Friday, October 24, 2008

It's just Biden being Biden...

Media pointing out other media is being biased? It happens, Kirsten Powers. We all know had Palin uttered she had "three words" for what the nation needs: "J-O-B-S" the howls would have been everywhere about how stupid she was and how this demonstrated she was not vp material. What is important is trying to figure out exactly what Biden's remarks on Sunday were about. Powers states:
The outakes of his Sunday remarks don't begin to capture the magnitude of what he said. After warning the crowd that there would be some sort of international incident - Biden could think of four or five scenarios - he told the donors: "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."

What does that mean? Obama's election would provoke an international incident because of his inexperience and even Obama's biggest supporters won't be reassured by his response?

Then there were Biden's predictions on the economy: "I promise you, you all are gonna be sitting here a year from now going, 'Oh my God, why are they there in the polls? . . . Why is this thing so tough? . . . I'm asking you now, be prepared to stick with us. Remember the faith you had at this point, because you're going to have to reinforce us.

"There are gonna be a lot of you who want to go, 'Whoa, wait a minute, yo, whoa, whoa, I don't know about that decision.' "

Of course it's become campaign material, Palin mentioned it on the campaign trail and as this shows, McCain is too. While Barack Obama is presenting the "it's just Joe being Joe" thinking, supposedly chiding Biden with, “I think Joe, sometimes, engages in rhetorical flourishes.” Is this okay?

It'd be nice if the media would play the whole clip, but according to that was not done. They state the audio clips shared were from San Francisco and not from Seattle, they also have the real audio that I think people should listen to. Decide for yourself if this was just rhetorical or not.

The B-Cast also covers this story...

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