Not too long ago I wrote about John Edwards’ announcement he would be seeking the White House yet again, and how orchestrated the announcements had become. Well, perhaps I spoke a tad too soon. Could Joe Biden’s have gone any worse?
On what is the traditionally the easiest day of a presidential campaign, a day on which the press essentially gives you a free pass to bask in your own Oval Office daydreams, Biden’s staff must have been taking turns kicking his shins (or looking for new jobs). The New York Observer quoted him as saying Barak Obama was “the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.”
Erm, this is bad isn’t it? I am quite certain that if Obama wasn’t offended (he says he wasn’t), then Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton probably were. Good start Joe, maybe for an encore you could alienate the women voters too.
Oh, one side note. Anyone remember Biden’s bid for the top job in 1988? No? Well, let me refresh your memory. He dropped out after accusations he was stealing bits of his speeches from then leader of the British Labour Party, Neil Kinnock. I’m thinking this campaign might not get out of neutral. Or reverse.