Politics

Judgment vs. Experience

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After traveling to Afghanistan and Iraq with Barack Obama, Republican Senator Chuck Hagel had this to say:

“Each candidate has strengths and weaknesses, and experience does matter. But what matters more in my opinion is character and judgment. And judgment meaning who is it that you bring around, who is it that you listen to? Can you make the right decisions for the right reasons on behalf of your country and the world?”

Hagel expressed exactly what I think Obama has to convince swing voters to believe: that Obama’s judgment is so superior to John McCain’s that the experience gap isn’t important.

So, do you think Obama can make that point to those voters who are still on the fence? And, if so, what does he need to do?