On Wednesday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel, network senior political analyst Brit Hume questioned the notion of another freshman U.S. senator being elected to the White House after nearly six-and-a-half years into the presidency of President Barack Obama, who was also a freshman senator when he was elected.
Hume’s comments come as Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Ted Cruz (R-TX), both freshman senators, have announced their candidacies for the Republican presidential nomination in recent days.
“This gets to a core question about presidential politics in general and about 2016 in particular,” Hume said. “Americans are clearly fed up with politics and politicians as usual. But we just had six years of a freshman U.S. senator in the White House and people aren’t happy about that either. So is the country ready to elect another rookie politician or do people recognize that politics like eye surgery is a profession in which inexperience is not a virtue? And wouldn’t Rand Paul be a better candidate when he’s had more time to think about things?”
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