc.
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• United States
5 Feb 07
I definitely see your point, but I think people are ready for him now. I think he's incredibly intelligent, and he's got a lot of popular support. I think he would do a good job. But, I think waiting four years wouldn't hurt either. I'll support him either way.
@Geminigirl (1909)
• United States
5 Feb 07
He seems to have a lot of potential! There are SO many contenders for the new election. It will be really interesting to see how it turns out.
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• United States
5 Feb 07
Even beyond who wins in 08, it will be interesting to see who get the nominations. The field is so wide open!
@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
26 Mar 07
Rock star. Thats a word we hear often when The gentlman from Il. is mentioned. Unfortunately its not always a ggod thing. Yes, he is very well spoken and...yesI'll sa it, ARTICULATE (yes that IS a compliment no matter what color you are)He seems to have a great deal of energy and enthusiasm and is genuine in his desire to searve his nation.He bill shimself as an outsider and this is probably what this country needs. Exactly how is still an enigma. You hear a lot of flowery speaches frought with generalities and "want to"'s in addition to things we need to acomplish. What you never hear are specific how to's. His website does nothing to assure you when looking for a specific plan on anything other than the usual solution of throwing lots of money around, YOUR money. Examination of his voting record refveals only an average performance in congress and less than full participation in the state legislature. Questions are a rarity at his speaches and conventions. You hear exactly what his campaign mangers want you to and nothing fdorm the man himself in the way of a definitive direction and plan. While i admier the senetor for his character and intelligence, i would like to see much more in the way of WHY he is intelligent. I want to hear HOW he plans on implimenting these wonderful ideals. Because until we do, they are nothing more than that. Ideals and generalities designed to alpeal to a young and hungry popuilous that yearns for change.
• United States
13 Feb 07
I'm more concerned about someone's integrity and motivation for running for president than I am the number of years they've served in politics. Too many career politicians forget why they got involved in public service over time. Obama's inexperience can be overcome by surrounding himself with a team of people who have experience and can give good advice.