Ok, so here’s the deal: Biden was a bad choice. Obama knows it, Biden knows it, and the choice of Governor Palin by John McCain just makes Biden look that much worse. What is Obama going to do about it?
It is my belief that he is already doing something about it (besides attacking Palin directly and indirectly). Joe Biden and Barack Obama have openly disagreed several times in the past several days. At one point (during an ABC interview with Katie Couric), Biden directly criticized Obama. Another thing: Joe Biden says dumb things, but lately he has been saying things that aren’t just dumb: they’re downright moronic. Case in point: on Monday he said(in criticizing the Republican response to the economy),
“Part of what being a leader does is to instill confidence is to demonstrate what he or she knows what they are talking about and to communicating to people … this is how we can fix this,” Biden said. “When the stock market crashed, Franklin Roosevelt got on the television and didn’t just talk about the princes of greed. He said, ‘look, here’s what happened.”
Did you all catch that? FDR got on TELEVISION. Those of you old enough to remember, did FDR ever get on television ? No, he was known for his “fireside chats”, which were RADIO addresses, since the television hadn’t even been invented when FDR was President!
Second problem with his statement: the market crashed in 1929, and FDR didn’t become president until 1933. So Roosevelt gave a speech on a device that didn’t exist yet when he wasn’t the president.
Which brings me to my point: I don’t think these are mistakes that Biden is making, I think he is saying these things on purpose so that Obama has an opening to can him and sign Hillary to the ticket. I could be wrong, but it seems odd, the arguments, the open lack of support for the Presidential candidate by the VP candidate, etc.
To quote Arsenio Hall: This is one of those things that makes you go, “Hmmmm….”
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