Election Watch 2008

Focusing On The 2008 Presidential Campaign

Monday, April 11, 2005

Obama 08?

A Pew Research poll shows that Illinois Sen. Barack Obama is a popular choice for president in 2008 among the Howard Dean crowd. Two-thirds of Dean's online activists from 2004 say they'd rather see Obama run for president than Al Gore or John Kerry. Their other favorites, besides Howard Dean himself, are Sen. John Edwards and Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Don't count on it. Although Obama is an intelligent individual and a rising star, 4 years in the U.S. Senate and 38 years of age will not be enough to get anyone elected to the Presidency. He will need more time, experience and seasoning if you will before he can effectively mount a Presidential run. I think he will need wait until 2016, at that time he would be a a term Senator, with 12 years under his belt, be in his mid forty's and had time to present himself to the American public. Everyoen is so quick to push the guy to greater heights. His time will come I am sure....