Biden: Obama’s inexperience will prompt nations to test us

posted at 11:05 am on October 20, 2008 by Ed Morrissey

Joe Biden continues to try to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory for Barack Obama.  In a stunning statement, Biden acknowledged that Obama’s lack of foreign-policy experience will provoke America’s enemies into creating an international crisis.  Biden apparently thinks this is just terrific:

ABC News’ Matthew Jaffe Reports: Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., on Sunday guaranteed that if elected, Sen. Barack Obama., D-Ill., will be tested by an international crisis within his first six months in power and he will need supporters to stand by him as he makes tough, and possibly unpopular, decisions.

“Mark my words,” the Democratic vice presidential nominee warned at the second of his two Seattle fundraisers Sunday. “It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. We’re about to elect a brilliant 47-year-old senator president of the United States of America. Remember I said it standing here if you don’t remember anything else I said. Watch, we’re gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy.”

“I can give you at least four or five scenarios from where it might originate,” Biden said to Emerald City supporters, mentioning the Middle East and Russia as possibilities. “And he’s gonna need help. And the kind of help he’s gonna need is, he’s gonna need you – not financially to help him – we’re gonna need you to use your influence, your influence within the community, to stand with him. Because it’s not gonna be apparent initially, it’s not gonna be apparent that we’re right.”

Isn’t this an argument for electing someone with more experience?  Why should we elect a man who will embolden our enemies and push us to the brink of disaster?  Biden seems convinced that electing John McCain will make our enemies abroad much less sanguine about provoking us — which is one of the best arguments yet heard for electing McCain.

Even worse, Biden admits that an Obama administration will likely fumble the ball.  “It’s not going to be apparent that we’re right.”  Really?  Why not?  I’d say that Biden admits that Obama will deviate from long-held principles of American foreign policy and diplomacy, and expects to reap a whirlwind of disapproval because of that.  Where will that be most likely to occur, given Obama’s previous political alliances with people like Rashid Khalidi?

Let’s not forget the example that Biden himself uses here.  John Kennedy got tested because he met with Nikita Khrushchev with “no preconditions”.  Kennedy acknowledged afterwards that it was an “unmitigated disaster“:

Kennedy’s aides convinced the press at the time that behind closed doors the president was performing well, but American diplomats in attendance, including the ambassador to the Soviet Union, later said they were shocked that Kennedy had taken so much abuse. Paul Nitze, the assistant secretary of defense, said the meeting was “just a disaster.” Khrushchev’s aide, after the first day, said the American president seemed “very inexperienced, even immature.” Khrushchev agreed, noting that the youthful Kennedy was “too intelligent and too weak.” The Soviet leader left Vienna elated — and with a very low opinion of the leader of the free world.

Kennedy’s assessment of his own performance was no less severe. Only a few minutes after parting with Khrushchev, Kennedy, a World War II veteran, told James Reston of The New York Times that the summit meeting had been the “roughest thing in my life.” Kennedy went on: “He just beat the hell out of me. I’ve got a terrible problem if he thinks I’m inexperienced and have no guts. Until we remove those ideas we won’t get anywhere with him.”

What resulted?  The Berlin Wall and the Cuban missile crisis.  Kennedy wound up trading strategic intel and missile installations in western Asia in exchange for Soviet withdrawal of the nuclear missiles from Cuba.  The entire Kennedy administration turned out to be a foreign-policy disaster that was only overlooked because of the tragic assassination of Kennedy in Dallas in 1963.

I agree with Biden.  Obama is exactly like Kennedy in this regard, and our enemies will test us by threatening our interests around the globe if we elect Obama.  I’d rather avoid the problem altogether and elect a man who puts enough fear into the minds of our enemies to keep them from testing us at all.


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Ok.. Thats it.. Biden and Bill Clinton are secret lovers and are in this together.

GoodBoy on October 20, 2008 at 11:08 AM

Me wonders if Obama wishes he could pick someone else.

upinak on October 20, 2008 at 11:09 AM

Biden: the gift that unwittingly keeps on giving.

Renwaa on October 20, 2008 at 11:09 AM

Potentially, a heartbeat away.

pugwriter on October 20, 2008 at 11:09 AM

Sounds like Biden has a hard on and is lookin’ for a fight for Obama to jerk his gravitas.

mylegsareswollen on October 20, 2008 at 11:09 AM

been trying to explain this to people for awhile now, and how much of Obama’s campaign funds are coming from our enemies overseas?

McCain was just on Laura, basically talking as if Election is lost, reminding people Americans survived the Carter years and we can do it again, etc.

jp on October 20, 2008 at 11:10 AM

Isn’t this an argument for electing someone with more experience? Why should we elect a man who will embolden our enemies and push us to the brink of disaster?

We should elect the person we think will be the better president.

Tom_Shipley on October 20, 2008 at 11:10 AM

New ad for McCain:
Couple this speech of Biden’s along with Hillary’s quote “I’ve got foreign policy experience, John McCain has foreign policy experience, Barack Obama gave a speech.”

Joe Biden is actually setting up the new Alien and Seditions Act. Any criticism of the new administration will be needlessly divisive and thus squashed.

rbj on October 20, 2008 at 11:11 AM

so how long into the Obama administration before the public is outraged and wondering how they elected him, blame media, etc?

or will all dissent be outlawed by then?

jp on October 20, 2008 at 11:12 AM

This is too easy. Please forward this to rnc.com, and have them splash this as a 30 second spot every hour of every day until November 4.

“Are you ready for an inexperienced man to be tested, or is it better to vote for experience? John McCain has that experience. This commercial funded by the Repulican National Party.”

Game, set, match.

Bigurn on October 20, 2008 at 11:12 AM

Manufactured crisis. Hmmm.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/09/barack_obama_and_the_strategy.html

Angry Dumbo on October 20, 2008 at 11:13 AM

Oh well, by all means, let’s put this “brilliant” Senator, one who has accomplished nothing at all in his life with his brilliance, into the White House so we can see what happens.

Or we can put a guy into the White House who the rest of the world suspects might just blow their tin pot dictatorships out of the water, if they try us.

Me, I’m for the latter. Not the guy with the fat “Trainee” badge on his $5,000 suit.

NoDonkey on October 20, 2008 at 11:13 AM

Actually, I think this is an argument in favor of Obama.

Once he’s in, and he faces a crisis, and utterly fails, we can look forward to a Republican-controlled congress in 2010 and a Republican-held White House in 2012.

MadisonConservative on October 20, 2008 at 11:13 AM

Thanks for reminding us, Biden.

lodge on October 20, 2008 at 11:13 AM

Joe is sorely mistaken. We have seen leaders all over the world voice their endorsement for Sen. Obama for President.

/s

cryptojunkie on October 20, 2008 at 11:13 AM

Keep it up, Joe!

eanax on October 20, 2008 at 11:14 AM

“Are you ready for an inexperienced man to be tested, or is it better to vote for experience? John McCain has that experience. This commercial funded by the Repulican National Party.”

Game, set, match.

Bigurn on October 20, 2008 at 11:12 AM

except, Obama has enough money to run ads for the next two weeks non-stop calling McCain a Nazi or something and would get away with it.

jp on October 20, 2008 at 11:14 AM

No big Biden gaffes for a week, but he made up for it with this one.

forest on October 20, 2008 at 11:14 AM

“or will all dissent be outlawed by then?”

If this clown Obama f’s up as much as we know he will, there won’t be any force in America that will be able to contain the wrath of angry Americans.

Besides, who will stifle dissent? Slacker college students and geriatric hippies? Please.

NoDonkey on October 20, 2008 at 11:14 AM

Let’s not forget that the economy would also test Obama’s meddle, and that his principles would lead to decisions that “it’s not going to be apparent that they’re right”.

When it comes to economics, Obama can see Russia from his house.

TedInATL on October 20, 2008 at 11:14 AM

Kennedy, the untouchable, was the worst international president we ever had, from the Berlin wall to the Bay of Pigs to his “stand” and concession on missiles in Cuba…he was a young punk disaster.
Weeks after that famous meeting, the Berlin wall was built, a direct result of Kennedy’s weakness…and Kennedy is brilliant compared to Obama.

right2bright on October 20, 2008 at 11:15 AM

We should elect the person we think will be the better president.

Tom_Shipley on October 20, 2008 at 11:10 AM

Based on track record, past associations, honesty? There has to be some criteria, doesn’t there? Or, are promises enough?

a capella on October 20, 2008 at 11:15 AM

So Powell gives Obama “foreign policy cred and experience” according to Newty. And on the same day, Obama’s VP says, he will be tested precisely b/c he doesn’t have any foreign policy cred or experience!

You can’t make this stuff up!! I love it!

JAM on October 20, 2008 at 11:16 AM

McCain was just on Laura, basically talking as if Election is lost, reminding people Americans survived the Carter years and we can do it again, etc.

jp on October 20, 2008 at 11:10 AM

I listened to the interview and didn’t take that away from the interview. I think he’s confident, but he wasn’t willing to scare the American public by saying they should be afraid of Obama.

Personally I wish he would scare the crap out of people.

Oink on October 20, 2008 at 11:16 AM

….it will be Bush’s fault.

FireBlogger on October 20, 2008 at 11:16 AM

No big Biden gaffes for a week, but he made up for it with this one.

forest on October 20, 2008 at 11:14 AM

Yeah, if the McCain campaign can’t turn this to major advantage, it will confirm what we suspect about competence.

a capella on October 20, 2008 at 11:18 AM

I listened to the interview and didn’t take that away from the interview. I think he’s confident, but he wasn’t willing to scare the American public by saying they should be afraid of Obama.

Personally I wish he would scare the crap out of people.

Oink on October 20, 2008 at 11:16 AM

i didn’t catch it all, but heard the part talking about how we lived thru Carter and survived.

McCain has a major contradiction that is undercutting him. Between saying Ayers is legit issue, to then saying we have no need to fear Obama and he’s a ‘good man’…moderates then look at Ayers as if its GOP b.s. and desperation

jp on October 20, 2008 at 11:18 AM

LOL, play this from now until election day.
Stand up Joe and let ‘em see ya. Oh God love ya, what am I talkin’ about? I tell you what Pal, we will stand up for ya. Stand up for Joe.

carbon_footprint on October 20, 2008 at 11:18 AM

I think Biden’s comments are more dire in light of this report on the weekend.

Officials from both campaigns have been asked to briefings after warnings from US intelligence that terrorists and rogue states will seek to exploit the power vacuum following November’s presidential election.

For the first time in American history the FBI has begun vetting likely officials of the next administration before the election, to ensure they have security clearance to deal with crises on day one.

Intelligence chiefs expect an attempt to emulate the terrorist strikes on Britain when Gordon Brown took power and are concerned that Russia or Iran could use the 77 days of paralysis between the election and the inauguration on January 20 for acts of international brinkmanship, like the invasion of Georgia.

An official involved in the transition discussions told The Sunday Telegraph: “There has been no specific threat but the assessment is that someone will try something.

Obviously, Biden didn’t pull this meme out of his ass and he knows something we don’t know.

CanadianGuy on October 20, 2008 at 11:19 AM

Go Joe the Plumber AND Joe the Gaffer!!

skatz51 on October 20, 2008 at 11:19 AM

I’m standing in a long line to vote–first day for early voting in Florida. Some third party guy–prolly a ronpaul or barker nut–behind me is being loud and obnoxius.

Enoxo on October 20, 2008 at 11:19 AM

I think someone dropped a hammer on his head at Home Depot.

fluffy on October 20, 2008 at 11:20 AM

Wow-zers. Between Joe the Plumber and Joe the Gaffemaster 3000, we might actually win this thing, folks.

Pasalubong on October 20, 2008 at 11:20 AM

Fact of the matter is that either McCain or Obama will be tested. Our enemies will want to see just how much they can get away with. Will Obama’s inexperience result in a tepid response to world leadership? Will McCain’s long crusade for full rights for terrorist detainees translate into a quagmire of diplomacy over any decisive action?

The world wants to know and, sadly, so do the voters because neither candidate has particularly acquitted themselves when it comes to knowing what they would do in a crisis.

highhopes on October 20, 2008 at 11:20 AM

“It’s not gonna be apparent that we’re right.”

This needs to be part of a McCain ad ASAP.

CP on October 20, 2008 at 11:21 AM

Joe the Senator–proving conclusively that “Washington experience” is highly overrated. Palin 2012.

james23 on October 20, 2008 at 11:21 AM

Keep saying it’s so, Joe.

T J Green on October 20, 2008 at 11:21 AM

It looks like Joe is trying to look for a job at a McCain administration.

jencab on October 20, 2008 at 11:22 AM

“For the first time in American history the FBI has begun vetting likely officials of the next administration before the election, to ensure they have security clearance to deal with crises on day one.”

So if (god forbid), Obama is elected, we’ll have a President who doesn’t have a security clearance?

Because Obama’s associations and friendships with known terrorists who advocate the violent overthrow of the United States Government like William Ayers, his witch of a wife and Rev. Wright, should disqualify Obama from receiving a security clearance.

It would any other American.

NoDonkey on October 20, 2008 at 11:22 AM

skatz51

You beat me to it! :)

Pasalubong on October 20, 2008 at 11:22 AM

I wanna cry…..how are these buffoons ahead so far in the polls?????

SDarchitect on October 20, 2008 at 11:22 AM

“There are gonna be a lot of you who want to go, ‘Whoa, wait a minute, yo, whoa, whoa, I don’t know about that decision’,” Biden continued. “Because if you think the decision is sound when they’re made, which I believe you will when they’re made, they’re not likely to be as popular as they are sound. Because if they’re popular, they’re probably not sound.”

This is the part that bothers me most, honestly. The people can’t grasp the wisdom of the ruling class – but don’t try to figure it out, just trust us.

Spirit of 1776 on October 20, 2008 at 11:23 AM

If the Vice Presidential Candidate for the Democrats BELIEVES that Obama in too inexperienced to lead, then that’s good enough for ME.

HEY! Is this on the front page of the NYT, the WAPO?

Does Colin Powell agree?

originalpechanga on October 20, 2008 at 11:24 AM

The entire Kennedy administration turned out to be a foreign-policy disaster that was only overlooked because of the tragic assassination of Kennedy in Dallas in 1963.

BRAVO! BRAVO! BRAVO!
It isn’t politically correct to point out what a disaster the Kennedy administration was. Forty-five years on, our country is still paying for denying the truth.
Thank you for that rare nugget of truth, Mr. Morrissey.

thegreatbeast on October 20, 2008 at 11:25 AM

Joe “Brutus” Biden speaketh, God love ‘im.

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on October 20, 2008 at 11:25 AM

This is part of the leftist playbook. Create a crisis to force people to “come together” and use the crisis to enact more government controls. See man-made global warming as an example.

Biden is warning us of a “crisis” so that when it happens, all the good little libtards will fall in line behind The One and give up a little more liberty. This strategy is as blatant as “spreading the wealth around.” If the GOP and McCain can use Biden’s words against him, great. But I am not so sure it is an unintentional gaffe as it is just laying the foundation a power grab by The One.

Remember what Michelle Obama said at the DNCC: ‘Barack wants to fundamentally change this country.’ this could be step one.

Mallard T. Drake on October 20, 2008 at 11:25 AM

There’s one Key difference between JFK and Barack HUSSEIN Obama (PBUH)(SWT)(SAW)!

JFK was a Patriot, did love his country, and served his country honorably in time of war, and had only the best of intentions and wishes for his country.

Barak HUSSEIN Obama HATES this country, has never served anyone or anything except himself, and his overweaning ambition, and he desires to absolutely destroy this country, it’s systems and institutions that have made it the best country to live in, in the history of humankind.

That is a fact!

Deal with it!

Dale in Atlanta on October 20, 2008 at 11:25 AM

…we’re gonna need you to use your influence, your influence within the community, to stand with him. Because it’s not gonna be apparent initially, it’s not gonna be apparent that we’re right.”

Ok, I’m not trying to convert all the lefty BDS\martial law hysteria.. but these type of comments do make me twitch a bit.

Given Obama’s attempted use of the DoJ for shutting down disssent during his campaign, I do think we’ve got some legitimate concerns with what he’d do with actual authority.

darury on October 20, 2008 at 11:25 AM

I listened to the interview and didn’t take that away from the interview. I think he’s confident, but he wasn’t willing to scare the American public by saying they should be afraid of Obama. Personally I wish he would scare the crap out of people. – Oink on October 20, 2008 at 11:16 AM

He’s a cool card player, this John McCain. If you can beat your opponent’s hand using only a pair of of deuces, there is no point in laying down a roya flush.

Remember this: McCain’s campaign has access to internal data that we do not. They know the lay of the battlefield far better than we do. He’s holding a royal flush and there is no way he is going to tip his hand at this point in the game.

ManlyRash on October 20, 2008 at 11:26 AM

Just out of curiosity here, has anyone asked Joe how he spells POTATO?

pilamaye on October 20, 2008 at 11:26 AM

We should elect the person we think will be the better president.

Tom_Shipley on October 20, 2008 at 11:10 AM

So McCain then? Okey Dokey.

mjk on October 20, 2008 at 11:26 AM

Biden: the gift that keeps on giving. Too bad the MSM will bury this story. I think that it would…interesting to those undecided voters out there.

Physics Geek on October 20, 2008 at 11:26 AM

I’m having trouble seeing my calendar. Is it the 1970s again?

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on October 20, 2008 at 11:26 AM

Just out of curiosity here, has anyone asked Joe how he spells POTATO?

J-O-B-S

Pasalubong on October 20, 2008 at 11:27 AM

so how long into the Obama administration before the public is outraged and wondering how they elected him, blame media, etc?

or will all dissent be outlawed by then?

jp on October 20, 2008 at 11:12 AM

Been saying that for a while. By next summer, half of everybody who voted for Hussein will be wondering what they did. We already know.

Harpoon on October 20, 2008 at 11:27 AM

Hillary thanks you, Joe.

Vashta.Nerada on October 20, 2008 at 11:27 AM

I have begun to feel that the standard (and often trite) benediction of, “God Bless America” under Obama should become(and will at least be whispered by me) a sincere “God–please help America.”

Trial and adversity can and should build character. I hope that we can do that instead of giving in to the Socialist/Communist/Totalitarianism that is coming.

Liberty is in the American soul. Not even Obama, in all his majesty, can take that away. America will not have a king, never again! Until the Lord comes.

Liberty and freedom must rise again.

petunia on October 20, 2008 at 11:27 AM

Gaffe-o-licious!

misslizzi on October 20, 2008 at 11:27 AM

Biden, the gift that keeps on giving. Ed also makes a valid point. While the assassination was definitely a tragedy, I never understood why Kennedy has been considered one of the great presidents.

perroviejo on October 20, 2008 at 11:27 AM

We’re about to elect a brilliant 47-year-old senator president of the United States of America.

Someone needs to inform Biden’s doctor that his patient has suffered another brain aneurysm.

wise_man on October 20, 2008 at 11:28 AM

Go Joe the Plumber AND Joe the Gaffer!!

skatz51 on October 20, 2008 at 11:19 AM

Joe the Gaffer is not going to let Joe the Plumber hog the spotlight two weeks in a row. After watching The Palinator groove on SNL Saturday night (On TIVO, no doubt, as it was way past his bedtime), he had to be frustrated.

He can count the days until he fades into oblivion. No way will an Oministration give Biden the time of day. I don’t see him on the ticket in 2012 if things pan out the way current polling predicts.

EconomicNeocon on October 20, 2008 at 11:28 AM

“Mark my words,” the Democratic vice presidential nominee warned at the second of his two Seattle fundraisers Sunday. “It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama

Mark his words. Have you ever heard a VP say such a thing. “I guarantee” we will be attacked he says?

“And he’s gonna need help. And the kind of help he’s gonna need is, he’s gonna need you – not financially to help him – we’re gonna need you to use your influence, your influence within the community, to stand with him. Because it’s not gonna be apparent initially, it’s not gonna be apparent that we’re right.”

Insanity, pure insanity. It was not until we were under direct attack on 9-11 that President Bush pulled us together and said we all face this crisis but HE would put all the might and energies of the government behind the effort to confront the enemy.
Biden sounds like he is begging here. Be nice to Obama when we are attacked. Plus if we are attacked who would block efforts to help America out?
This lefty administration is a loser before it ever starts.

FireBlogger on October 20, 2008 at 11:28 AM

I wanna cry…..how are these buffoons ahead so far in the polls?????

SDarchitect on October 20, 2008 at 11:22 AM

The polls are rigged…you didn’t know that by now?

Why do you think that John French Kerry was 12 points ahead on election day last time?

SaintOlaf on October 20, 2008 at 11:28 AM

And with a narcissistic compulsion to spout off on foreign policy, Biden single-handedly devalues the Powell endorsement. On the very same day, no less.

God love ‘im.

Cuffy Meigs on October 20, 2008 at 11:29 AM

Yet another example of Obama surrounding himself with utter fools, terrorists, criminals and kooks. Rezko, Wright, Ayers, Dorn, Phleger, Biden, Raines, Pelosi, Reed, Durbin and on and on.

Dash on October 20, 2008 at 11:29 AM

I wanna cry…..how are these buffoons ahead so far in the polls????? – SDarchitect on October 20, 2008 at 11:22 AM

I think not. Obama has spent almost half a BILLION dollars on his campaign in all 50 states. Hundreds of TV and radio ads. The fawning complicity of the entire Drive-By media. And yet he only leads McCain by 4 points just two weeks away from election day – and that doesn’t include the Bradley Effect.

Obama’s campaign is doomed. He will lose on November 4.

ManlyRash on October 20, 2008 at 11:29 AM

This needs to be part of a McCain ad ASAP.

CP on October 20, 2008 at 11:21 AM

Cue lorien:

That’s why it won’t be.

;)

Editor on October 20, 2008 at 11:30 AM

Amazes me that Kennedy, after all these years, still gets a free pass on his gigantic foreign policy failures just because he got assassinated.

Failed illegal invasion of Cuba? Check.
Provoked nuclear missiles in Cuba? Check.
Put the United States in the most danger it has even been in – in all of history? Check.
Started the adventure which came to be USA’s most wasteful military endeavor ever in Vietnam? Check.

I’m sure there’s others I missed. All that in three years! Yeah, Bush is clearly the gigantic screw-up in comparison, give me a break.

Seixon on October 20, 2008 at 11:30 AM

did mccain cheat on his first wife

tomas on October 20, 2008 at 11:31 AM

And BY THE WAY… if this were a republican, “a crisis that might necessitate some unpopular decisions” would be framed as the reichstag fire paving the way for Nazi authoritarianism or some nonsense.

Dash on October 20, 2008 at 11:31 AM

This is part of the leftist playbook. Create a crisis to force people to “come together” and use the crisis to enact more government controls. See man-made global warming as an example.

Biden is warning us of a “crisis” so that when it happens, all the good little libtards will fall in line behind The One and give up a little more liberty.

I don’t think Biden is making up a crisis — as much as I would prefer to believe that — I think he knows something and couldn’t keep his mouth shut.

CanadianGuy on October 20, 2008 at 11:32 AM

Wouldn’t this be called fear-mongering if McCain said it?

JammieWearingFool on October 20, 2008 at 11:33 AM

At least Kennedy had the intellectual honesty to admit to himself and his aides that he had messed up.

I doubt Obama is capable of that level of self-reflection.

MarkTheGreat on October 20, 2008 at 11:33 AM

Mostly republicans here in the vote line; except for the third party nut and one Obama by who is wearing a button. Not saying a word to him; going to let him get up to the door and get yelled at.

Enoxo on October 20, 2008 at 11:33 AM

For the first time in American history the FBI has begun vetting likely officials of the next administration before the election, to ensure they have security clearance to deal with crises on day one.

Does this include Obama? My sense is that he doesn’t have a clean enough background to get clearance to hand out mail in the Pentagon, much less be CinC.

tru2tx on October 20, 2008 at 11:35 AM

The polls are rigged…you didn’t know that by now?

Why do you think that John French Kerry was 12 points ahead on election day last time?

SaintOlaf on October 20, 2008 at 11:28 AM

Olaf–that is false security. I was watching Real Clear Politics back then. It was one day Bush up by 1 or so and the next Kerry. It is now two weeks before. The polling companies will sell their product for the next four years on how accurate thay can be in this race. The time for inflated poll numbers is over. These number will become more and more accurate the closer we get.

McCain really is behind.

And money and press are the answer why. Not policy. Not canidates. Pure and simple–Obama has bought everyone from Indonesia to Kenya to Norway to Hawaii. It is a perfect example of criminal activity. And that cannot bode well for his intentions.

petunia on October 20, 2008 at 11:35 AM

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tomas on October 20, 2008 at 11:31 AM

Oh, darling, we’re past that one. Now we’re onto whether Palin bought a tanning bed and how much money JTP owes in taxes.

Get on the trolley, sweetie.

mjk on October 20, 2008 at 11:36 AM

I wanna cry…..how are these buffoons ahead so far in the polls?????

What I can’t figure out is how intelligent, educated people could be voting for this guy (I’m looking at you, MOTHER…) I just don’t get it.

dmarie on October 20, 2008 at 11:36 AM

“And money and press are the answer why.”

I don’t know, people here in Virginia have to be getting sick of Obama commercials, whether they are Republican or Democrat.

He’s got more commercials here than cars and beer combined. Of course, I only watch sports so that’s what I usually see ads for, cars and beer.

NoDonkey on October 20, 2008 at 11:37 AM

Repeat after me:

EAGLETONMANIA!

BKennedy on October 20, 2008 at 11:37 AM

And don’t any of you say he is throwing Joe under the bus for Hillary.

ooops I sort of just said it didn’t I?

Sapwolf on October 20, 2008 at 11:37 AM

Isn’t this an argument for electing someone with more experience? Why should we elect a man who will embolden our enemies and push us to the brink of disaster?

We should elect the person we think will be the better president.

Tom_Shipley on October 20, 2008 at 11:10 AM

We are Tom, you just don’t have the wit to pick up on it.

MarkTheGreat on October 20, 2008 at 11:38 AM

Biden just keeps having brief moments of clarity.

I bet ya if you got Biden drunk, he’d really trash talk Obama.

TheSitRep on October 20, 2008 at 11:38 AM

so how long into the Obama administration before the public is outraged and wondering how they elected him, blame media, etc?

or will all dissent be outlawed by then?

jp on October 20, 2008 at 11:12 AM

The latter

MarkTheGreat on October 20, 2008 at 11:39 AM

I agree that Kennedy was a foreign policy disaster, but at least his intentions were good. Obama would be a disaster without the good intentions.

duff65 on October 20, 2008 at 11:39 AM

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tomas on October 20, 2008 at 11:31 AM

Yep and Obama is cheating on his current wife and sent the woman to the Carribean to wait out the election! Anymore idiot questions?

petunia on October 20, 2008 at 11:40 AM

Besides, who will stifle dissent? Slacker college students and geriatric hippies? Please.

NoDonkey on October 20, 2008 at 11:14 AM

The Justice Dept, the IRS, etc.
They had no problem serving that function for Clinton, why should they hesitate to do it again for Obama?

MarkTheGreat on October 20, 2008 at 11:41 AM

Actually, I think this is an argument in favor of Obama.

Once he’s in, and he faces a crisis, and utterly fails, we can look forward to a Republican-controlled congress in 2010 and a Republican-held White House in 2012.

MadisonConservative on October 20, 2008 at 11:13 AM

Yeah, the ones who are still alive can look forward to establishing that Republican controlled congress in a new location that doesn’t glow in the dark.

Sorry, not a gamble I’m willing to take.

CurtZHP on October 20, 2008 at 11:41 AM

Biden is asking people to support Obama when he has to make an unpopular, difficult decision just like he did for Bush. Not.

ctmom on October 20, 2008 at 11:41 AM

Finally, Ol’ Scranton Joe says something I can agree with.

What a maroon.

The Divine Sarah has been slimed from day one for her perceived inexperience…and here we have the ultimate insider giving his party, his running mate, and me (frankly) the heebee-jeebees every time he gets near a microphone.

This is what the European Union wants to launch their resurgence into the realm of relevance: a socialist neophyte tied to a complete moron given the keys to the US. They could bolt back into the international and historical drivers seat…I’m sure they believe.

…in a cave somewhere, hooked up to a dialysis machine, Osama bin Obama is laughing his butt off….

Puritan1648 on October 20, 2008 at 11:41 AM

A vote for Obama is a vote for Cuban Missile Crisis Part II.
- Joe the Senator

Dash on October 20, 2008 at 11:42 AM

Could you imagine if this guy ever had to step in as POTUS? Scary…

dmarie on October 20, 2008 at 11:43 AM

Biden: the gift that keeps on giving. Too bad the MSM will bury this story. I think that it would…interesting to those undecided voters out there.

Physics Geek on October 20, 2008 at 11:26 AM

The story linked above is an ABC News report, which I find remarkable.

flyfisher on October 20, 2008 at 11:43 AM

CanadianGuy on October 20, 2008 at 11:19 AM

Let’s hope the FBI does a better job of vetting likely officials than they’ve done ferreting out radical, anti-American Muslim propagandists.

Connie on October 20, 2008 at 11:43 AM

Biden continued. “Because if you think the decision is sound when they’re made, which I believe you will when they’re made, they’re not likely to be as popular as they are sound. Because if they’re popular, they’re probably not sound.”

Yet Obama/Biden keep attacking McCain positions solely on the grounds that they aren’t popular.

MarkTheGreat on October 20, 2008 at 11:44 AM

“The Justice Dept, the IRS, etc.
They had no problem serving that function for Clinton, why should they hesitate to do it again for Obama?”

If we’re going to allow fancypants lawyers take our right to dissent away, then we deserve to have it taken away.

There is a lot that we can do as citizens that the Obama-bots can’t counter with their legal mumbo jumbo. Besides, if his economic policies are as bad as we all think, the threat of seizing our assets won’t amount to a whole lot anyway.

NoDonkey on October 20, 2008 at 11:45 AM

We should elect the person we think will be the better president.

Tom_Shipley on October 20, 2008 at 11:10 AM

Couldn’t agree with you more, Tom. That’s why I’m voting for McCain.

Mr. D on October 20, 2008 at 11:45 AM

Vladimir Putin will eat Obama for lunch. A ruthless ex-KGB agent against an effete “community orgainzer” backstopped by Biden? Obama is not only above his pay grade but will be out of his league. It’s easy to deal with the socialist pansies in the EU but no so when dealing with the rest of the world not inclined to have our best interest in mind.

DerKrieger on October 20, 2008 at 11:46 AM

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