Letters to the Editor

'Ideas and passion'

Sen. Hillary Clinton keeps persevering on experience. She says that she has 35 years of experience, and that Sen. Barack Obama has a speech. Sen. Obama was also right. He said that the Iraq war was a bad idea, let alone that it was downright wrong.

Let's look at it this way: Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld had more government experience than just about anyone else. See how they did? Don't you just love this economy? Don't you just love paying nearly $2 billion a week for an illegal, immoral war? Don't you just love the fear-mongering being perpetrated daily by the Bush administration?

Experience isn't all it's cracked up to be. There was one man who also "didn't have enough experience." He was elected president. His name was John F. Kennedy.

Barack Obama may not have enough "experience" to suit political insiders, but he has two things they don't have: ideas and passion.

Russ Barker