Biden fires volley at Dem opponents.
This is perfectly priceless. I’ve read it several times. Incredible. This could very well represent what’s to come (and if Hillary sticks with her prior campaign tactics, it certainly does) which means that the ’08 campaign is going to be the ugliest on record. This is only the beginning. According to Biden, Hillary is not electable, Edwards doesn’t know what he’s talking about, and Obama doesn’t have a plan or a tactic. But the absolute greatest comment was this about Obama:
"the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.... I mean, that’s a storybook, man"
I hate to bask in a comment like this, but it’s perfect. Biden, along with all the other Dems, seem to pride themselves on being the party for minorities and for some unexplained reason minorities (especially blacks) buy it. Then, every now and then you get a comment like this. Obviously to Biden this isn’t a big deal, and I doubt the black caucus or Al Sharpton will raise any objections either. Certainly if Bill Frist or Mitt Romney had said this then it would be pasted on the front page of every major US newspaper – after all, it’s the Republicans who are racist, right?
Do I think Biden is a racist? I don’t know him, but I doubt it. My guess is that it was meant as an innocent evaluation of Obama and all the prior black candidates. At worst, it was a dumb thing to say, or it could have simply been a brilliant campaign move - he does have everyone talking about him. My point is that a double standard exists in the media and the public eye. This will be brushed aside by them. No big deal, the guy’s a Democrat, he didn’t mean it. That would hardly be the case if a Republican had said this.
So I can’t wait to see what happens. Will Al Sharpton boycott Biden? Will Jesse Jackson hold a march against his office? Will the NAACP respond? (Note: since this was posted Jesse Jackson has already responded that he wasn't offended and that Biden meant nothing by it).
What needs to happen is for a lesser known GOP candidate like Hagel or Brownback (someone who doesn’t have a chance) to step up and say the EXACT same thing. It would be a brilliant test of the mainstream media. Of course, they’d see right through it, but I don’t think that would stop them from showing their double standard. It would really be entertaining.