Good post. My feeling is, the whole "qualification" debate is a distraction from the substantive issues which (1) are more important and (2) highlight our stronger positions and expose the GOP's lack of ideas.
We ought to leave it alone, let them be hypocrites for trying to argue about experience.
Wendell Wilkie? Uh, yeah, and he lost in a landslide. Most of those people did.
Jonathan, your list only highlights Obama's resume shortcomings. Engaging in the "who has enough experience" debate is a bad idea. We lose every time.
Many of the people on your list were governors, and governors have executive experience, something Obama lacks.
Let voters decide for themselves whether or not a candidate is ready. This issue is exactly the kind of distraction that takes focus away from the real issues in this election, the substantive debates in which we have a far stronger position. We're better off focusing attention those issues.
Further, we're hypocrites for saying Palin lacks experience. It fails to stick because she's running for VP, not president. We should leave it alone and let the GOP be hypocrites for attacking Obama's readiness for office when they themselves nominate a novice.