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    Re: Ben Carson forms presidential exploratory committee

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    One of my biggest issues with Obama in 2008 outside of policy/ideological differences was his extreme dearth of experience. He is easily in the top 3 for least experienced Presidents in this countries history, with a fair argument for being the least.

    Ben Carson makes 2008 Obama look like a savy and seasoned veteran.

    Absolutely positively not. The Presidency of the United States of America should not be trusted to a rank amateur that says a good speech involving ideological rhetoric but who is completely and utterly outside of his actual work experience.
    well, I think the 2008 Obama comparison is a bit of a stretch, but overall I agree.

    I think his lack of political experience will doom him..... a good cabinet/team can get a person through lack of governing experience.. but no one can help with a lack of political experience.

    some people might like his lack of political experience... personally, I won't vote for him, but I do kinda like the idea of a guy running for high office who is not a career professional politician... it has it's appeal.
    career politicians don't seem to be doing us any favors.

    in any event,whomever is our next president will be sure to be a career politician....that the way we roll.

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    Re: Ben Carson forms presidential exploratory committee

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Evolution is a fact. The age of the Earth is a fact. This isn't about opinions.
    Evolution is a theory.

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    Re: Ben Carson forms presidential exploratory committee

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Evolution is a theory.
    So is gravity.

    If a candidate didn't believe that gravity existed, and instead insisted that we are all pushed down by an invisible 'guiding force', they would not be in line for the presidency. They would be in line for the asylum, even if they could perform brain surgery very well.
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    Re: Ben Carson forms presidential exploratory committee

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    One of my biggest issues with Obama in 2008 outside of policy/ideological differences was his extreme dearth of experience. He is easily in the top 3 for least experienced Presidents in this countries history, with a fair argument for being the least.

    Ben Carson makes 2008 Obama look like a savy and seasoned veteran.

    Absolutely positively not. The Presidency of the United States of America should not be trusted to a rank amateur that says a good speech involving ideological rhetoric but who is completely and utterly outside of his actual work experience.
    There seems to be those who believe that a Community Organizer is more worthy of the Presidency than a renowned Neurosurgeon. Or that Rev. Wrights form of Christian influence on BHO was minor when compared to the Christianity of Dr.Carsons.

    At one time character was an important factor in choosing a President but now that the electorate is so well educated that religion has become the issue.

    Abraham Lincoln had little formal education yet became a lawyer, log splitter and President, among many other accomplishments. BHO had the best education available, via affirmative action of course, and became a drug dealer and Community Organizer (whatever that is) and then President. Now a very accomplished self-made man is unworthy of the Presidency because of his faith in God.

    People do really deserve the government they get.

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    Re: Ben Carson forms presidential exploratory committee

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    well, I think the 2008 Obama comparison is a bit of a stretch, but overall I agree.

    I think his lack of political experience will doom him..... a good cabinet/team can get a person through lack of governing experience.. but no one can help with a lack of political experience.

    some people might like his lack of political experience... personally, I won't vote for him, but I do kinda like the idea of a guy running for high office who is not a career professional politician... it has it's appeal.
    career politicians don't seem to be doing us any favors.

    in any event,whomever is our next president will be sure to be a career politician....that the way we roll.
    Yeah I think it's a shame that lack of political experience is seen as a bad thing. We whine about career politicians, but then expect our leaders to be experienced at doing what they do.
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    Re: Ben Carson forms presidential exploratory committee

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    wow..
    That's arrogant.
    You have a Phd on what from where?
    It's hardly "arrogant".
    One doesn't need a PhD to understand the overwhelming evidences for evolution, tho your assertion betrays You Don't understand it.

    Ben Carson can be a fabulous Aircraft Mechanic without knowing squat about Aerodynamics.
    And That's analogous to where he IS on the scale.

    The problem is he was Indoctrinated as/is a 7-11 Adventist and remained in willing denial his whole life on several simple scientific subjects.

    To believe in YEC you have to deny No less than a Dozen simple-to-understand Sciences, even beyond Biological ones. ie, dendochronology/Tree-Ring-Dating, which even simpletons Are capable of.

    THAT is what's so troubling, the degree of Compartmentalization/Sociopathy it takes for someone who had his education, to hold views which are Epically in Denial.
    One cannot trust someone who can cut out Reality to that degree.
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    Re: Ben Carson forms presidential exploratory committee

    Quote Originally Posted by Nilly View Post
    So is gravity.

    If a candidate didn't believe that gravity existed, and instead insisted that we are all pushed down by an invisible 'guiding force', they would not be in line for the presidency. They would be in line for the asylum, even if they could perform brain surgery very well.
    We dont know how gravity works.

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    Re: Ben Carson forms presidential exploratory committee

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    We dont know how gravity works.
    Exactly. Yet we still accept it as true, and would give strange looks to someone who suggested it was the 'hand of god'.

    Same is true for evolution. *gasp*
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    Re: Ben Carson forms presidential exploratory committee

    Quote Originally Posted by Nilly View Post
    So is gravity.

    If a candidate didn't believe that gravity existed, and instead insisted that we are all pushed down by an invisible 'guiding force', they would not be in line for the presidency. They would be in line for the asylum, even if they could perform brain surgery very well.

    Oh phooey...

    Gravity is a law of physics.
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    Re: Ben Carson forms presidential exploratory committee

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    We dont know how gravity works.
    oh but we do...

    It is what makes up.

    Up has no meaning without gravity and the down it creates, just as light has no meaning without the dark.
    "Small people talk about people, average people talk about events, great people talk about ideas" Eleanor Roosevelt

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