PBS's Mark Shields: Scott Walker's Idea of Foreign Policy Is 'Beat Ohio State'
Anyone who thinks the PBS NewsHour is a calm, rather nonpartisan forum on politics where no one does any trash-talking hasn’t seen Mark Shields on Fridays.Ah, yes. Experience matters - when it's a Republican that the media doesn't think has experience. 1992, when it was George H.W. Bush vs. Bill Clinton, experience (and military service) didn't matter a whit. So what if Bill Clinton was the governor of a small southern state and had no foreign policy experience whatsoever? So what if Barack Obama has exactly 143 days as a US Senator before he started running for president? They're Democrats - experience doesn't matter.
On Friday, Shields trashed Jeb Bush as a bumbler, and then just insulted governors Scott Walker and Chris Christie as “total novices” on foreign policy, like he’s a standup comedian.
Yet George W. Bush - governor of a state much larger than Arkansas - was the "least qualified person to ever run for president" according to the left. Scott Walker doesn't have the experience to lead the country - but Barack "Community Organizer" Obama did. Sorry guys. After Obama - and his penchant for voting "present" during his very brief time as US Senator from Illinois - you're going to have a very hard time making the case that the experience a candidate brings to the table matters.
Well, it does - when the candidate is a Republican...
That is all.