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  •  bunk (4+ / 0-)

    There are lots of competent and qualified people who were also right on the issues at the time, some with Clinton admin. experience and some without. Prior experience should not be the only qualifier. Lack of experience of being in an administration should not be a disqualifier.

    •  No one issue (0+ / 0-)

      should qualify or disqualify an applicant.  Including if they were right about the war beforehand or about deregulation in the 1990's.

      Again, it goes back to hiring the best person for the job now when all factors are considered.  Even political factors, as another Rec'd diary about Gates pointed out today.  (can't remember which one.  Hard to keep count...)

      As for this statement-

      Pathetic that Obama's entire original basis for running against front-runner Hillary Clinton was he was against the war. We'll see....

      I have to respectfully disagree on several levels.

      1. It was never the "entire original basis for running".  It was a key difference in their record that could be exploited in the campaign.  But Barack did not speak for an hour about Hillary when he announced his candidacy that cold day in Springfield 2 years ago.
      1. He has said in no uncertain terms several times since the election that he intends to end the war.
      1. "We'll see".  Precisely.

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