With Enemies at Home and Abroad, now is not the time for on the job training -- We need a strong Commander-in-Chief
JOE BIDEN SAYS WORLD WOULD TEST YOUNG PREZ
By CARL CAMPANILE in Belton, Mo., and GEOFF EARLE in Orlando, Fla.
New York Post
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Joe Biden warned that America's enemies would test Barack Obama with an international crisis within six months if he's elected president - a shocking comment John McCain eagerly pounced on yesterday to claim Obama isn't ready to be commander-in-chief.
McCain Ad: “Tiny”
August 27, 2008 by Media Lizzy
Barack Obama is not ready to lead his own party, let alone hold the awesome responsibility of President. Often, the position is referred to as ‘Leader of the Free World.’ The President must be a competent manager with a clear, bold vision. While “change” sounds good, the fact remains that on January 20, 2009 - change is coming. President Bush will return to Texas and the next president will assume the mantle of leadership.
Institutional knowledge matters. Tackling the Middle East Peace Process requires more knowledge than a three week trip as a college kid to Pakistan. It requires real knowledge. Relationships with the key leaders in the Middle East. And a willingness to broker a resolution - without interfering in the natural dialogue between countries. The next president needs gravitas. You can’t farm out foreign policy to staff. The critical issues we face today require solid leadership, not pretty words and dreams. America needs a solid leader to set our compass and guide our nation to our best days.
John McCain is that man. He will surround himself with folks like potential running mate Eric Cantor, who can inform him not only of the facts on the ground as President McCain makes his assessment, but an understanding of the human toll as well. (Cantor lost a cousin in a suicide bombing perpetrated by Islamic Jihad in Tel Aviv)
2 Responses to “McCain Ad: “Tiny””
on August 27, 2008 at 7:03 pm1 Ed from OK
Now is not the time for experiments. Now is not the time for on-the-job training. Now is not the time for dreaming big only to find out you bit off way more than you can chew. Now is time to elect the right leader for our country in a very unstable and uncertain world. The right leader isn’t a lifelong lawyer from Harvard. The right leader is not two lawyers who are married and dreaming of eight more years of hard work and then an early retirement. The right leader is not someone who dreams big dreams but lives on eloquent speeches.
Who is the right leader? Someone who’s been to hell and back and is still alive to tell about it. Someone who has fought and shed blood for America but who has healed over time and strongly desires to heal the wounds of America. Someone who wants to make America as strong and as prosperous as no other country has ever known on the face of this planet. That man is none other than John McCain. America is hated abroad but cherished at home. America will always have enemies and John McCain realizes that. So our next president needs experience in strategic warfare. Our next president needs backbone and an iron fist. Our next president should be and will be one of the greatest presidents this nation will ever or has ever known. That man is John McCain. Get used to it America. He will be your next Commander-in-Chief because our military will crumble without him.
on August 27, 2008 at 9:32 pm2 Eddie
From the AP. Here is the full text of the speech from right up the road in Penedlton. Where does Mr. Obama say that, “Iran is not a threat”? Smears by innuendo are not very presidential.
Last May in Pendleton, Ore., Obama reiterated his belief that the U.S. is strong enough to talk with its adversaries. In calling Iran “tiny” compared to the Soviet Union and having a small fraction of the Soviet military force, he noted that direct diplomacy with the Soviets was a bipartisan policy for decades in spite of their threat.
“Strong countries and strong presidents talk to their adversaries,” Obama said at the time. “I mean, think about it. Iran, Cuba, Venezuela - these countries are tiny compared to the Soviet Union. They don’t pose a serious threat to us the way the Soviet Union posed a threat to us. And yet we were willing to talk to the Soviet Union at the time when they were saying, ‘We’re going to wipe you off the planet.’”
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EDITORIAL: Joe BIden's Fears
"Mark my words," Biden told donors at a Seattle fund-raiser Sunday night.
"It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. We're about to elect a brilliant 47-year-old senator president of the United States of America.
"Watch. We're going to have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy.
"And he's going to need help . . . to stand with him. Because it's not going to be apparent initially; it's not going to be apparent that we're right."
McCain treated Biden's comments as a gift while stumping across Missouri yesterday.
"The next president won't have time to get used to the office. We face many challenges here at home and many enemies abroad in this dangerous world," McCain said. "We don't want a president who invites 'testing' from the world at a time when our economy is in crisis and Americans are already fighting two wars."
McCain said it was even "more troubling" that Biden suggested supporters stick by Obama if the actions he takes are wrong or unpopular.
"Senator Obama won't have the right response, and we know that because we've seen the wrong response from him over and over during this campaign," he said.