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March 02, 2011


Obama Once Said He Wasn't Ready Either

To those who think New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's (R) declaration that he's "not ready" to be president means he can't run, it's worth noting Barack Obama said something similar after he was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2004.

Said Obama: "You know, I am a believer in ... in knowing what you're doing when you apply for a job. Uh, and I think that... if I were seriously to consider running on a national ticket, I would essentially have to start now, before having served a day in the Senate. Now there may be some people who are comfortable doing that, but I am not one of those people."

Hot Air notes Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) tried, unsuccessfully, to use the line against Obama in the 2008 presidential campaign.














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