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One-third of the way through Obama's term, are Americans tiring of a legislator as president?
l.a. times ^ | 6/17/10 | Andrew Malcolm

Posted on 06/17/2010 7:35:14 PM PDT by Nachum

American voters have taken many zigs and zags over the years when choosing their country's chief executive.

But one of the amazing consistencies is: They prefer chief executives in the executive office. Five of the last six presidents have been executives -- four governors and one sitting vice president.

The only exception is the current incumbent, Barack Obama, who as his bipartisan critics tried to point out in 2007-08, had never even run a candy store, let alone a country. He was a law lecturer, a state senator and, briefly, a U.S. senator. He is one of only three sitting senators elected president since the 19th century. Neither of the other two -- Warren Harding (see photo) and John Kennedy -- had second terms.

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KEYWORDS: bloggersandpersonal; legislator; obamas; onethird; term
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To: Nachum
Barack Obama, who as his bipartisan critics tried to point out in 2007-08, had never even run a candy store, let alone a country.

Hey, LA Times! It would have been nice if you too had pointed this out in 2007-08.

41 posted on 06/18/2010 9:06:24 AM PDT by kevao
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Open primaries. Let your party’s opponents select your candidate. Brilliant.
. . . which is precisely what California is voting for now. As you say, brilliant.

42 posted on 06/18/2010 1:59:00 PM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion ( DRAFT PALIN)
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Agreed. Although I doubt anyone would have beaten Obama in 2008. Once the economy fell apart and the market crashed the die was cast. You honestly think if everything remained the same with the economy, Huckabee or Romney would have beaten him?


43 posted on 06/18/2010 5:25:35 PM PDT by jeltz25
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