How about some experience for a change?

The last time American voters selected a movement based candidate who promised us “post partisanship” and consensus building instead of experience and a track record of production, George Bush became the 43rd president of the United States.

Like Barack Obama, George Bush downplayed the necessity of experience. After all, you don’t need experience when you have gut instinct, or judgment as we’re calling it these days. But this entry isn’t about George Bush or even about Barack Obama. It’s about change versus more of the same. After experiencing the peace and prosperity of the 90’s and the war and inequality of the Bush administration I’ve realized something. inexperienced leadership is what got us the faulty intelligence which lead to war and inexperience created the environment where corporations are running America. It turns out that inexperienced leadership is the “more of the same” that I’m desperately seeking to change from. So I ask myself and fellow democrats; how about we have some experience for a change?

I’m a young voter. I want hope and I want change. I think every American wants these things, regardless of their demographic. But hope is only a means to an end. You know what I hope for?

– Millions of Jobs created
– A strong US economy
– Peace and prosperity

What does Clinton politics empirically produce?

– Millions of Jobs created
– A strong US economy
– Peace and Prosperity

Face it. The status quo is filled with inexperienced candidates who promised us one thing and delivered the exact opposite. Running as the change candidate is more of the same that I don’t need. I miss experienced leadership.

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6 thoughts on “How about some experience for a change?

  1. I understand where you’re coming from, even though I disagree with you. Whether the next President is Barack or Hillary, most of the high-ranking officials would be the same. Perhaps Hillary as the edge on experience, but that doesn’t help us if she’s the nominee and her divisiveness causes us to lose the election.

  2. Kip

    American politics is divisive. The idea that some candidates will be the likeable candidates is overstated and empirically denied.

    Read this

    http://www.mydd.com/story/2007/8/14/21722/8734

    And this

    http://www.mydd.com/story/2007/9/9/132246/5943

    The general gist of the arguments is that every candidate has there negatives go up during the general. We start out with two candidates that 50% of the country say they won’t vote for. So Clinton’s divisiveness is a myth.

  3. Another candidate that downplayed the importance of experience was Bill Clinton.

    Remember him?

    I already crossed the bridge to the 21st century — don’t drag me back there.

  4. Joseph

    You can’t cite the past (What Bill Clinton said about experience) in order to justify the future (whether to vote for experience or not) and then dismiss the past in your very next sentence.

    Besides, I’ve already throughly responded to the equivocation that Obama supporters use when citing Clinton’s experience argument

    https://thechairman66.wordpress.com/2007/12/17/experience-bill-v-obama-hillary-v-obama/

    The summary. Bill Clinton ran a state for 12 years. Obama’s been voting present for 7 years. Big difference.

  5. Joseph

    You can’t cite the past (What Bill Clinton said about experience) in order to justify the future (whether to vote for experience or not) and then dismiss the past in your very next sentence.

    Besides, I’ve already throughly responded to the equivocation that Obama supporters use when citing Clinton’s experience argument

    https://thechairman66.wordpress.com/2007/12/17/experience-bill-v-obama-hillary-v-obama/

    The summary. Bill Clinton ran a state for 12 years. Obama’s been voting present for 7 years. Big difference.

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