Biden's own words may haunt Obama

During the Democratic primary campaign, Joe Biden said some things about Barack Obama that will probably be excellent fodder for McCain campaign ads.

Jim Geraghty has a few:

"My impression is [Obama] thinks that if we leave, somehow the Iraqis are going to have an epiphany" of peaceful coexistence among warring sects. "I've seen zero evidence of that."

“I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy,” he said. “I mean, that’s a storybook, man.”

“The more people learn about them (Obama and Hillary) and how they handle the pressure, the more their support will evaporate.”

“When this campaign is over, political slogans like ‘experience’ and ‘change’ will mean absolutely nothing. The next president has to act.”


Politico weighs in on the same subject:

When Obama gave a speech saying he'd send troops into Pakistan if he had actionable intelligence and the Pakistani government was unwilling to act, Biden told NPR that "It's a well-intentioned notion he has, but it's a very naïve way of thinking how you're going to conduct foreign policy," adding of his then-rival, in a remark Republicans are sure to revive, "Having talking points on foreign policy doesn't get you there."


Of course, the Obama camp will be able to do something similar if John McCain chooses Mitt Romney or any other primary candidate so in the end, the whole issue may be a wash.

Still, it is interesting to see what Joe Biden thinks of the top of the ticket.

During the Democratic primary campaign, Joe Biden said some things about Barack Obama that will probably be excellent fodder for McCain campaign ads.

Jim Geraghty has a few:

"My impression is [Obama] thinks that if we leave, somehow the Iraqis are going to have an epiphany" of peaceful coexistence among warring sects. "I've seen zero evidence of that."

“I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy,” he said. “I mean, that’s a storybook, man.”

“The more people learn about them (Obama and Hillary) and how they handle the pressure, the more their support will evaporate.”

“When this campaign is over, political slogans like ‘experience’ and ‘change’ will mean absolutely nothing. The next president has to act.”


Politico weighs in on the same subject:

When Obama gave a speech saying he'd send troops into Pakistan if he had actionable intelligence and the Pakistani government was unwilling to act, Biden told NPR that "It's a well-intentioned notion he has, but it's a very naïve way of thinking how you're going to conduct foreign policy," adding of his then-rival, in a remark Republicans are sure to revive, "Having talking points on foreign policy doesn't get you there."


Of course, the Obama camp will be able to do something similar if John McCain chooses Mitt Romney or any other primary candidate so in the end, the whole issue may be a wash.

Still, it is interesting to see what Joe Biden thinks of the top of the ticket.