New Op-ed at Fox News: Obama's Judgment
“Judgment” has become the byword of the election. Barack Obama has always wanted the election to be about the importance of “good judgment,” not experience. While Obama claimed last week that he had more executive experience than Governor Sarah Palin, he has generally stuck to this theme.
During the primaries, Obama’s claim to “good judgment” largely focused on his early opposition to the Iraq war. But, with the exception of picking Joe Biden as his running mate, virtually all the discussion of Obama’s good judgment still rests on his opposition to the war.
Obama still has some work to convince people that he possesses good judgment. A new poll released last week by the Pew Research Center found that Americans by a 51 to 36 percentage point margin trust McCain’s “good judgment in crisis” over Obama’s. . . .
I wish that I had this quote when I was writing the piece yesterday. On Stephanopoulos' show yesterday Obama said:
"How you campaign foreshadows how you are going to govern."