Saturday, October 25, 2008

Obama Campaign Falls Apart When Spotlight Is Turned On them

Joe Biden, appearing on WFTV Channel 9 in Orlando was asked by Barbara West if Barack Obama was a socialist. Story here.

West wondered about Sen. Barack Obama's comment, to Joe the Plumber, about spreading the wealth. She quoted Karl Marx and asked how Obama isn't being a Marxist with the "spreading the wealth" comment.

"Are you joking?" said Biden, who is Obama's running mate. "No," West said.

West later asked Biden about his comments that Obama could be tested early on as president. She wondered if the Delaware senator was saying America's days as the world's leading power were over.

"I don't know who's writing your questions," Biden shot back.

The station's news director said that campaigns pick and choose stations that they know will be friendly and the stations, in return for getting the interview, throw softball questions at the candidates.

The director said they were taking the stance that they would not give softball questions.

Because of the exchange, the Obama campaign cancelled a subsequent interview with Jill Biden, the wife of Joe Biden.

This whole thing is incredible.

It's amazing at the depth of arrogance at this campaign that no media outlet is allowed to run negative remarks about them. I think it would be fair to say this campaign has enjoyed more friendliness from the media than any presidential campaign ever. When they lose that, they fall apart.

Responses range from whining like Obama has done with Fox news, to punishing by withholding access like they are with this station, to out and out fascism as they have exhibited in the harassment of radio stations.

Biden's remarks make it absolutely clear that they do not think they should be questioned.

If this doesn't scare the public yet, it will later when it's too late.

Finally, no mention as to what Biden's answer was.


Pasadena Closet Conservative said...

Biden obviously has never been through how-to-survive-an-interview boot camp. Poor bastard comes off like a buffoon every time.

Aurora said...

Meanwhile, McCain and Sarah Palin get the most grilling treatment out there. A study has shown that media articles are, in fact, consistently pro Obama and against McCain. But we all knew that, didn't we?
It's kind of funny though that silly old Biden got caught out...heh.

The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Don't you know that any challenge to Obama's anointment to the presidency is a "distraction"?

My Left View said...

Have a wonderful weekend and a great Sunday

Chuck said...

Pasadena, Biden was brought in for his experience?!

Aurora, gotta love this reporter

Wordsmith, this is a good point, they use this argument a lot.

My left view, welcome and thanks.

nanc said...

this is exactly what the "brave new world" will look like. nobody answering pointed questions - which in and of themselves would give you the correct answers. sounds much like dating.

Chuck said...

Nanc, I haven't dated in 20 years so can speak to that but I have seen enough lying pols to recognize one when I see them.

MK said...

I saw the video on one of the blogs, i was waiting for Biden to storm out of the room or studio or whatever.

In the end when she thanked him, it was just stony-faced silence, a sort of, wait till we're in power, we'll show you to ask such insolent questions.

"If this doesn't scare the public yet, it will later when it's too late."

Indeed it will, though i'm not entirely sure the obama-worshippers think that their messiah ought to be questioned.