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    Re: Saira Blair Becomes Youngest Elected Politician in US

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    She would wield power and influence that could push parts of her agenda onto the table for voting, if correctly applied. I don't think anyone, including Blair herself, thinks she will get in that state legislature and change the world. But she could give the legislature a fresh and youthful perspective. Though I am in vehement disagreement with many of her views, that is something I would like to see.
    Believe it or not, I am aware of the subtle differences in the power that a state legislator wields as opposed to that of Emperor Julius Caesar. And yes, as you said, she will have influence on policy that is proposed. As for the "fresh and youthful" perspective I went to her website and her positions are defined by her religious ideology, and none appear to be the result of her life's experiences. So far as I can tell, her "fresh and youthful" perspective is not having had to pay her own rent, hold down a job, save money, or any of a number of things that define real world adult experience.

    My main question about her was already first voiced in the beginning of the thread (I'm too lazy to go back and find it so I'm just going to paraphrase it): the problem is not her, per se, but why would anyone vote for a candidate so lacking in real world experiences?

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    Re: Saira Blair Becomes Youngest Elected Politician in US

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Believe it or not, I am aware of the subtle differences in the power that a state legislator wields as opposed to that of Emperor Julius Caesar. And yes, as you said, she will have influence on policy that is proposed. As for the "fresh and youthful" perspective I went to her website and her positions are defined by her religious ideology, and none appear to be the result of her life's experiences. So far as I can tell, her "fresh and youthful" perspective is not having had to pay her own rent, hold down a job, save money, or any of a number of things that define real world adult experience.

    My main question about her was already first voiced in the beginning of the thread (I'm too lazy to go back and find it so I'm just going to paraphrase it): the problem is not her, per se, but why would anyone vote for a candidate so lacking in real world experiences?
    Well she was the Republican nominee so alot of that was probably just toeing the line. West Virginia has a pretty big Republican stronghold so I think they would have had it in the bag whether or not they put up a young person.

    I encourage people of all legal ages to run and represent their community. If the community chooses those people to represent them, more power to them. I definitely would not vote for her myself, so I cannot specifically answer that question. But she apparently had a platform that appealed to the majority of voters in her district. I say good luck.

    Overall, yeah she's a little inexperienced but she has extensive background in politics and law already. Besides it's not bad to have enthusiastic fresh meat in there to mix things up. I would probably take issue with an entire legislature made up of 18 year olds or an 18 year old Governor, but one or two young state representatives would probably be good for the state provided they have some background and the blessing of their constituents. Unfortunately she has the social issues of an 80 year old man...which is a marketedly negative down-side. Those will probably mellow out after a few years in the house though.

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    Re: Saira Blair Becomes Youngest Elected Politician in US

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    ...but she has extensive background in politics and law already...
    Does she?

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    Re: Saira Blair Becomes Youngest Elected Politician in US

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    I could never vote for an 18 year old to represent me. She has no life experience, and her opinions will undoubtedly change as she matures. She is also in college, so she has to balance being a college Freshman with learning the ropes of the House of Delegates.

    She doesn't know what it's like to buy a house, pay bills, try raising a family in the current economy, etc.



    I read her campaign page, and I was unimpressed.

    West Virginia has a part-time legislature and most legislators have full-time jobs. If elected, I will attend WVU during the Fall Semester, defer the Spring Semester and attend summer classes. I already know the ropes and I can multitask too.

    Trust me with your vote and I will make you proud!



    That reminds me of my nieces begging for a puppy, saying they clean up and completely take care of it. It's easy to say, but it's hard to do. She is starting college and major role in her community at the same time. I would have been hesitate to vote for her.

    Then she sites her work experience:

    Student Teller for Eastern Panhandle Federal Credit Union
    Apple Crest Orchard
    Sunset Water Services


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    I just don't understand why the people in her district voted for her...
    I feel the same way about Obama.

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    Re: Saira Blair Becomes Youngest Elected Politician in US

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Believe it or not, I am aware of the subtle differences in the power that a state legislator wields as opposed to that of Emperor Julius Caesar. And yes, as you said, she will have influence on policy that is proposed. As for the "fresh and youthful" perspective I went to her website and her positions are defined by her religious ideology, and none appear to be the result of her life's experiences. So far as I can tell, her "fresh and youthful" perspective is not having had to pay her own rent, hold down a job, save money, or any of a number of things that define real world adult experience.

    My main question about her was already first voiced in the beginning of the thread (I'm too lazy to go back and find it so I'm just going to paraphrase it): the problem is not her, per se, but why would anyone vote for a candidate so lacking in real world experiences?
    Many said the same thing about Obama but, luckily, this young woman is not in a position to do any real harm.

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    Re: Saira Blair Becomes Youngest Elected Politician in US

    Quote Originally Posted by tech30528 View Post
    I feel the same way about Obama.
    Actually, Obama did have real life experience. His problem was not lack of experience, but a complete lack of any measurable executive ability.

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    Re: Saira Blair Becomes Youngest Elected Politician in US

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Many said the same thing about Obama but, luckily, this young woman is not in a position to do any real harm.
    That's a stellar selling point.

    Vote Cardinal, 2016: "Not In A Position To Do Any Real Harm."

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    Re: Saira Blair Becomes Youngest Elected Politician in US

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Actually, Obama did have real life experience. His problem was not lack of experience, but a complete lack of any measurable executive ability.
    What 'real life experience' that would qualify him for the US Presidency?

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    Re: Saira Blair Becomes Youngest Elected Politician in US

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    What 'real life experience' that would qualify him for the US Presidency?
    Oh, for god's sake, wiki him. I'm not going to waste my time for your kicks and giggles.

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    Re: Saira Blair Becomes Youngest Elected Politician in US

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Oh, for god's sake, wiki him. I'm not going to waste my time for your kicks and giggles.
    Many of his former supporters have also been scrambling for answers.

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