Thursday, August 28, 2008

Obma Unfit to Serve

According to both Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama would be a bad president. Let me repeat: the man Obama chose to be his VP said that Obama ddoes not have the neccessary experience to be president.

Biden:

Biden Said Obama Is Not Ready To Serve As President. ABC's George Stephanopoulos: "You were asked is he ready. You said 'I think he can be ready, but right now I don't believe he is. The presidency is not something that lends itself to on-the-job training.'" Sen. Biden: "I think that I stand by the statement." (ABC's, "This Week," 8/19/07)

  • Biden: "If the Democrats think we're going to be able to nominate someone who can win without that person being able to table unimpeachable credentials on national security and foreign policy, I think we're making a tragic mistake..." (Sen. Joe Biden, "The Diane Rehm Show," 8/2/07)
  • Biden: "Having Talking Points On Foreign Policy Doesn't Get You There." ("Biden Lashes Out At Obama," ABC News' "Political Radar" Blog, blogs.abcnews.com, 8/2/07)

Clinton:

3 comments:

Cranky Doc said...

Stryd3r: Take this the next step now, and offer some analysis about what this can or should mean, for example, or how in competing message environments this is (or is not) made to matter, or. . . . .Perhaps some historical context would help -- is it common for candidates to say one thing during a primary campaign in order to gain electoral advantage, and then to soften or abandon that critique once the campaign is over? . . . .What, for example, do you make of GWBush's assaults on McCain during their primary (see esp. North Carolina), and their subsequent rapprochement. . . . Or, you could trace the extent to which this becomes a theme adopted by the McCain campaign or by some media observers. . . .You get the idea. (PS: If your comment filter is still enabled, please disable it for the purposes of this class, so that your colleagues and I can post comments.)

Mordy said...

I think McCain already beat you to the punch. Primary criticisms of Obama have been played all over the media for the last week.

I think the better question you should be asking is: Does it really matter what Hillary/Biden said about Obama during the primaries? They were competing against him to be the nominee. Obviously they were going to downplay his qualifications. Also, there's a danger to setting Hillary/Biden up as "truthtellers," because that turns on you the moment they start badmouthing McCain.

Stryd3r said...

Oh... I'm not saying Hilary/ Biden are truth tellers, I'm saying that they said that Obama was unfit to be president... this is very different from a primary competition during which the opponents say that they would make a BETTER president... here, the opposition said that their competition would not make a good president at all. (sorry if this post makes no sense - I had a long day and should really be asleep right now...)

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