Comments on: Obama, in slip-up, refers to Biden as “next president” Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 By: Nichole Mon, 25 Aug 2008 13:31:54 +0000 Just because he accidentally left out the vice when he said it the first time it doesn’t mean that deep down inside he feels that Biden should be the president. He got excited at revealing his number 2 and missed a word. Big deal. At least he corrected himself and moved on… which is what everyone else should do. Move on, this is a silly arguement.

By: Get over it. Mon, 25 Aug 2008 13:13:33 +0000 OMG a human made a verbal slip of the tongue. This obviously will predict the fate of America if he’s elected.

By: MAB Mon, 25 Aug 2008 03:07:54 +0000 Holy cow with all the Bushism’s we’ve had to put up with for the last eight years I am really surprised the RNC is jumping up and down on this one.

I’d also figured they would support the Obama / Biden ticket considering it’s been Cheney actually running the country this whole time.

By: Marla Mon, 25 Aug 2008 03:01:28 +0000 Obama a liberal? Oh please! What we have in this country is one party with two names. Now that Obama has selected Biden as his VP running mate, it should be painfully obvious that we are in for more of the same old same old Washington politics. You know, the kind that is owned by big business, makes decisions based on what is good for big business, and the rest of us will pay for it. Literally.

Sigh, if only I had the option of voting for Dennis K.

By: OK Jack Mon, 25 Aug 2008 02:36:56 +0000 Well, Mr. & Mrs. Reader…just what I wasn’t waiting for. I am not now excited about the upcoming election. It is quite obvious that Mr. Biden is not the poster child for change. His prepared remarks did not say anything more than that he doesn’t have to wear his reading glasses at the podium.

Mr. Biden has a lot in common with Messrs. Bush, Cheney, Wolfowitz, Clinton, Lieberman, Romney, Rove et al. All of these politicians showed personal cowardice in their youth by avoiding service in the active duty uniform of the United States during wartime in a war zone, i.e., they avoided membership in Our Best & Finest during the counterinsurgency operations presided over by presidents Johnson & Nixon for eleven long and bloody years in SE Asia (Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos) during the 1960’s and early 1970’s (1963-1973).

Incidentally, Mr. Biden’s so called “foreign relations power” in the senate is disproportionate to the number of voters in his tiny Delaware constituency (like many of America’s 100 senators who hail from sparsely populated states).

Additionally, Mr. Biden (along with Mrs. Clinton) was part of the “stupid vote” in congress during the Autumn of 2002, i.e., the blatantly unconstitutional resolution to deploy Our Best & Finest to what the Brits have been calling “Iraq” since they cobbled it together following the elimination of the Ottoman Turk empire after World War I.

To make the results of his war resolution vote appear to be “beyond his control”, Mr. Biden has consistently used the same excuse that Mrs. Clinton still does, i.e., they either didn’t know what was really going on (the “actionable intelligence” issue), or their votes were well intended–and Bush/Cheney simply screwed everything up after getting congress’ carte blanche approval to commit Our Best & Finest to the ongoing sixth year of occupation and unwinnable counterinsurgency in SW Asia.

Incidentally, the “deal” being worked out by Bush/Rice for the withdrawal of Our Best & Finest from Iraq by 2011 is merely a masquerade to assist Mr. McCain on November 4th…by attempting to momentarily diffuse the presidential election’s biggest foreign policy issue (America’s poor economy being the biggest domestic issue).

So…instead of the democrat ticket compensating for Mr. McCain’s active duty service in the uniform of Our Best & Finest during wartime in a war zone…Mr. Obama presents Mr. Biden (i.e., just as poor a choice as Mrs. Clinton would have been).

Without such as Marine combat Vet, Senator Jim Webb (VA), or Army combat Vet, General Wes Clark (Retired), on the ticket…I’ll be supporting a minority party candidate this time around.

It won’t be the first time I’ve done this. After mistakenly supporting Mr. Johnson as far back as 1964, I avoided major party candidates until 2000.

I supported Mr. McCain during the primary in 2000. However, when he got gored by the Bush/Rove bullcrap, I supported Mr. Gore (even though Israeli-in-disguise, Mr. Lieberman, was on the ticket).

Mr. Lieberman turned out to be a very poor choice of vice presidential running mate (i.e., a buddy of Mr. Cheney who had a “pillow fight” with the latter during their televised VP debate in 2000). That debate was the forerunner to Mr. Lieberman’s support of Mr. McCain because of the latter’s unconditional support for Israel (i.e., a continuation of the U.S. occupation and counterinsurgency in Iraq, and a possible “preemptive” U.S. strike on Iran).

In 2004, I supported Mr. Kerry (even though he also had a very poor choice of vice presidential running mate, i.e., Mr. Edwards). Mr. Kerry is a Navy combat Vet (SE Asia).

It is time to vote again (I always do), but I simply do not see very much support for the middle class and working class coming out of either the democrat or the republican camps.

OK Jack

By: rita Mon, 25 Aug 2008 01:58:33 +0000 The Democrats have shot themselves in the foot. They can thank the DNC and Pelosi for blowing the best chance they have had in years to take back Washington. I’ve been a Democrat for 48 years, but now it’s McCain all the way.

By: EC Mon, 25 Aug 2008 00:24:10 +0000 Dear presumably adult men and women,

When you begin your ranting and raving on whichever presidential candidate has messed up in his speech within the past week, take this into account:

Public speaking is not easy.

In fact, regular speaking isn’t the easiest thing in the world. Think back to whenever you’ve talked with friends or family and your tongue says something that you do not intend at all. Say, for example, that you accidentally call your sister your ‘brother’. Does this mean that your sister is more of a man than she would seem biologically? No. It just means that the words are closely related.

The problem is that when you get up in front of millions and talk into a microphone, everyone is watching. So, even if you’re speaking like you do every day, there are bound to be mistakes. And, instead of focusing on the small slip-ups that are corrected immediately, why not focus on what’s really going on? On the message behind what they’re saying. I doubt that most of the people on here are professional therapists and are qualified to say what is an actual slip and what is one that deals directly with the inner sub-conscious. Both John McCain and Barak Obama have made mistakes in their speeches. But, instead of acting like frenzied media addicts, let’s just look at the truth. “Who do YOU believe will make the best president?” I am too young to vote in the next election, but I hope that all of you out there who are will make a responsible choice based on what you believe, and not what propaganda dictates.

And, for all of you Hillary supporters, Obama did not choose Hillary for a running mate for many reasons:
1. It will be hard enough for people in America to accept a black man as President should he be elected, without adding the first female vice president to the ticket.
2. Hillary is a very polarizing figure. There are a lot of people who either hate her or love her. Obama cannot afford alienating that many Republicans who may vote for him by choosing her. He’ll have enough people to deal with.
3. Hillary likes to be the leader and to assume that she is fully responsible. Does anyone really believe that a woman like her would be truly happy settling for second-best?
4. Joe Biden can bring things to the table that Hillary can not do. He is an old, white man. (Sorry, Hillary supporters, but as far as feminism has come, there’s something about being an old, white man that carries a bit farther in politics still.) He has 35 years of experience, and did not have do battle with Obama in the same way as Hillary did. If Hillary were to become Obama’s running mate, the Republicans would tear them apart for their differences and point out how they tore each other apart.

So please, stop complaining about how your daddy wasn’t strong enough to beat someone else’s daddy to a pulp and start thinking about what’s best for everybody. McCain or Obama? Take your pick.

Thank you.

By: NJ1 Sun, 24 Aug 2008 22:46:21 +0000 If you are completely honest with yourself,and admit the facts that the vast amount of you people who are writing into this Reuter’s web page blog are racist,then we will be able to move forward. The facts are out that the main reason so many people are disappointed with the lost of HRC to be the Democratic party leader hurts deeply,that many of you can not sleep at nights hoping and preying that Barack Obama loose his bid to become the US president,why because you just cannot get over the facts that a half Black came along,and beat HRC to become the party’s nominated leader. how can that be. The point was HRC was considered unbeatable,and unstopable by any margin,you never in a thousand years believed that this semi-African American would put HRC to shame in which it is time for all of you now to get over it and the right thing and accept the facts that you are 100%racist to which is the point you all would love to see the day that Barack Obama fail to become president of these United States,go ahead and vote for John McCain because of your attitude(s.)Then you will have no one to blame,when this country go backwards again,oh don’t worry we get the Clintons Hillary,Bill,and Chelsea Clinton to save you all. God Bless America for these wonderful days to come.NJ.

By: CJ Sun, 24 Aug 2008 21:11:25 +0000 So Joe Biden praises McCain a year or two ago ( hvA) as a really good man and implies McCain would make an excellent president. Now all of sudden during the vice-presidential nomination acceptance speech the other day Biden implies the last 8 years have been problems caused by not only George W Bush but also … McCain? I guess forget the other 99 senators and 435 house of representatives members. Just grab John McCain’s name because he is now in Biden’s way.

Forget about Barrack Obama being in the United States congress for the past three years (two of which he has campaigned to be president) and Joe Biden being in congress for about 35 years, a lot longer than John McCain, because according to Biden’s acceptance speech that doesn’t qualify both of them as also being in the United States government during some or all of the past 8 years of problems.

Many democrats and republicans have praised John McCain in non-election years as a good man who well serves the people of this country because he has worked across party lines on a consistent basis to get things done to help America, fix problematic processes and stand for justice but which has not been always favorable for hardcore gangs of political parties.

Don’t just listen to what political party gang members say in the election year, they say whatever they can to get elected including degrading John McCain, a man they previously praised, because now it’s about gang mentality and each party wants their hardcore gang (party) members in office and not good people. John McCain doesn’t qualify as one of those gangland lackeys that just enforces party politics without question to prop-up every aspect of their underhanded political gang platform so he gets attacked now. Look at the facts and vote on reality not campaign rhetoric.

By: Windfall Sun, 24 Aug 2008 18:46:47 +0000 Well, so much for the argument that John McCain is too old to be president.

Next to Joe Biden, John McCain looks like a youngster.

What’s really disturbing though is that the candidate caught up in by far the most senior moments is Barack Obama.

From campaigning in “all 57 states” to falsely claiming his father served in WWII to forgetting to ask for donations at a fundraiser to retire Hillary Clinton’s campaign debt to arguing that the Arabic translators deployed in Iraq could be put to better use in Afghanistan where, of course, they don’t speak Arabic to calling Matt Lauer “Tim” three times in one interview to claiming that American troops were “just air raiding villages and killing civilians in Afghanistan” to asking attendees at an Iowa rally if any one of them had “gone into Whole Foods lately and see what they charge for Arugula” even though there are no Whole Foods stores in Iowa to stating that he had won the Michigan primary when he wasn’t even on the ballot to claiming that his uncle helped liberate Auschwitz… and we’re just getting started here… we would run out of allotted space if we listed them all but… just in case you’re interested…

The windup is that now comes The Messiah’s really big moment. He’s on the world stage. His jacket is off. His sleeves are rolled up. The cameras are rolling. He’s about to introduce his running mate… and what does he say?

“So let me introduce to you the next President, uh, the next Vice President of United States of America, Joe Biden!” Io

Oh, my goodness! Not again!

Does it not beg the question?

How many more gaffes do we spot this guy before we face up to the fact that he is just plain stupid?