This election year has brought much discussion of the experience of our candidates, but little of their education. When we citizens are hired in the private sector, we are expected to provide information regarding our education as well as our experience. We should be allowed to consider the same in deciding who to elect as our nation's leaders. Further, candidates should provide this information at our request.
Senators McCain and Biden have experience to the extent that information on their educational backgrounds is less relevant. We know who they are, we know what they will do. Senator Obama and Governor Palin, however, have not been tested to such an extent by experience. For this reason, their education and their performance in academia is more relevant. We know that Senator Obama has achieved degrees with honors in fields relevant to the office of the Presidency from two of the most respected academic institutions in the United States.
We do know that Governor Palin has a four-year degree in journalism and communications. However, we do not know how that education is relevant to the office of the Presidency. Regardless, Governor Palin should allow us to consider her grade point average as a reflection of her ability to follow through on a four-year task.