Sarah Palin Doesn’t Worry Joe Biden for 2012

Sarah Palin Doesn’t Worry Biden for 2012

Biden Doesn't See Palin as Threat
Biden Doesn't See Palin as Threat

Vice President Joe Biden was on “The View” this morning. Elizabeth Hasslebeck asked Biden if he thought Palin posed a threat for 2012. Biden didn’t seem too worried about Palin as a contender.

Here’s the video courtesy of HuffPo:

The Wall Street Journal reports on Biden’s The View appearance today, “Biden was also pressed for his thoughts on his 2008 vice presidential rival, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. “If you meet her, she is a charming person,” he said. “I say this and people look at me like I’m kidding, I like her.”

The show’s conservative, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, asked Biden if he thought Palin posed a threat in 2012, Biden replied: “The governor says she’s not running. I don’t know what she’s going to do. I’m sure whoever the Republican nominee is, it will be a very contested race.” Even Hasselbeck seemed charmed by Biden. “You’re a pretty cool guy.”

Biden was being kind. He, like everyone else who follows politics, knows that Palin is a likely candidate for the Republican nomination in 2012. The Vice President dismissed her with the compliment that he liked her as a person, which is a nice and very backhanded way of saying, “Don’t make me laugh, Sarah Palin, a threat? Did you see the 2008 vice presidential debate where I talked circles around her?” In short, I guess “O’Biden” is not too worried about the “say it ain’t so, Joe!” Hockey Mom in 2012.

5 Replies to “Sarah Palin Doesn’t Worry Joe Biden for 2012”

  1. I hope Palin is the GOP nominee so that Obama/Biden can beat her (and whatever loon she picks as her VP) by a good 20 points and hopefully these Tea Party idiots will shut up for the second four years of Obama’s Presidency.

  2. The bunkers is exactly where these regressives belong, right along with their wannabe, Palin. It looks like being soundly defeated will be the only thing that can impress upon her that contrary to what she gets from her echo chamber, most Americans do not want her as president. Her attention-seeking and her giant-size echo outstrip her intellectual capacity as well as any desire to do the actual work required of presidents. I have a sneaking suspicion that if she doesn’t get the Republican nomination, she might try to be a Tea Party
    nominee. And, Marvin, you are so right. Anyone who would want to be her running mate definitely qualifies as a loon.

  3. @Marvin:

    Ha! Do you honestly think that Obama will get reelected? Back in the late 70’s/early 80’s there was a incumbent President named Jimmy Carter, who was the likely winner of an upcoming Presidential Election. The GOP Nominee, a man who would not stop running for President (ran in ’68, and ’76). He was not supposed to win, why? Because there was an incumbent Liberal Dem. in office (Carter). Fmr. Gov. Ronald Reagan (R-CA) said enough is enough, Liberal Polices are killing this Country: Inflation, Iran, and the worst Recession since the GD. Reagan, a Godly man, vowed to change it all, and he did. Well, in 1980, Reagan shocked the News Reporters, and the Politicians. He won on a land slide Election, 46 States voted in favor of Reagan.

    Obama is Carter, and Palin is Reagan-2012. This will happen all over, again. Palin/?-2012.

  4. Palin is nowhere near Reagan. Even those of us who disagreed with him can acknowledge that at least he had some idea of what he was doing.

    Unlike Palin, who has had 2 years to brush up on the areas where she was lacking, Reagan did come back from defeat in the Republican primary in 1976, in which he lost to Gerald Ford. Instead, she is doing more of what caused her and McCain to go down to defeat in 2008.

    While acknowledging that Reagan had a lot more on the ball than Palin does, his election and re-election marked the beginning of a trend of people voting against their own best interests in favor of a folksy persona that was dismissive of intellect and viewed government as a problem.
    The sad part is that the persona is only a facade. The same is true of Sarah Palin.

    That trend continued with the election twice of GW Bush, who ran this country into the ground.
    Of course, it didn’t start with GW, but he continued a long-term trend of deregulation and tax cuts for the wealthy while ignoring critical problems like rebuilding infrastructure and health care reforms.

    These problems that Obama inherited will take more than 2 presidential terms to solve, and voting for someone like Palin is a recipe for disaster. She would only continue the same detrimental policies, or she would probably quit long before her term ended.

    How can anyone seriously believe that a governor who couldn’t handle running a sparsely populated state would be able to handle running a nation whose problems and resources dwarf anything that running a state involves? Not to mention that at least Reagan didn’t quit as governor when the going got tough.

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