“Do Rookies Make Good Presidents?” TIME, November 5, 2008

For 10 exhausting months, Americans worried that Barack Obama might be too inexperienced to serve as President. On Nov. 4, a majority of voters decided that he is in fact “ready to lead”–or at least that he had better be. This suggests that Americans know their history. When it comes to presidential success, experience isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

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