Here is something you probably did not see on the morning news or during the evening news on TV. Joe Biden made yet another gaffe, although I think it more likely that he was speaking serously. He made some comments about what an Obama presidency would mean, especially during the first six months.
From Joe Murray at The Bulletin:
|“Mark my words. It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy,” Mr. Biden said. “The world is looking. We’re about to elect a brilliant 47-year-old senator president of the United States of America.”
Mr. Biden was passionate in his prediction, adding, “Remember I said it standing here, if you don’t remember anything else I said … Watch, we’re going to have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy.”
He promised a crisis would occur, explaining, “As a student of history and having served with seven presidents, I guarantee you it’s going happen. I can give you at least four or five scenarios from where it might originate.”
What Biden is saying here is that the election of Barack Obama will encourage some world actor to take some sort of action against the United States that will cause and international crisis. But that isn’t all:
|The Delaware senator further predicted the course of action a President Obama would take would be unpopular, suggesting Mr. Obama supporters would have to “gird their loins” as unfavorable polling data was all but certain a year from now.
“I promise you … We’re going have to make some incredibly tough decisions in the first two years,” Mr. Biden. “I’m asking you now, be prepared to stick with us. Remember the faith you had at this point because you’re going to have to reinforce us.”
While fundraisers are generally closed to the press, this Seattle fundraiser was not, and it appeared such realty had slipped Mr. Biden’s mind.
“I probably shouldn’t have said all this because it dawned on me that the press is here,” Mr. Biden said before ending his remarks shortly thereafter.
No, Mr. Biden. It is a good thing that you did say these things. Now we have more information about Barack Obama’s lack of ability to lead the United States. We also know that Obama will probably make the wrong decisions given that you are already predicting low poll numbers.
You can access the complete article on-line here:
Biden Says The World Will Test Obama If Elected
October 21, 2008