Skip to comments.Obama campaign highlights Palin's 'zero' experience
Posted on 08/29/2008 12:22:04 PM PDT by pissant
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's campaign on Friday blasted his Republican rival's choice of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as a running-mate, highlighting her "zero" foreign policy experience.
"Today, John McCain put the former mayor of a town of 9,000 with zero foreign policy experience a heartbeat away from the presidency," Obama spokesman Bill Burton said in a statement.
Burton also criticized Palin as a vice presidential pick for her support of oil drilling in the Alaskan wilderness and her anti-abortion stance, referring to the 1973 Supreme Court decision that made abortion legal in the United States.
"Governor Palin shares John McCain's commitment to overturning Roe v. Wade, the agenda of Big Oil and continuing George Bush's failed economic policies. That's not the change we need, it's just more of the same," he said.
The choice of Palin was seen as a bold effort by McCain to attract disgruntled Democratic and independent supporters of Senator Hillary Clinton, who was defeated by Obama in the race to be the Democratic Party's presidential nominee.
Palin, a telegenic conservative, has led the oil-producing northwestern US state since December 2006 and was the first woman and youngest person to hold that state's top job.
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Palin has executive experience. Obama has NONE!!
LOL! No kidding! BO has how much experience? O! That's not going to be an effective attack. Sarah has more experience than BO!
As compared with the big “0” accomplishment? Street organizer? HAHA
Some one tell us again what Obama's foreign policy experience is. His trip last month basically doubled his.
Typical knee-jerk reaction to something that caught them by surprise. Do they ever stop to think about what they say?
she should challenge Obama to a debate .
Obama just fell for the trap.
Now McCain can make three points:
1) It is the President, Mr. Obama, that directs foreign policy, and I am quite capable of handling that job myself.
2) It isn’t how long you have been in office, Mr. Obama, but what you have accomplished while there.
3) The Democrats have chosen for their presidential nominee a former community organizer with zero foreign policy experience.
I hear the tinkle of glass houses breaking...
If Palin has ‘zero’ experience, that must put Obama’s experience in negative numbers in comparison. This is a stupid attack as it opens up their weakness.
There is NONE!!! Unless you call the southside of Chicago, the ghetto, a foreign land.
“Palin has executive experience. Obama has NONE!!”
Neither does “ole plugs and struts” Biden.
Sure, because if you are town from 9,000 people you are a hick clinging to guns. Way to offend small town America, Barack.
obwana has been praying to oprah all day.
No kidding. Palin is used to being in charge. She's used to being top dog, head honcho. Obama is used to consensus, to being one of many. She makes decisions. He counts votes.
I can’t wait until the late-night comedy shows start poking fun at Palin. They’re going to paint her as an Annie Oakley, a female Cheney, etc, etc. The more they go down that road, the more it will drive away the female vote from the Dems.
I agree. Her resume and most importantly ACCOMPLISHMENTS put Obama to shame.
Obama is change you can hope for. Sarah is change you can see.
Obambi might be wet behind the ears, but Palin is even worse! She’s been a beauty queen, mayor of a small town, and she’s spent a year and a half running Alaska.
What is McCain’s camp thinking? I understand that he’s going for the Hillary voters, but come on.
BHO and McCain are making a mockery of this election. I’m sorry, but I need a serious conservative to vote for. At this point, it’s looking like Barr for me.
Obambi has none either.
Why is the Obambi campaign comparing Obambi to Palin when the obvious comparison is Obambi to McCain.
Of course, if they contrast Palin to Biden, then the question is again, Obambi’s non-experience.
And last night the dRats nominated a failed community organizer with racist and anti-American beliefs to within an election of the presidency.
Give me the mayor of a town 9,000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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