Cheri Jacobus, a Republican Strategist pondered in her column on May 5th about Barak Obama's "experience" to be President of the United States:
"From the time Barack Obama was sworn in as a United State Senator, to the time he announced he was forming a Presidential exploratory committee, he logged 143 days of experience in the Senate. That's how many days the Senate was actually in session and working.
After 143 days of work experience, Obama believed he was ready to be Commander In Chief, Leader of the Free World, and fill the shoes of Abraham Lincoln, FDR, JFK and Ronald Reagan.
143 days -- I keep leftovers in my refrigerator longer than that.
In contrast, John McCain's 26 years in Congress, 22 years of military service including 1,966 days in captivity as a POW in Hanoi now seem more impressive than ever. At 71, John McCain may just be hitting his stride. "
Well, not exactly. You see, Barak Obama also had approximately two terms as a very junior Illinois State Legislator, under Chicago Democrat Boss and Illinois State Senate President, Emil Jones. Surely Obama's approximately 1440 days of experience as a junior Illinois Legislator on top of 143 days of actual "work experience" in the U.S. Senate qualifies him for the highest office in the land, does it not?
Actually it doesn't. What it does, is make Barak Obama dangerously incompetent to be Commander in Chief, and that's not a risk any right-thinking American should be willing to take at this tenuous point in the War on Terror, or with our economy on shaky ground.