I like this quote from the article:
[i]On Sunday, Obama dismissed notions that he might not be ready to run for president because of his limited experience in national politics. He agreed the job requires a “certain soberness and seriousness” and “can’t be something you pursue on the basis of vanity and ambition.”
“I’m not sure anyone is ready to be president before they’re president,” Obama said. "I trust the judgment of the American people.
“We have a long and rigorous process. Should I decide to run, if I ever did decide to run, I’ll be confident that I’ll be run through the paces pretty good,” Obama said.[/i]
So, thoughts anybody? Is Obama 2008 a good idea?[/quote]
There have been several discussions about Obama on this board and this probably won’t be the last.
He hasn’t won any real election against any real opponent. In one of contemporary political histories biggest contradictions, the GOP in Illinois is as much a joke as the Democratic Party everywhere else. He is a dyed in the wool Democrat that has done a good job highlighting himself as a moderate/centrist.
It’ll be interesting to see what the nation thinks once a real knock-down, drag-out political battle happens. I just get the feeling the guy has something hidden that we haven’t seen yet or hasn’t been cast in a discerning light yet. That said, he is head and shoulders above his fellow democrats.