Sunday, August 03, 2008
If Dan Quayle Was Under-Qualified For V.P., What Does That Make Barack Obama?
Listening to NBC Political Director Chuck Todd offer his opinions on potential vice presidential choices for the presidential candidates on this morning's "Meet The Press", I was reminded of just how clueless and partisan he is in his views. He said Michael Dukakis made a mistake in 1988 by picking Sen. Lloyd Bentsen because he was over-qualified compared to Dukakis. Hey, at least Dukakis was a governor. George H.W. Bush, however, made an equally bad choice by picking an under-qualified candidate for vice president in Dan Quayle Todd said. I couldn't help but ask myself if Dan Quayle was under-qualified, what does that make Barack Obama? Quayle, like Obama, had a law degree and practiced law. Quayle served as an assistant to a governor and Director of Indiana's Inheritance Tax Division. He was general manager and associate publisher of the Huntington Herald-Press. And he served four years in the House of Representatives and another 8 years in the U.S. Senate, giving him a dozen years of congressional experience. Obama's experience? Community organizer for a couple of years, state senator for eight years and three years as a U.S. Senator--at least half of which has been spent campaigning for president. So who is the under qualified one?