Will Biden’s Gaffes Cost Him?
August 24, 2012 by Chip Wood
Will Biden get dumped? Barack Obama’s Vice President has a bad case of foot-in-mouth disease. First, Joe Biden told an audience in Virginia that with their help, “We can win North Carolina again.” Then he warned another audience that if Mitt Romney wins: “They’re gonna put y’all back in chains.” Biden’s gaffes have some Democrats urging Obama to drop him from the ticket. Who’s their favorite choice to replace him? Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
A tough day on the campaign trail. During a Barack Obama campaign event in Davenport, Iowa, the caterer showed up wearing a T-shirt that proclaimed, “Government Didn’t Build My Business, I Did.” Meanwhile, in Virginia, a bakery owner told Joe Biden’s advance team “no!” when they asked to stage an event at his shop. When word spread about the “cupcake mutiny,” locals flocked to the store and snapped up everything on the shelves. Wonder how many more stories like this there will be between now and November? Whatever the number, you can be sure the vast majority will be ignored by mainstream media.
Newsweek’s shocking cover story. Now here’s something I never thought I’d see: The headline on this week’s cover story in Newsweek is an eye-opening “Hit the Road, Barack. Why We Need a New President.” It was written by Harvard professor Niall Ferguson, who is catching all sorts of flak for what he said. It’s hard to quarrel with Ferguson’s conclusion, though, that Obama has broken a ton of promises. Or that “we are becoming the 50-50 nation — half of us paying the taxes, the other half receiving the benefits.”
No wonder California is going broke. Do you know anyone who’d like to pull down almost $100,000 a year, along with great healthcare benefits and a generous pension? Tell them to get themselves out to Hermosa Beach, Calif., and apply for a job as a meter maid. Oops, wrong title. If you’re lucky enough to be hired there to collect coins from parking meters, you will actually be called a “community service staffer.”