Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Bizarre Biden

Joe Biden has an odd way of garnering support for his ticket.

"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."

In other words, vote for the more experienced John McCain and avoid an international crisis.

"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."

But if you do elect Barack, be prepared for him to mess the whole thing up. And if that wasn't enough, Biden also warns potential Obama voters that they are in for a world of disappointment if Obama comes to power.

Because I promise you, you all are gonna be sitting here a year from now going, 'Oh my God, why are they there in the polls? Why is the polling so down? Why is this thing so tough?' We're gonna have to make some incredibly tough decisions in the first two years. So I'm asking you now, 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."

Presumably this is a reference to Obama's failure to hold to any of the moderate positions he has used to try to win the election. All those glittering promises of hope and change and healing will come to naught. The One isn't going to do a whole lot of healing.

A rare few moments of honesty from Joe?

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