“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.”
Then there was the "oh crap" moment of realization
In similar remarks at another fund-raising event Sunday night, Biden quickly added that those who test Obama will quickly find out he has "a spine of steel."
"So what?" He's a gaffe machine. He's right, most presidents have faced tests. Bush was face with 9/11 after inauguration the previous January. But the problem I have with Biden's gaffe is that is almost sounds like a threat or a dare. Perhaps a set-up. It's as if he knows BO will fail and Biden wants to make sure the Halo Effect is intact before hand so people don't hate him like they do with Bush.
The BO campaign is getting creepier by the day but it seems to be no big deal to the left. Colon Powell's endorsement would normally be ok but the reasons he gave are outrageous like how BO is "ready for the job, has experience, etc." which is just a flat out lie. But that's another story.
If there were a better country to flee to, I just might go. But there is not one so I'll have to stay and fight.