Obama adviser David Axelrod and Joe Scarborough got into a fiery debate this morning over whether Obama was experienced enough to have been elected president.
The result was essentially a condensed version of the stump speech we can expect to hear from Obama sometime next year, once the GOP picks their nominee and the election slog gets serious.
The last line is the kicker. If the going gets rough this will no doubt be Obama’s trump card in the form of an attack ad.
Obama went and intervened, saved the financial system from collapsing. This is controversial with some people but it was absolutely necessary. Intervened, saved the auto industry from collapsing. There are many people working who wouldn’t have been, had he not done that. It wasn’t popular. It was the right thing to do. So he took a series of steps so we’ve had 19 months of job growth. Not nearly enough and we still have to address the bigger problem of wages and how we get housing back on track….
He said he was going to end the war in Iraq. In a few months we will have all our troops home from Iraq. He said he was going to up the ante and go after al Qaeda in a serious way. Osama bin Laden is gone. So when you say he wasn’t prepared, maybe you should go ask Osama bin Laden if he thought he was… not only would a lot of lives have been lost if it went bad, he did it because he thought it was the right thing to do.
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