Rush Limbaugh has talked about how John McCain has been unable to hit "hanging curveball" issues out of the park, so yesterday, McCain was handed the issue equivalent of tee ball, and… he hit the tee,
Joe Biden, running off at the mouth again as usual had just guaranteed that the young and inexperienced Obama would be tested with an international crisis within six months of entering office. Let me repeat that… Biden guaranteed that Obama would face an international crisis within the first six months which would be a test of his mettle.
Of course, Biden also assured those to whom he was speaking that Obama would come through it just fine, but that's hardly the point unless you like crises? It wasn't McCain and the Republicans who were talking about the dangers of electing someone who has no experience whatsoever, it was Obama's own running mate.
Furthermore, it was immediately clear that McCain wasn't likely to face such a test.
Past tests have included such things as the Iranian hostage crisis, the first World Trade Center bombing, 9/11, and the Cuban missile crisis. Of course, that one was only a crisis if you were concerned that there might be survivors afterward if the worst happened.
So last week it was Joe the Plumber doing McCain's job for him, and this week, Biden showed that he really is McCain's friend… and yet McCain again fumbled, if you'll pardon the mixed metaphor.
Speaking at a rally after Biden had made his comment, McCain in his haste and stupidity, not once but twice, attributed the comment to Obama himself which resulted in two cringing moments for those in the know, not to mention that it destroyed impact and momentum, and fed doubts about his lucidity.
What's the big deal though, isn't it close enough for government work? Still, just once before November 4th, I'd like to be able to used the word "deftly."