Originally Posted by Symatic
That does not justify anything really. To say because he was good in school qualifies him to be president really shows you are reaching. Being intelligent is an adjective that describes him and the accomplishments you listed are somethings a lot of people could not do but they do not qualify the man. How many of us even though we did good in college still had to train for the job we were assuming? Palin may not be the best choice for VP but you cannot discredit the fact she has more experience. You can argue Obama has a better education than Palin though.
He went to a good school and got degrees relevant to the office, a law degree and one in political science. He also taught Constitutional Law, so the idea that his schooling isn't relevant is simply wrong.
Being intelligent and intellectually curious is a requirement for being a good President, excelling at top Universities in relevant subjects is an important metric to that end.. being a fox sports caster with a degree in journalism and beauty queen is not.
Palin has no where near the same experience Obama has relevant to the job.
She was Mayor of a tiny little town with less employees than some restaurants I know of, and they had less money to play with per year than Obama's campaign spends in a month
Her only "accomplishment" there is raising taxes to build a sports complex. Unless you want to include hiring a lobbyist to lobby for federal money for the city.
I mean, seriously, this is what Republicans are so enamored with?
The city of Chicago has more people in it than the entire state of Alaska, so saying her year and a half as Governor of one of the least populous states qualifies her to be (Vice) President is a joke.. and it makes Obama look like an elder statesman.