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Wednesday, November 29, 2006 - Barack Obama Ponders Presidential Bid Amid Political Popularity - Politics | Republican Party | Democratic Party | Political Spectrum: "Three years ago he was little-known, a black state senator with an interesting family history and impressive academic credentials. Now polls show him as the top alternative to New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton in the early chase for the Democratic presidential nomination. No matter that neither senator has announced an intention to run."
Does anyone know what qualifications either one of these has to be President of these United States? But then, it has nothing to do with qualifications, does it? A Clinton-Obama or an Obama-Clinton ticket would be a dream affirmative action ticket. There has never been a woman president or a black president, so I guess that is prima facia evidence for discrimination, so the Supreme Court could declare them the winner in order to right past wrongs. Or wrong past rights, or wrong past wrongs, or right past rights, or whatever penumbra they can find in the Constitution. Ezekial saw the "likeness of an appearance" one day, but he was a prophet, not a judge.

But take heart, little children. Very few senators get elected President. It is usually a Vice-President or the governor of a state that gets the job. The last Senator elected was Jack Kennedy, if my memory serves. Johnson, Nixon Ford, Bush I were Vice Presidents; Carter, Reagan, Clinton, Bush II were governors.

Senators are usually too partisan, have a voting record, and never manage anything but get in the way of those who are managing.
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