In Reno, NV today Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin made the argument that Obama is too inexperienced to handle a foreign policy crisis. She used Joe Biden’s the presidency doesn’t lend itself to on the job training line against Obama. I guess Palin’s point could also extend to inexperienced running mates of 72 year old presidential candidates.
Palin tried to split Obama and Biden, “The real problem is that these warnings from Joe Biden are similar to his earlier assessment of Barack Obama. It wasn’t so long ago that he said Barack Obama wasn’t up to the job, and that, quote, “the presidency is not something that lends itself to on-the-job training.” The problem is that since this argument is coming from one of the most unqualified vice presidential candidates in history, Palin has to resort to cheerleading for John McCain’s experience.
“I want a president who spent 22 years in uniform defending our country. I want a president who isn’t afraid to use the word “victory” when he talks about the wars we are fighting. I want a president who’s ready on Day One. I want a president with the experience and the judgment and the wisdom to meet the next international crisis – or better yet to avoid it. I want John McCain as our commander-in-chief, Palin continued.
Judging from the fact that the man can’t even adequately run a presidential campaign, I have my doubts that John McCain would be prepared on Day One to lead the country. An example of the kind of judgment that Palin is stressing was when McCain suspended his campaign, ran back to Washington, tried to back out of a debate, then took credit for passing a bill that eventually didn’t pass. To me this is the type of judgment and leadership that John McCain would bring to the White House.
Sarah “I can see Russia from my back yard” Palin has zero credibility with the American people. She has shown herself to have no foreign policy knowledge, and I believe that putting her on stage to make the experience argument helps Obama and hurts McCain. The experience argument hasn’t worked against Obama yet, and if this is McCain’s closing argument, Republicans better start preparing themselves for a major defeat in two weeks. Every day that the McCain campaign spends not talking about the economy is another day that they come closer to losing this election.