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Swipe at Brown ignores gaps in Obama’s resume when he ran in ’08

I’ll happily agree with Susan Davis that Scott Brown is more than a little light on qualifications to be president (“Brown kicking tires on presidential bid? A tire kicks back,” Letters, Aug. 28) — assuming, of course, that she and her fellow travelers agree that, slim as those qualifications are, they are still stronger than Barack Obama’s were when he ran for his first term.

In 2008 that “broad swath of the electorate” to which Davis refers basically eliminated “knowledge and skills” of little more than running for office from the list of requisite qualifications to be president.

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While I would prefer someone of greater stature as a candidate, Brown would at least begin the process of bringing qualifications back into the discussion again.

Art Cabral

West Bridgewater

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