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What were Barack Obama's qualifications for being president?

I know he only served 142 days as a US Senator-hardly the experience needed to be the chief executive. Anything else? I know in his book he described the only private sector job he had as "working for the enemy." Anything else?

Asked By: Amanda Kerry - 3/19/2011
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At least he didn't have a cocaine, Alcohol problem, at least he didn't join the national guard & didn't go, have 3 OIL BUSINESSES ............. FAIL and then have the nerve to say that as Governor of a state that ALLOWS ILLEGALS TO WORK FOR NOTHING is doing great. OH but also CANNOT SECEDE because the state of TEXAS (... More
Answered By: just me - 3/19/2011
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he has more than enough experience he said look ma no hands look ma no hands
Answered By: shelbybears33 - 3/19/2011
 
Hope and Change
Answered By: hardwoodrods - 3/19/2011
 
Technically, the only qualifications you need are outlined in Article II, Section I... More
Answered By: A Yahoo! user - 3/19/2011
 
He was black, and a good talker.
Answered By: Phoenix - 3/19/2011
 
Unwarranted white guilt. Black.
Answered By: Libs, Zero Tolerance - 3/19/2011
 
He's at least 35, and presumably an natural-born American citizen. Beyond that....no.
Answered By: SCE2AUX2 - 3/19/2011
 
he did a lot of sucking up. does that count
Answered By: err - 3/19/2011
 
His grovel technique is better than most... More
Answered By: Romeo - 3/19/2011
 
He won ...LOL
Answered By: nirv - 3/19/2011
 
The only two words scarier than "Nuclear War" ... .. "President Palin"
Answered By: Hasski - 3/19/2011
 
He met all the criteria that are spelled out n the constitution and was therefore qualified to run.. The people of the United States seemed to have responded to his message of hope and change and therefore elected him in a landslide. He enjoyed almost 80 percent approval ratings the first few months in office.
Answered By: Dr. Zaius -R- - 3/19/2011
 
News Media loved him for being Black--that's it It certainly is not for his "decisive" decision making--Everything is above his pay grade--except vacation time for him!
Answered By: vwvw40 - 3/19/2011
 
According to the DEMOCRAT Presidential Campaign Committee, even a lifetime in the Senate is IRRELEVANT to being President. Obama is PRESENTLY in his VERY FIRST executive position.
Answered By: Peace through blinding force - 3/19/2011
 
So, what were Ronald Reagan and GW Bush's qualifications ? Reagan was Gov of California and screwed the pooch when he was there, along with being a B movie actor. Bush Gov of Texas and failed every business venture he tried. So, where were you headed on this one ? Typical Con, short term memory.
Answered By: MisterTattiePie4U - 3/19/2011
 
He was elected....plus he had the advantage of running against a guy who collaborated with the enemy to gain favorable treatment as a POW who also killed more US Servicemen than he did enemy combatants. A real American will trump a Benedict Arnold any day of the week.
Answered By: Bopped - 3/19/2011
 
He wasn't a senator for 142 days. I don't know where you got your information but it wasn't anywhere near reliable. He was also a state senator. Does that not count?
Answered By: Jayleen - 3/19/2011
 
He was the right color. At least that was all that mattered to 97% of all blacks votes.
Answered By: Progressives are thieves - 3/19/2011
 
He's black, that was the only credential he needed to garner more than half the votes that he got.
Answered By: Big Dan - 3/19/2011
 
look at Bush's he got c from HARVARD, Obama top of his class head HARVARD law. rhode socale. working with poor people on steerts. is more in porant then most other people experince
Answered By: chris tanzu - 3/19/2011
 
He had his first golf lesson at age 12 and became an Avid golfer by age 23, he has filled out NCAA brackets every year since gaining puberty at the age of 27. He played hoops in the hood while a community organizer and got a rabid education while at Reverend Wrights Hate Church. That is a lot of experience for a... More
Answered By: libsticker - 3/19/2011
 
He was born in Hawaii, except the newly elected Governor and the Hawaii Health Department can't find his birth certificate. The last Governor claimed she saw it... More
Answered By: ohbrother - 3/19/2011
 
He could have campaigned as a future Nobel Peace Prize winner. After next week, he will be able to say he has a Brazilian.
Answered By: Shovel Ready - 3/19/2011
 
Internationally he's got a Nobel peace prize and united the free world to solve the Libyan crisis. Domestically he fixed the economy and reformed heath care. His popularity is rising. "By their fruits you shall know them. "
Answered By: Alex G - 3/19/2011
 
Harvard Grad. That was about it. We still don't know what his grades were, but he may have been held to the affirmative action standard of getting passing grades without actually having to attend class.
Answered By: Tom - 3/19/2011
 
I think you are trolling
Answered By: Katy Irish - 3/21/2011
 
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