October 22, 2008
Three days after Joe Biden guaranteed that Barack Obama would be tested by an “international crisis” if he’s elected president, Obama and his gaffe-prone running mate planned to discuss national security on the campaign trail in Virginia on Wednesday.
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Sen. Biden’s comments put the Obama campaign on the defensive and gave the McCain campaign material to use against Obama, who is less experienced than McCain when it comes to foreign affairs and national security issues.
Biden’s warning came Sunday, out of the blue, at a fundraiser in the Seattle area.
“Mark my words,” Biden was quoted as saying. “It will be not six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. We’re about to elect a brilliant 47-year-old senator president of the United States of America. Remember, I said it standing here, if you don’t remember anything else I said: Watch, we’re gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy.”