Anyway, a curious idea hit me and I decided to check it out. I was wondering just how much experience another Illinois politician had before he became president. Just as I suspected: Abraham Lincoln didn't have all that impressive a political resume before he became the 16th commander-in-chief.
Check it out:
- Four 2-year terms in the Illinois House of Representatives
- Only one term in the U.S. House of Representatives
- Ran for U.S. senate, but lost to Stephen Douglas
I'm not really advocating the politics of Senator Obama. But I AM tired of him being constantly labeled as unfit for the presidency because of "lack of experience." If it was okay for Old Abe, then it might just be okay for somebody else, too. (Of course, Mr. Lincoln didn't spend 4 or 5 of his formative years living in Indonesia.)
I'm going to bed now. Good night!