Biden's Gaffe-o-matic

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  1. Cleverboy macrumors 65816

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    Someone's "fired up" and "ready to go", but is it in the same direction as the Obama campaign? Biden's got a whole string of gaffes lately. Ouch.
    http://blog.newsweek.com/blogs/stumper/archive/2008/09/23/biden-turns-on-the-gaffe-machine.aspx
    • Asked by NBC's Meredith Vieira whether the Fed should bail out insurance giant AIG, the senator said no: "I don't think they should be bailed out by the federal government." Unfortunately, the remark had more in common with McCain's initial position on the bailout (instinctive opposition) than Obama's carefully cultivated claim that he would not "second-guess" the government.

    • Speaking Thursday on ABC's "Good Morning America," Biden not only acknowledged that the wealthy would pay higher taxes if if he and Obama won the White House but said that doing so would be "patriotic." "It's time to be patriotic," he said. "Time to jump in, time to be part of the deal, time to help get America out of the rut."

    • Asked last night by Katie Couric on the "CBS Evening News," Biden delivered what has to be most off-message statement yet: that one of his campaign's own ads--the spot released earlier this month mocking McCain for not being able to use a computer--was "terrible." "I didn't know we did it and if I had anything to do with it, we would have never done it," he said.

    • Meanwhile, video surfaced this morning of Biden telling a rope-line environmentalist in Ohio that he and Obama "are not supporting clean coal" in America--even though Obama, well, is.
    If only Palin would talk to the press more. There'd be a vertitable "gaffe-a-palooza" sounding off. Until then, Biden's stealing the show with his one man band. Foot-in-mouth disease. Quite the lethal disability, never-you-mind the toupe.

    ~ CB
     
  2. jplan2008 macrumors regular

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    Here's a funny article about his gaffes

    http://news.yahoo.com/story//politico/20080921/pl_politico/13596

    Media, Pa. — Joe Biden has a “bad habit” of telling voters what he thinks, he told a gymnasium full of Montana supporters recently.
    But that’s not his only bad habit.
    In the four weeks since becoming Barack Obama’s running mate, Biden has been a reliable fount of gaffes, awkward statements and hyperbole. He is a candidate in the highest-profile election in the world, operating under the unrelenting scrutiny of the media Hydra, but he seems constitutionally incapable of conforming his quirky and anachronistic political style to the punishing and unforgiving modern news cycle.
    Among other things, the Delaware senator has said that Hillary Rodham Clinton may have been a better vice presidential pick; accidentally referred to his partner as “Barack America”; told a wheelchair-bound man to “stand up”; and called Michelle Obama’s convention speech “the most remarkable speech I have heard in my life.”
    Yet somehow, despite an effusive, loose-lipped and emotive manner seemingly better suited to the urban ward-style politics of another era, Biden is proving to be an effective campaigner even as he validates Democratic fears about his undisciplined and garrulous ways.
     
  3. RacerX macrumors 65832

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    Maybe the campaign is attempting to appeal to people that supported Bush. If this type of thing had a negative effect Bush would never have served two terms. :eek:
     
  4. hulugu macrumors 68000

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    Just finished reading an article on Slate on this very subject, Biden's Gaffe Immunity

    From the article:
     
  5. jplan2008 macrumors regular

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    I saw an incredibly positive story about Biden from FOX News, too. I was shocked, they didn't sling any of their usual mud.
     

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