Bush wanted to be the education president.
Then came 9/11.
This is the way of the world: the biggest crises are almost always the ones you don't expect.
So... you have to forget about what the candidates SAY they'll do, and look inside them and see if that have what it takes to be LEADERS IN A CRISIS.
I think the two biggest potential crises in the next 4 years might very well center around Putin and a global Bird Flu pandemic. (Bird flu claimed another person in Indonesia this week - one with NO KNOWN CONTACT WITH BIRDS.)
And I want a team in the White House that can confront both - or any other unexpected crisis - with confidence and courage and integrity.
Based on everything I know about him to date, Obama would either kowtow to Putin or follow Europe's lead. Either would be disastrous.
And Obama has zero managerial or "commanderial" expertise. His collapsing campaign proves he ain't up to a big management crisis. And a global Bird Flu pandemic would be a huge crisis.
So, whether you think energy and Iran are going to remain the big problems the next four years - or Putin and a Bird Flu pandemic, you got to pause and think: WHO DO I WANT IN CHARGE DURING A CRISIS?
It's not just when the phone rings at 3AM - that's when you need someone tested, with courage; it's the weeks and months after the crisis begins; that's when you need real, commanding leadership in the White House.
Obama and Biden simply don't pass the test. Not by a million miles.
Obama has had zero management experience and zero success in either as a community organizer or in the State or US Senate.
And Biden? He voted against the 1991 Gulf War, proving that - despite his DECADES hanging put wioth the beltway gurus - he has ZERO foreign policy judgment. And of course as a Senator he has had ZERO crisis management experience.
McCain and Palin have both confronted crises with aplomb and come out winners.
They personify courage and integrity and patriotism.