In his excellent piece today on last night’s Barack Obama rally, Minnesota Public Radio reporter Tom Scheck includes this smackdown from Gov. Tim Pawlenty:
“Three or so years ago, Barack Obama was a state legislator,” he said. “And before that I think the sum total of his leadership experience related to being a community organizer. Those are not normally the credentials you would associate that would next lead you to be the leader of the free world.”
It is the question that must be asked again, and this time… answered. When it comes to picking the person who might well be the next president of the United States, what are the qualifications?
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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