I was reading this blog a few minutes ago when I stumbled across a piece of information that just floored me. It appears that, apart from his "political experience" (which is debatable as to its full-time-status) Barack Obama has never held a full time job!!
He has had many GREAT part time jobs, some were paid VERY well, and he's worked as a political organizer full time, he says, but he's never had a private sector 40 hour a week job like the ones that most Americans have, or used to have.
I can't help but wonder if the lack of this crucial experience might hurt him in the general election.
I mean, so many of us are dependent on that kind of job. Our whole economic system is based on that kind of job.
I think that having worked full time, with the possibility of being fired or laid off if you don't deliver or if your employer does not do well, is one of those experiences that makes us an adult. Most of us, myself included, have spent most of our lives working jobs like that.
It really disturbs me that he may be in charge of the economy, actually, without having had the experience. I don't think jobs as political organizers count.
Politics is NOT the real world.
I think that many Americans feel the same way.
Voting for someone who has never had a full time job - to be President is really scary.
The GOP is going to tear him apart on this one.
I had a lot of reservations about George W. Bush in the Presidency and one of the many things that disturbed me was GWB's obvious and arrogant sense of entitlement, which seemed especially ugly given that he had never really struggled like most of us do.
Now, are we really going to make the same mistake twice?