Oh, the Horror!

The Washington Post commented on Barack Obama in an editorial this weekend: "He is inclusive, forgiving and inspiring -- but can the nation afford ...
by | January 28, 2008

Obama_2 The Washington Post commented on Barack Obama in an editorial this weekend: "He is inclusive, forgiving and inspiring -- but can the nation afford a president who was toiling in a state legislature a scant four years ago?"

There's a legitimate debate to be had as to the extent to which state legislative experience prepares someone to be president.

From the Post's tone, though, you'd think serving as a state legislator was something truly awful, like being a professional mime or a member of the media.

Josh Goodman
Josh Goodman  |  Former Staff Writer
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