Kennedy was the exception, especially during the Cuban missile crisis. I give him a ton of kudos for that. If faced with the same problem, Obama would fold like a cheap tent. That said, this is what happens when you hand over the reigns of the most powerful person in the world over to a guy who never led so much as a lemonade stand in his life. And no one asked the right questions: What makes him a leader? What are his qualifications to be a leader? What has he ever led, in his life? Hillary Clinton, with all her faults, at least sat on the board of directors of a major corporation. But this country was so hell bent on electing a black man that they bypassed electing a real man. This is why I believe that in order to be president, you should have served in the military because judging by our last 2 Democrat presidents, they are ill equipped to handle such matters. Clinton destroyed our military and intelligence communities to the point that we were so discombobulated after he left, we weren't looking when we took a huge sucker punch on 9/11 and Obama is doing more of the same but being more Carter-esqe in his handling of such matters which is dangerous in it's own rights. Under Carter, Islamic jihad movements grew some balls. Thankfully, Reagan castrated some but Clinton gave them back. We need someone who's not afraid to crack some heads.
Originally Posted by lacarnut
While I'm perfectly willing to concede that military service provides important leadership experience, let's remember that Carter was a Naval Academy graduate and Naval officer, Lyndon Johnson was also in the Navy during WWII, John Kerry was a Vietnam vet (who disgraced his uniform when he realized that he'd get more votes that way), and a whole slew of Democrats have military service on their resumes.
Originally Posted by NJCardFan
Obama and his pet media have made it a point to obscure his past. The question isn't simply, "what are his qualifications to be a leader", but who the hell is this guy? No president or presidential candidate has ever been put forward without some scrutiny of his personal history. Where are Obama's college transcripts? What was his GPA in college? In high school? Did he get into college on merit or affirmative action? What were his LSAT scores? What was his class standing in law school? Democrats who scoured Bush's record for drug use ignored Obama's admission of his. Pundits who searched for Bush's National Guard records for years, and then put forward forged ones when they couldn't find originals that bolstered their narrative, have shown no interest in Obama's lack of a birth certificate, passport, school transcripts or lack of published work (how many law review editors don't write anything for their own publication?). This man is the emptiest suit ever put on the national stage. He's Chauncy Gardener, from Being There, but without the gardening skills.
The only good thing about Obama not taking the reins is that if he did take them, he'd have no idea of what to do with them.