Americans, who would you consider the least qualified Presidential/VP candidate?

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Who is least qualified for Pres/VP in 2012?

  1. Palin

    61 vote(s)
    58.1%
  2. Bauer

    1 vote(s)
    1.0%
  3. Rev. Robertson

    10 vote(s)
    9.5%
  4. Quayle

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. the Govenator (assuming the law changes on his eligibility)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. President Obama

    3 vote(s)
    2.9%
  7. VP Biden

    2 vote(s)
    1.9%
  8. Secretary Clinton

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Rev. Jesse Jackson

    6 vote(s)
    5.7%
  10. Michael Moore

    22 vote(s)
    21.0%
  1. 63dot macrumors 603

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    ...and this poll is open, of course, to anybody on planet earth and beyond. :)
     
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    I like the Governator (even though he bankrupted Cali, he did do some very good things).

    Edit - I like him as a candidate for the VP/Pres race (if laws ever change), I never assume him to be the worse.

    However, Hockey mom takes my vote as the worse thing ever.... as if someone had to ask.
     
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    So far it's a landslide! I think this poll will be the only election Palin ever wins again ;)
     
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    I wanted to put up five conservatives and five liberals to see what people think. I am going to play GOP devil's advocate for a second:

    1) Obama - little experience in Senate before getting into White House
    2) Biden - might be going senile with strange comments
    3) Clinton - may have got where she was because she was merely married to a President
    4) Jackson holds no office, and his experience could be chalked up to great speeches, not a Congressional voting record
    5) Moore is the left wing Rush Limbaugh, nothing more
     
  6. mcrain macrumors 68000

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    I almost voted for Quayle, and it dawned on me that Palin makes him look intelligent.
     
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    The problem is, pre-election qualifications don't always correlate with success/effectiveness in office.
     
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    Very true. That's how Obama, young and with very little DC experience, beat the field and became President. I don't think a similarly young Palin, this time with no DC experience, can stand a chance in what will likely be a tough GOP candidate field.

    I see that Rev. Robertson has two votes. Anyway, to his credit, he has his Bachelor of Laws from Yale Law School and a Master of Divinity degree. Besides this impressive education, he served as a Marine Corps officer.
     
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    He's also a hateful, bigoted scumbag. That cancels out his Yale education.
     
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    True, not knowing why Korea split up and who your favourite founder are probably do though.
     
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    "don't always"
    In this case, a basic test of US history, like the one they give to qualify for citzenship, would be a nice prerequisite. We've had enough politicians whose verbal gaffes make the US the butt of jokes to the rest of the world.
     
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    Least Informed/Qualified? Obama/Biden
     
  14. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Post of the day! After they'll have done the job for 4 years and all ;).
     
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    Let's say he is that much of a bigot, and even worse, he still knows about law (LL.B Yale), religious issues as they pop up in politics (M.Div degree) and the military (1st Lt. USMC). What does Palin have on Robertson???

    Let's see how Palin holds up against Robertson: Palin goes on my home affilitate ABC news station and mixes up the Declaration of Independence with the Constitution. Terrible. Robertson, like all law grads have to take the grueling Constitutional Law course and know the federal law inside out. Mcrain, a lawyer, can attest to that. As far as the military, she pisses of Lt. General Campbell who headed up the Alaska National Guard, a distinguished alum of my alma mater and generally well respected man, by saying she runs the Alaska national guard, not him. What does Palin know about running a military organization that a General does not know???
     
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    Good point.

    It's a sad day when a bigoted scumbag televangelist has more qualifications to be president than an actual VP candidate.
     
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    Who did you vote for then?
     
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    I voted for Bauer, because I thought it was in regards to Jack Bauer and I don't like that show "24".
     
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    I will take this poll with a grain of salt, knowing how this board thinks I would say real world numbers would be maybe 20% lower.
    How dare you, Jack Bauer would be the greatest president ever.
     
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    Truth is Charles Manson makes a better legal speaker than Palin and his strange comments on the penal system, however distasteful, shows he knows the law. What does Palin know? She can't even name the chain of command in the Alaska penal system or the chain of command in the guard and duties thereof.
     
  22. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Fair enough
     
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    Probably half of the people on MR weren't even alive when Quayle ran.
     
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    P-O-T-A-T-O....wait.
     
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    Well Jack Bauer isn't real. But if he were it seems like he'd be more of a secretary of defense or at a stretch secretary of state. lol can you imagine:

    "CHLOE, GET ME KIM JONG ILLS' FILES ON MY PDA!"
    "JACK I'M DOING AS MUCH AS I CAN"
    "HURRY! I'M TRYING TO BUST UP THIS AXIS OF EVIL!!"
     

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