Cool. You should have let her have puppies. I wish now that I didn't have Hamlet "fixed." He's such a great dog. But I hope we can get Kayla bred so that I'll at least have a good replacement for Hammie some day. Great Danes don't live long, you know.
One has to be a very good communicator to explain to the people he screws he is doing it for their own benefit, and make them believe it. Most of your last century presidents qualify though, so the system seems to work just fine
Is he from one of the Blue Bloods like the Bush or Kennedy clans?
He's the poster child for American Exceptionalism, starting from nowhere, becoming president. Part of being 'exceptional' is a Harvard education, which is where a number of presidents got their higher education, including some of the founding fathers. He didn't get the finiest education because he was the richest, or from a connected family, but because he earned it with academic excellence.
Wasn't talking about Obama. It was your comment regarding Cain that came off as elitist. You know, the "harvard" spiel and all. That's it. There is no doubting the credentials of Obama. My question is this. Does the resume trump substance? Can a man who's life is one of achievment not be good enough?
President Obama's life IS one of achievement.. Or do you think most black kids go to Columbia and then go on to graduate suma cum laude from Harvard. He was elected editor of the Harvard Law Review. His academic background puts him in the company of Hamilton, Adams and Hancock, who went to those schools. Among conservatives, the role of 'elitist' institutions is often ignored.
The list of the founding fathers is generally accepted as - George Washingon, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Hancock and Ben Franklin. Look at the elitist background of the group.
Jefferson - College of William and Mary Adams - Harvard Madison - Princeton Hamilton - Kings College - (now Columbia) Hancock - Harvard
Only Washington and Franklin did not have 'elitist' educations.
How many since didn't have "elitist" educations? So it's especially significant that he's "black" and went to columbia and harvard? What are you trying to say Doug? Bush went to yale. What's his excuse?
It's significant that a black man went to Harvard or Yale or any ivy-league college because they didn't do it with family influence or a pile of folding money. Bush may have been admitted because of excellence or because his family had pull. But you know a poor kid who grew up in Hawaii, whose mother came from Nebraska didn't get in any other way than excellence. Ignore the admittance if you like. It's the regard of his peers that got him elected to the Harvard Law Review, and his performance in Harvard that got him 'suma cum laude', which is not latin for, 'I took out the trash.'
The original discussion was a comparison between Obama, who has a degree in international relations, with a businessman who ran a pizza chain. I have nothing at all against Cain - but let's get real. Knowing how to get the best price on pepperoni does not qualify you to run the State Department.
He's an interesting candidate. A successful businessman, lots of experience with mass media, and he can perhaps bridge the gap between the Tea Party and the rest of the GOP. He could potentially connect with black voters in swing states, such as Pennsylvania. He's certainly a longshot to win the Republican ticket, and the color of his skin probably doesn't help him there (although I think it would help him in the general election).
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