28 June 2007

Bloomberg also thinks the Constitution is just a goddamned piece of paper

New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg says Sen. Barack Obama isn't eligible to be president due to his lack of experience, if this Politico report is to be believed.  Incidentally, you may have heard that Bloomberg is also interested in running for president.  Being old, rich, and Prince of the City, he's a natural choice over Obama, he might suggest.

But the Constitution of the United States list these and only these requirements to be president:
No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty-five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.

So you have to be at least 35 and born & lived in the USA.  That's it.  Those are the Founding Fathers' official rules.  Nothing in there about experience, income level, party affiliation, faith, education, race, creed, color, chroma or hue.

An idealistic young U.S. senator is just as eligible to have a shot at sinking our country into the depths of hell as the bonehead who currently sits in the Oval Office.  So am I.  So is my dad.  And my mail delivery person.  And my grandmother.  And Carrot Top.

So to you, Mr. Mayor, I say, with all due respect,

1 comment:

gerry rosser said...

I always wonder about these "experience" rants these guys get into. As far as I can tell, "experience" as they mean it means having held and done badly a variety of government positions.