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    Re: Speculation Builds on Michelle Obama Senate Run

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Nonsense. Yale Law, worked in a firm, taught at a university, helped found and worked for several organizations...


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    I have also worked in a law firm and have taught at the university level. And that in no way qualified me to be a senator or president.
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    Re: Speculation Builds on Michelle Obama Senate Run

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Nonsense. Yale Law
    Yeah, so? Most politicians have law degrees...

    worked in a firm
    Whitewater?

    taught at a university
    We've had quite enough of so called "academics" in politics thank you.

    helped found and worked for several organizations...
    All seemingly organizations bent on changing this country from its founding principles.
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    Re: Speculation Builds on Michelle Obama Senate Run

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    I have also worked in a law firm and have taught at the university level. And that in no way qualified me to be a senator or president.
    You consider yourself to be without any accomplishments except marriage?

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    Re: Speculation Builds on Michelle Obama Senate Run

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    I'm not saying Michelle isn't smart. She is. I'm not saying she isn't deserving. I have no reason to believe she isn't. But would she be seen as qualified or have a prayer to be elected to high office if she was not FLOTUS? No way in hell.
    Are you seriously claiming there are tons of qualified people in congress right now? People without the same background, no matter how it was attained, as Michelle Obama.

    I'm just going to randomly choose a couple and let's find out their credentials shall we:

    About Cory | Cory Booker | U.S. Senator for New Jersey
    Cory Booker - D NJ / lawyer / non profits

    http://www.corker.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/biography

    Bob Corker- R TN / worked as a construction worker before starting his own company and expanding and led a non profit organization.




    moving on to the house:

    Full Biography | Congressman Trent Franks
    Trent Franks - R AZ / state house of representatives, director of a non profit organization

    Biography | Congressman Mike Thompson
    Mike Thompason - D CA/ vineyard owner and former university teacher





    And I am sure the list goes on. Are you so blindly partisan that you cannot say yes, she does have qualifications the same as others elected however I don't like her. It's just that simple.
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    Re: Speculation Builds on Michelle Obama Senate Run

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    You consider yourself to be without any accomplishments except marriage?
    Nope. I've had a pretty long and mostly successful career--there have been a few exceptions--and can point to some real accomplishments in organizations/businesses/tasks I have managed. I'm just saying that my legal experience, while useful in other positions I have held, did not qualify me for much of anything other than a similar position. Nor did my limited teaching experience.

    But fancy titles and big salaries paid due to political influence instead of something earned/merited is not success. It is privilege.
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    Re: Speculation Builds on Michelle Obama Senate Run

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    Are you seriously claiming there are tons of qualified people in congress right now? People without the same background, no matter how it was attained, as Michelle Obama.

    I'm just going to randomly choose a couple and let's find out their credentials shall we:

    About Cory | Cory Booker | U.S. Senator for New Jersey
    Cory Booker - D NJ / lawyer / non profits

    About Cory | Cory Booker | U.S. Senator for New Jersey
    Bob Corker- R TN / worked as a construction worker before starting his own company and expanding and led a non profit organization.




    moving on to the house:

    Full Biography | Congressman Trent Franks
    Trent Franks - R AZ / state house of representatives, director of a non profit organization

    Biography | Congressman Mike Thompson
    Mike Thompason - D CA/ vineyard owner and former university teacher
    Some of my management experience was Executive Director of a large, diverse non-profit organization. I was responsible for working effectively with a board of directors, hiring, firing, (70+ employees), promotion, insurance, taxes, maintenance for a very large facility, and community relations. Many others have held similar positions. Now check out what Michelle's duties were with the organization she was director of.

    And small business owners are savvy in so many things including the effect of government on commerce and industry.

    Again a fancy title and big salary, when little is expected to earn it, is not a qualification.
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    Re: Speculation Builds on Michelle Obama Senate Run

    while speaking about credentials, let's keep in mind that a person who had but an elementary school education and was a mediocre military leader , at best. whose only real accomplishments were working as a surveyor , a farmer ,and overseeing inherited land and slaves.

    ...was our first President.. and he was pretty damn good at that.

    and we've had some folks with incredible credentials who weren't worth spit...and we've had some simple folks who were worth their weight in gold.

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    Re: Speculation Builds on Michelle Obama Senate Run

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    You consider yourself to be without any accomplishments except marriage?
    I don't know about him, but my marriage is one of my biggest accomplishments... right up there with raising my kids.

    the rest of my accomplishments, credentials,successes, titles, and awards pale in comparison.

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    Re: Speculation Builds on Michelle Obama Senate Run

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    I don't know about him, but my marriage is one of my biggest accomplishments... right up there with raising my kids.

    the rest of my accomplishments, credentials,successes, titles, and awards pale in comparison.
    I'd rather have someone like you, a real person and not a career politician, who would vote and propose laws that are best for the country. It's not about credentials and successes, it's what your agenda is that matters to me. If you are going to fight on what is important to me and what I think is best for the country and not just some hot shot lawyer, governor of a state, or ceo of a large corporation then I say you are just as qualified.
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    Re: Speculation Builds on Michelle Obama Senate Run

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Dear God NO! What is wrong with this country....
    An unqualified person sent to congress based solely on their familial relationship to another unqualified political figure? What could POSSIBLY go wrong?

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