[Guest post by Aaron Worthing; if you have tips, please send them here. Or by Twitter @AaronWorthing.]
A week or so ago I said
I like Bachmann, but I like her as a legislator, not as an administrator. But look at her resume. Here’s her official bio. And here’ the wikipedia page, if that can be trusted. I see nothing there that suggests she has enough executive experience to be President.
But you know, I always prefer that a person defend themselves, because usually they will do the best job, so here’s Bachmann on why she is qualified:
The Hill’s blog transcribes her words thusly:
I have a very broad, extensive background.
I’m a student of many years. I’ve studied a number of, a wide berth of topics. I sit currently on the Intelligence Committee. We deal with the classified secrets and with the unrest that’s occurring around the world. I also sit on Financial Services Committee.
But again, I’ve lived life.
Tomorrow, I’ll be celebrating my 55th birthday, and I’ve had a wide, extensive life. And again, my background is a very practical, solution-oriented vision.
Yeah, I don’t know about you, but I am underwhelmed and unmoved. She isn’t ready to be president. I mean, sure she would do a better job than our current President, but that’s not exactly reaching for the stars, you know?
No, what I said at the time still applies:
It might be the case that by next year Americans will be so sick of Obama that they will vote for almost anyone else. I am just about there myself and have been there for well over a year. But it is still important to offer a real alternative, not just someone who’s chief argument is that they couldn’t possibly be worse.
And you know, if we have to pick a Representative with little executive experience, couldn’t it be Paul Ryan?
Here’s video of Ryan explaining his budget proposal:
[Posted and authored by Aaron Worthing.]