Thompson, Obama, Experience

A reader writes:

Just something I found interesting. Barack Obama's candidacy has been criticized because of his lack of governmental experience.  He spent about 8 years as an Illinois state senator and will, by '08, have spent almost 4 years in the U.S. Senate.

What about Fred Thompson?  He doesn't get the "lack of experience" criticism, but he was in the Senate for only about 8 years - he filled the last 2 years of Gore's term, and then had one full term of his own.  Other than this, he's never been elected to anything.  He was an assistant US Attorney for 3 years and served about a year as an attorney for a Congressional committee investigating Watergate.

Good point, no?

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