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Comparing Quayle to Obama…

Posted by americandust on September 5, 2008

It’s become vogue for liberals to compare Sarah Palin to former Vice President Dan Quayle.  Let’s compare Quayle to Obama, and we’ll only use Dan Quayle’s pre-1988 experience (when the liberal press that praises Obama as “fresh” trashed Quayle as “inexperienced”).

Obama and Quayle both have Juris Doctor Degrees

Obama and Quayle both practiced private law briefly before winning office.

Both Obama and Quayle ran for US Congress when they were young… Obama was 39 years old and lost by nearly a 2 to 1 margin.  Quayle was 29 and won by the largest margin in his district’s history when he beat an 8 term incumbent.

Obama was elected to the State Senate after having all his primary opponents disqualified.  Obama served 8 years then won his US Senate seat following a scandle removing his Republican opponent who was replaced by an out-of-state candidate.  Quayle served in the US House of Representatives for 4 years, then defeated 3 term incumbent Birch (father of Evan) Bayh in a race for the US Senate.  Quayle was re-elected in 1986 by the largest margin for a statewide race of any kind in Indiana’s history.

Oh, and Obama was a community organizer and a law professor.  Quayle had served six years in the National Guard, been a Consumer Protection Division investigator for the In. Attorney General, an Administrative Assistant to the Governor of Indiana, and a Director for a division of the Indiana Department of Revenue.

To recap:

At age 30: Obama Gets Law Degree (Quayle got his at 27) and Obama was teaching law.  Quayle was in his second year as a US Representative when he turned 30.

At age 35 Obama was elected to first State Senate Term, Quayle was in his second year of being a US Senator when he turned 35.

At age 44 Obama won his first election to the United States Senate, and at age 44 Dan Quayle was the sitting Vice President of the United States.

For the Record:

Quayle served four year in Congress, eight in the Senate, then was selected for the Vice Presidency.

Obama served eight years in the Illinoise State Senate, then four in the U.S. Senate before being nominated for the presidency by the same Democratic party that opposed Quayle for being to inexperienced to be a heartbeat away from the Presidency.

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