Obama and Palin criticized for lack of experience – New York City, New York (WiredPRNews.com) — Obama and Palin have come in for a lot of criticism mainly for their inexperience. The Tennessee ex senator Fred Thompson said for Obama that he is ‘the most inexperienced nominee to ever run for president. Ex mayor Rudy Giulani echoed his allegation saying Obama is “the least experienced candidate for president of the United states in at least the last 100 years.”
Sarah Palin the Alaska governor as the vice presidential candidate is no less criticized. History however has shown that lack of experience is not an obstacle. William Jennings Bryan with only four years experience was thrice the Democratic nominee between 1896 and 1908 and only 36. In Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari, is way less experienced when compared to Obama ? Go figure?
Alton B Parker who was nominated in 1904 had no experience at all. Obama however has an experience of four years in the US senate along with eight years in the Illinois State. Palin too has enough experience with two years as the governor of Alaska and six as the mayor of Wasilla.
Franklin Roosevelt is an excellent example of a candidate who won the hearts of the republic with minimal experience. Jimmy Carter too had been the governor of Georgia for only a single term. The experience in senate has been discounted and a short stint as governor is considered superior but history seems to disprove this. Regardless of what Thompson and Giulani say Obama and Palin, relatively inexperienced candidates, do have historical precedents of a win.