A liberal client of mine will sometimes say, "no more on-the-job training" when he talks of who he might be supporting in '08. Apparently, he feels President Bush came into office, unqualified to run the country. Yet, he has told me he thinks Hillary Clinton would make a fine President. He thinks the Democrats are fielding a row of "fine candidates", while the Republican field looks to him like a wasteland.
How does being a lawmaker test one's ability to succeed in an executive position of leadership? How does being the spouse of a former U.S. President qualify one for having the experience necessary to lead from the Oval Office? Being a mayor or a governor, I believe, is better experience than being a Senator or House Representative.....or beloved spouse.