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Post  Cincy Fan 44 Tue Oct 21, 2008 1:44 pm

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalradar/2008/10/biden-to-suppor.html

"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."

Not only will the next administration have to deal with foreign affairs issues, Biden warned, but also with the current economic crisis.

"Gird your loins," Biden told the crowd. "We're gonna win with your help, God willing, we're gonna win, but this is not gonna be an easy ride. This president, the next president, is gonna be left with the most significant task. It's like cleaning the Augean stables, man. This is more than just, this is more than think about it, literally, think about it this is more than just a capital crisis, this is more than just markets. This is a systemic problem we have with this economy."

The Delaware lawmaker managed to rake in an estimated $1 million total from his two money hauls at the downtown Sheraton, the same hotel where four years ago Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., clinched the Democratic nomination. Despite warning about the difficulties the next administration will face, Biden said the Democratic ticket is equipped to meet the challenges head on.

"I've forgotten more about foreign policy than most of my colleagues know, so I'm not being falsely humble with you. I think I can be value added, but this guy has it," the Senate Foreign Relations chairman said of Obama. "This guy has it. But he's gonna need your help. Because 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 the polling so down? Why is this thing so tough?' We're gonna have to make some incredibly tough decisions in the first two years. So I'm asking you now, 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'," Biden continued. "Because if you think the decision is sound when they're made, which I believe you will when they're made, they're not likely to be as popular as they are sound. Because if they're popular, they're probably not sound."

Kind of sounds like he's preparing the thumpers for a George Bush-like administration, in that what he (Barack) does to respond to an international crisis may not be popular, but dammit, it's the right thing to do in his estimation...polls be damned.

Honestly though, I think Biden is right that something will happen shortly after whichever candidate is sworn in. Don't know if it'll happen within 6 months, but probably within a year. Just merely gauging this off of the fact 9/11 hit the same year GWB took office, and the first attempt at the WTC took place about a month after WJC took office in '93.
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Post  Guest Tue Oct 21, 2008 1:55 pm

I am not sure how literally I would take Biden, despite his emphasis. I hear this as a warning to all the "patriotic" Bush War supporters to continue to be patriotic, lest they become the neo-whiny patriotic.
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Post  Cincy Fan 44 Wed Oct 22, 2008 2:18 pm

I'm beginning to wonder if Joey is saying that we should instead elect John Wayne McCain to avoid an international crisis since it's a guarantee in his estimation that it will happen if Barry gets elected. Lord knows I don't want an international crisis happening. Hmmm. Razz
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Post  Guest Wed Oct 22, 2008 2:43 pm

Cincy Fan 44 wrote:I'm beginning to wonder if Joey is saying that we should instead elect John Wayne McCain to avoid an international crisis since it's a guarantee in his estimation that it will happen if Barry gets elected. Lord knows I don't want an international crisis happening. Hmmm. Razz

Sounds like he's getting inside your head. Sounds to me like his strategy worked.

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Post  floridafun Thu Oct 23, 2008 10:31 pm

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/06/29/ftn/main4217516.shtml

(CBS) In describing the reasons he believes the Republicans' presumptive nominee for president would be better prepared than the Democrats' to lead the nation next January, Sen. Joe Lieberman said that history shows the United States would likely face a terrorist attack in 2009.

"Our enemies will test the new president early," Lieberman, I-Conn., told Face The Nation host Bob Schieffer. "Remember that the truck bombing of the World Trade Center happened in the first year of the Clinton administration. 9/11 happened in the first year of the Bush administration."
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Post  Guest Thu Oct 23, 2008 10:36 pm

The only thing worse than Joe at this point is the people who keep electing him... Dems are better off without him. History shows he is insane.
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