So Biden says that within six months there will be an international crisis to test Barack Obama’s “mettle”. This is, of course, just the latest example of “foot-in-mouth” disease that continues to plague Joe the Senator.
I think he forgot that the Democratic primaries were over and that he was no longer running against Senator Obama, but rather with him. Why else would you take such pains to point out your running mate’s inexperience? Are you trying to plant that idea in voters’ minds?
I could hear Obama’s campaign managers saying “Doh!” from halfway across the country.
Now the event has been downplayed in the media, and today Obama was doing damage control by saying that Biden’s comments were meant to mean that regardless of the outcome in the election that the next President would be tested (although Biden specifically said Obama by name).
However, for all the hand-wringing that has been done about Palin being a heartbeat away from the Presidency if 72-year old John McCain should expire while in office, I think we need to take a hard look at the frightening prospects of a Biden Presidency. After all, Obama’s mother died in her early 50s, and Obama used to smoke.