Do you think Obama is ready to be president of the United States?
Why or Why not?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
not one single person who's ever become president was "ready" to become president of the united states.
no one can write a resume that will say he or she is fully prepared to take the office of the presidency.
and if you read the constitution of the united states, you'll see that the qualifications for becoming president of this country are limited.
that is because our founding fathers knew that NOTHING could prepare a person to hold this office.
no president could have ever predicted what the extremists did on 9/11.
so to answer your question: YES, obama is just as ready as any other candidate to become president of the united states.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
No. Other than a wonderful ability to deliver a speech powerfully, Senator Obama has little experience in government and a small understanding of economics, monetary policy or fiscal prudence.
If you take the time to analyze Senator Obama's speeches and his record you will find that both are thin on content or specifics. The Senator in his time in the Senate has been absent on 177 votes and when he has graced the Chamber and voted has voted straight Democratic ticket. When the Senator was in the Illinois House, he voted 'Present' rather than making a decision to vote 'Yea' or 'Nay'.
A President should have backbone and principles. Senator Obama sadly has neither.
The only principled, straightforward candidate in the race for the Presidency who is not 'owned by special interest groups or lobbyists is RON PAUL. Congressman Ron Paul is the leading advocate for freedom in our nation’s capital. As a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Dr. Paul tirelessly works for limited constitutional government, low taxes, free markets, and a return to sound monetary policies. He is known among his congressional colleagues and his constituents for his consistent voting record. Dr. Paul never votes for legislation unless the proposed measure is expressly authorized by the Constitution.In the words of former Treasury Secretary William Simon, Dr. Paul is the “one exception to the Gang of 535” on Capitol Hill.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
No.. I think he made a mistake running when he's not ready..
Either that or America will make a mistake and we will suffer for at least the next 4 years
He needs to actually be inchharge of something other than a political camapign. Become a chairperson of a committee at least. Spend more than 2 years in Washington before you go about saying you are the man to change Washington.
Washington isn't going to change because of an idealogic person is voted President.
- Bob HLv 71 decade ago
Nope, not by a long shot. I believe he has the best of intentions, and a lot of strong backing, legitimate backers, not that cowboy crap; but, a large but, he's not in "the club". The Clintons know and influence anybody that counts, and therefore are more than capable of getting things done. Obama is the new kid on the block, and his list of contributors show the most serious kind of money, but many of them are also betting on Hillary. Hillary is ready for the win.
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- Orion777Lv 51 decade ago
1. There is no substance behind the man.
2. Not enough experience - NORMALLY I would not care about this, but this country and the world has a lot of serious problems that need to be addressed, albeit some of the problems were caused by Bush. We cannot have a candidate that will be experiencing "on the job training".
3. Unpatriotic. Won't wear the American flag pin. If he would start acting like an American, people wouldn't accuse him of being a Muslim sympathizer.
4. If you study economics and diplomacy, you will see where his ideas will lead us into having $9 a gallon gasoline his first year in office.
- basport_2000Lv 51 decade ago
Yes I do...while Hillary and everyone else was busy trying to figure out there stategy, Barak was busy studying issues, the economy, and everything else and getting ready to BECOME the President.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
I don't think he is tough enough. He's a very inspirational speaker mabey the ministry would be a better choice for him.
- 1 decade ago
Yeah. But to be honest its not a job you can be fully prepared for.
- J DLv 41 decade ago
NO experience , No homeland security , No budget plans . He is a great speech giver . No good enough to fix Bushnomics or get us out of Iraq . Unless Oprah is in his cabinet LOL
- HyperDogLv 71 decade ago
He's infinitely more prepared than the brain-dead moron we have now!