God bless, Joe Biden. For all of his bluster, arrogance and miscalculation, he lets us know that the adage "even a broken clock is right twice a day" still holds true.
On Sunday, October 19th, in words now causing apoplexy amongst Obama staffers from David Axelrod to the most recent Acorn hire, Joseph R. Biden, D-DE and the 2008 Democrat Vice Presidential Nominee, blurted a startling truth. Here are his words:
"Mark my words. It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. . .
"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."
And, in a continuing moment of surprising frankness, Senator Clinton's spokesperson . . . er, I mean, former Secretary of State Madeline Albright declared Biden right on target -- Biden's statement was a "statement of fact."
Imagine the following headline -- "Vice-Presidential Nominee Says That America Will Be Threatened If Obama Elected."
Now, imagine if Sarah Palin were to have made this declaration. Can you just hear the calls from the liberal left?!! "Republicans in a desperate move to save flailing McCain campaign adopt scurrilous scare tactics to frighten voters." Would voters have rightfully been frightened regarding such a statement? Certainly - even Albright would suggest so.
More importantly, now, should voters be any less concerned regarding such an eventuality, because it wasn't Palin that uttered this truth, but Joe Biden? The answer, as Albright's affirming statement implies, is "no."
"No," because Joe Biden, for all of his acclaimed pomposity and perhaps, strangely, because of it, was actually warning America about a fundamental truth -- a dangerous world will prey upon an America led by an untested leader. As Senator Clinton did before him, John McCain is right to ask, "in a post-September 11th world, is this a risk worth taking?"
The answer is clearly no.
Further, it is simply ridiculous to conclude that America should permit its interests, if not its territory, to be attacked by terrorists, simply for the sake of electing "change." "Change" what? Change the way President Bush and America have kept terrorists at bay for seven years? Senator Biden, that's the kind of "change" I don't want.
And, if you're telling us, Senator Biden, that electing your ticket will guarantee that "change," after all we are to "mark [your] words," then Americans should simply respond, "no thanks."
I appreciate your honesty, Senator Biden -- your recovered candor, opining that terrorists, our enemies, see what the liberal left won't, is refreshing and not too late. Like you told us last January, you have reminded us why we shouldn't vote for Senator Obama -- he is untested for crisis and, as such, his presidency invites crisis for America.
Here's to hoping that the final two weeks of this campaign permits you more candor about other threats that an Obama presidency brings to America. And, here's to hoping that America wakes up to heed Senator Biden's old warning about electing Senator Obama, to wit - now is not the time for an untested leader in the White House.