Mark my words. [And then, repeated for emphasis] mark my words. It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. . . . Watch, we're going to have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the metal of this guy.(To hear the audio yourself, click here.)
Biden gaffed his way into a legitimate question . . . is Barack Obama ready for a test of leadership on the international stage? Is he ready to handle a generated international crisis that may (or according to Biden - will) be thrown at him?
As a leader on an international stage, do Americans really believe that Barack Obama is fit for the job? With no executive experience and very little life experience? And after just two years in the U.S. Senate?
The answer to those questions should be a resounding "no" but then again it is true that "nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public."
So, let's ask another question - even if you believe that Obama can handle a crisis in world or military affairs, do we really want to elect a president whom the world will need to test?
Despite his flaws, John McCain is a much better answer. As he put it today, "America will not have a president who needs to be tested. I've been tested, my friends." The second sentence is true, without a doubt. Let us all hope that the first one proves to be.