Yes, I dont take orders from some quitter
No, he has enough real world experience to do the job
Somewhat, I would like to see him finish.
In my opinion most elected officials are self serving chicken****s. Few served in the military and you know damned well their children will not. George W skated through life. His father either bailed him out or smoothed the way for damn near everything in W's life. We have no reason to believe that a fortunate son with an arrest record and low SAT scores didn't benefit from his father's wealth and position to enter Yale. Same again for Harvard. Everything else was given to W. including his military commission, his champaign assignment, his lost national guard years and his business "experiences".
Another fortunate son, Al Gore, grew up in a hotel in DC. Imagine having room service until you went away to college! At least Gore actually spent 6 months in-country during Vietnam. I will give him credit for that. He certainly had the power and ability available to him to avoid it.
Having said that I don't support the system that permits either or anyone privileges he or she didn't earn in America.
"When Faith preaches Hate, Blessed are the Doubters." - Amin Maalouf
As far as Obama and his academic experiences - both learning as a student, then later teacher - which has somehow manifest into his political behaviors as president. What president hasn't?
Don't get me wrong, I'm not an Obama fan. But I think it would be naive to see Obama engaging in something unique.
Here's the deal, Joko. The shortcomings of the Framers of the Constitution didn't include with the criteria of those who could run for office (with the exception in the judicial branch) - educational requirements and the necessity to have specific background experiences, which would make a person be able to make expert choices and decisions. Or even be capable of sorting out and making the most intelligible decisions based on information offered by experts as to the best course of action.
Our system of government and its election process isn't for ordinary people. People in high office don't get their by accident. There actions aren't for the benefit of the little people.
Attacking Scott Walker on the lack of a college degree would just be a dumb move for any political opponent (in my opinion). It comes off as elitist and superficial.
“Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.” John Maynard Keynes
Think about that...
Their 'shoe in" is a septegenarian with no platform whose greatest accomplishment is staying married to Bill.
Behind that is Joe Biden....
It isn't just Scott Walker they see as a threat....right now, in the shadow of eight years of Obama, Canada is a threat to them for the US presidency....
It'll hurt him in circles that matter in terms of money.
So yes it's a problem. A bachelors degree is the basic assessment of respect of the class system to which the vast majority of rich (who you need to become president) adhere to. The average person without a degree doesn't understand that having a degree has nothing to do with wealth or status or anything like that to class. It has to do with the fact that by having a degree you "Acknowledge and hence submit your respect to the class order and its realities that dictate the world". That's why it will hurt him if he doesn't have it. It basically tells people you aren't cognizant of how the world runs.
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