With the media’s wall-to-wall coverage of Sarah Palin where she again lied as she sent her son off to war tying Iraq to the attacks on September 11th, one must ask; Where is Joe Biden? How come the media is not giving him equal time to make his case to the viewers as to why both he and Barack are the true agents of change. While McCain speaks a good game of being the candidate of change: Exactly what change has he brought to the senate that have made the lives of Americans a little bit easier as Americans are faced with astronomical problems?
I think to balance Palin’s interview with Charlie Gibson of ABC News, Gibson must also interview Joe Biden so that people can see a clear difference if God forbid something were to happen to Barack Obama should he go on to win the presidency.
In a video I made for Google titled, Sarah Stop Lying I said, “If the media is going to concentrate on the bottom part of the ticket, if that three o’clock call should come into the White House: Who would they want answering the phone? Would they want Joe Biden or Sarah Palin?” I think that is a fair question to ask.
Much has been made of Sarah Palin’s lack of knowledge when it comes to foreign policy and even I have brought it up. This is where Joe Biden has the upper hand. He is after all the Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee. Many have come before him, been placed on the hot seat to answer tough questions. In doing so, we the people can witness how they are answering critical questions posed to them that do involve our national security.
To the media, do we as Americans have to go to such sites as YouTube.com to find out for ourselves who is the most prepared based upon the bottom of the ticket?
As I said before many have been put on the hot seat as they come before the Foreign Relations Committee and here is but one example as Senator Joe Biden questions General Petraeus in great detail concerning the surge. As Sarah Palin went over the top suggesting we would have to go to war with Russia, please take note of the in-depth questioning by Joe Biden concerning this war and in a calm manner. Folks while senate hearings can be boring at times, our future depends upon how questions are answered. Not much is gained from interviews on Leno or Letterman.
Again, focusing in on the bottom part of the ticket, here is an interview between Joe Biden and the late Tim Russert discussing when we could leave Iraq and under what circumstances. By the way, Biden too showed he was a maverick in stating he would buck his own party to continue funding the troops when some opposed it. Can Sarah Palin answer these questions right now and in great detail?
I am left wondering why Americans settle for candidates such as Palin who do not know of what they speak. I suppose most Americans and I am praying this so, would rather feel safe with a vice president who can call up any leader in the free world and discuss any number of vital issues to keep Americans safe in a dangerous world. Then again while shopping yesterday a man said of Palin that she was a breath of fresh air. When I questioned him how? He could not give me an answer. I think he based his opinion on her lying stump speeches.
Now while Sarah Palin had to be prompted three times as to her understanding of the Bush Doctrine, in this USA Today article titled, Bush's war doctrine questioned which was posted on June 6, 2003 here is what was written of Joe Biden: “Sen. Joseph Biden, the senior Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said he worries that Bush administration officials may come to Congress with a valid warning but fail to win support because of lingering doubts about Iraq.” It goes onto say, “They're damaged, period," Biden said. "I think it undercuts our credibility. In that sense, I think it weakens us."
I would say that the operative word there was credibility and if we do not have a vice president with the credentials as Joe Biden instead of a candidate in Palin who did not even know what the Bush Doctrine was, it will in fact lessen any credibility we have left standing in this world. Without Palin’s working knowledge of what our foreign policy as it pertains to the Bush Doctrine and a whole host of other important factors, it will weaken us. Palin cannot just regurgitate Islamic extremists without knowing what she speaks of.
Now we move onto NATO, here is a press release by Senator Joe Biden dated April 27th, 2008 dealing with the Russian/Georgian conflict, “But Georgia cannot win this standoff alone. A peaceful solution will require U.S. leadership, and engagement by the rest of NATO. Those NATO members who thought they could appease Moscow by denying Georgia a MAP have already learned a hard lesson. Days after the summit ended, the Russian government took further steps to pry the two breakaway regions from Georgia.”
Biden also stated in this press release, “The administration should seek and our NATO allies should provide commitments to offer MAPs to Georgia and Ukraine at the next NATO meeting in December.”
In closing, I think that it is extremely important that we as Americans contact ABC News and demand that Charlie Gibson interview Joe Biden. I think it will show a clear difference who is prepared and not prepared to lead this nation if heaven forbid something were to happen to either a President Obama or a President McCain. ABC’s phone number is, (212) 456-7777 and their email address is, firstname.lastname@example.org. I would call since emails can be deleted.
Call as if your life depended upon it! Because it does.
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