During the Democratic primaries, Senator Joe Biden indicated that he did not believe that Barack Obama is qualified to be commander-in-chief. The question might be asked is if he doesn’t still believe that to be true.
“Mark my words,” Biden warned Sunday at a Democratic fund-raiser in Seattle Sunday night. “It will not be six months [after the inauguration] 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. Watch. We’re going to have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy.”
Now, here’s where it gets scary.
Obama’s “gonna need your help to use 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.”
Exactly what was he referring to? Is Biden saying that America’s current enemies – sorely aware of Obama’s inexperience – plan to test a President Obama with crises similar to the Cuban Missile Crisis, to see what he’s made of?
Biden went on to say that during the time period that he is predicting, the Obama/Biden polls will be so low that people will wonder how they got that bad. He said that the decisions that will be made will be tough to live with and Americans will tend to believe they are wrong.
But what if Obama is still on the wrong side of the learning curve when this major international crisis hits? What if he makes the wrong decision – as even Joe Biden suggests he might?
After all, Obama was wrong about the troop surge in Iraq.
And he was wrong in his initial response to Russia’s invasion of Georgia – when he urged the victimized nation to “show restraint.”
And he was wrong when he said he would gladly sit down unconditionally with people like Hugo Chavez and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad – the very people his own running-mate now says are planning to “test” him.
Little wonder, then, that Biden later admitted that he “probably shouldn’t have said all this.”
For those who weren’t already nervous about an Obama presidency, Joe Biden is warning you that you probably should be.