Wednesday, August 20, 2008

POW Not A Presidential Qualification ReDux

I furthermore believe that having been a POW is no special qualification for being President of the United States. The two jobs are not the same, and POW experience is not, in my opinion,  something I would look for in a presidential candidate.

Wes Clark re-iterating his previous remarks that pretty much killed his chances for being chosen VP? Nope. The above quote is from someone that might have a pretty good idea of what he is talking about, long time McCain acquaintance, Naval Academy classmate, and fellow POW Phillip Butler.

Some other interesting tidbits from Butler's commentary on military.com.

- A hot head. Butler verifies McCain infamous reputation as a quick and explosive tempered individual whom Butler says is someone he wouldn't want "having his finger on the button".
- A good man but not someone he would vote for to be President.

So why again was Wes Clark chastised for saying this? And now with multiple military heroes not named John Sidney McCain III for sources can we finally put this "McCain's time as a POW = qualified for President" argument to bed? Probably not, Barack Obama doesn't have the cajones to go down that road and the only Democrat he had in his camp that did has already been kicked to the curb for saying it.

Just add this to the growing list of debunked talking points McCain can continue to use because Democrats don't have the backbone needed to call him on them.

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