Sunday, October 26, 2008

Quote of the Day

"For people who liken a Presidential campaign to an extended job interview with the American people, Joe Biden’s most recent comments must have caused a lot of head scratching.

For example, most people wouldn’t tell their potential new employer during a job interview that if hired, there’s a good chance the building would soon catch on fire, or that office supplies are bound to go missing, or that everyone in the office would catch Lyme disease. That’s what those in the industry would call a “deal breaker.”

So how to interpret Joe Biden’s open confession that electing Barack Obama would cause a major “international crisis” within 6 months of his presidency? Read his words for yourself:
"Mark my words 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 president of the United States of America, remember I said it standing there if you don't remember anything else I said. Watch, we're going to 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 and he's going to need help and the kind of help he's going to need is, he's going to need you - not financially to help him -- we're going to need you to use your influence in the community to stand with him. Because it's not going to be apparent initially it's not going to be apparent that we're right." (CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360," 10/21/08)
Biden wasn’t alone either, former Secretary of State Madeline Albright, no stranger to fumbling the foreign policy ball in her own end zone echoed his prediction and called Biden’s gaffe a “statement of fact.”

One thing we do know, the next time Barack Obama is tested will be the first time he will be tested. While Americans will do the right thing and always support their President during a time of crisis, let’s hope the next time America faces an international crisis we have someone a little more experienced than a community organizer to answer that challenge"

Jeff Frederick, Chairman
Republican Party of Virginia