December 23, 2008
Biden is worried about 'exceedingly high expections' for Obama
Vice President-elect Joe Biden is worried about the “exceedingly high expectations” the world community has for Barack Obama’s presidency.
Who was responsible for these “overwhelming expectations”? Maybe - just maybe - it was his running mate-Barack Obama.
Recall that it was Barack Obama who delivered this gem after clinching the Democratic primary:
The journey will be difficult. The road will be long. I face this challenge with profound humility, and knowledge of my own limitations. But I also face it with limitless faith in the capacity of the American people. Because if we are willing to work for it, and fight for it, and believe in it, then I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal; this was the moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on earth.
Anyone who can slow the "rise of the oceans" deserves every otherwordly expectation ascribed to him.