Biden warns us about Obama, really?

October 21, 2008 at 3:43 am Leave a comment

So we have listened to the media going after Palin for stuff she says, but have you ever heard of the VP candidate giving such a description of the future President. Biden gives a less than flattering description of the first six-months in office. Almost like a challenge to other countries as well as basically saying that no one will think Obama will handle it well. Talk about confidence. Talk about a reason to vote for McCain.

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.”

and this great quote too:

“Gird your loins,” Biden said. “We’re gonna win with your help, God willing, we’re going to win, but this is not going to be an easy ride. The next president, the next president is gonna be left with the most significant task. It’s like cleaning the Augean stables, man.”

The reactions on line are almost humorous. No one can believe he actually said that. Sadly though he did. There is a great compilation of responses at Choose the Hero from across the web.

On a side note, I did find this tidbit of info at reported Sunday that Obama and McCain campaign reps received national security information from the White House last week (h/t Gary Hall):

For the first time in American history, the FBI is already vetting members of the next administration in an effort to make sure that whether John McCain or Barack Obama is the next president, their staffs will be ready to handle any national security threats.

Though no specific threats are evident at this time, some members of the intelligence community say terror groups love to target countries during transition periods. Those intelligence experts point to terror attacks that came as Gordon Brown took over as Britain’s new prime minister, and the Madrid bombings of March 11, 2003, that happened just before a major election there as examples of the vulnerability of new administrations.

Just makes you feel all safe and warm doesn’t it.

Here it is just in case you want to hear him say this stuff too. – note I only used this cause it was the only one i found with the Biden’s speech. I don’t particularly prefer all the images that they used for this video. I was concerned more with the actual words spoken.


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