Barack Obama asked this one question that nearly ended Joe Biden’s career
Joe Biden is running for President as the heir-apparent to Barack Obama’s political legacy.
In fact, that could be a major problem for Biden.
That’s because Barack Obama asked this one question that nearly ended Joe Biden’s career.
Biden and Obama were never the “buddy cop duo” from the movies that the Fake News Media portrayed.
In fact, they had quite an uneasy relationship.
One example was in the 2008 campaign when Biden’s repeated gaffes drove Obama to the point of frustration where Obama raged wondering “how many times is Biden gonna say something stupid?”
In the wake of such gaffes, Obama purportedly told his staff to “fix this problem with Biden,” but refrained from getting involved himself. All of that changed two weeks before Election Day, when Biden claimed at a fundraiser that Obama, if elected, would stare down an international crisis in his first six-months
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Mark my words,” Biden told the crowd. “It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy … Watch, we’re gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy.”
Biden’s remarks proved to be a red line for Obama, as Heilemann and Halperin detailed in their book.
On Obama’s nightly call, the candidate hit the ceiling. ([Chief strategist David] Axelrod was already up there, needing to be peeled off, having let fly a string of F-bombs when he first found out what Biden had said.) ‘Golly, man!’ Obama said, with more anger in his voice than ‘gollys’ normally carry. He was, in fact, as pissed off as most people on the call had ever heard him, more so than he’d been at even the wickedest jabs from Hillary Clinton. ‘How many times is Biden gonna say something stupid?’”
Revisiting stories about Biden not being able to control his verbal gaffes are not what the former Vice President wants right now.
His campaign staff took him off the campaign trail for a week because the 76-year-old candidate struggled with the rigors of a campaign and his repeated verbal flubs turned into a media narrative,
And every mention of Biden’s age, his gaffes or his inability to maintain a Presidential campaign schedule reinforce in the minds of voters that he is not physically or mentally capable of serving as President.