Monday, August 25, 2008

It's So Nice When It Happens Good

I know the title sounds like yet another botched line from Barack Obama but it is in fact a memorable quote from Seinfeld and certainly applicable to how I have been feeling since Senator Biden was introduced as the Democrat veep choice.

I hear analysts comment on how the image of these two men together looks appealing and presidential but I fail to grasp this. Seeing the men on stage Saturday and listening to how they addressed the audience, it almost looked as if the positions should have been reversed. Obama looked small and naive compared to the lofty and confident Biden.

Obama's subconscious might have been screaming something out to him as well when he introduced Biden as the next president before correcting himself.

One cannot deny the strength of this ticket, but it does not bode particularly well for Obama's consistent and annoying rhetoric on change.

The American people identify Biden as a typical Beltway liberal. While it will be difficult to engage in character attacks against a man who lost his wife and daughter in a tragic car accident years ago, the Democrat voters in the primary still found other reasons not to endorse his candidacy. Biden amassed a mere 9,500 votes during his run, barely enough to qualify him to run for dog catcher.

While the left will herald him as a champion of the international relations stage, let us not forget his abundance of radical and downright asinine opinions with regards to foreign policy.

This is a man who voted against the Gulf War- a tremendous and overwhelming military success; voted for the war in Iraq-a candidate's death wish in the Democrat Party; and who actually proposed dividing Iraq into three independent states segregated by religion.

That's not "Change We Can Believe In".


Josh said...

I didn't actually read this post, I came here accidentally searing for that Seinfeld quote.

BUT, I can't help but point out that in your first line you attributed "It's so nice when it happens good" to a possible botched line from Obama, when you just so happen to forget these botched gems from our previous president:

1.)"I know how hard it is for you to put food on your family."

2.) "They misunderestimated me."

and this famous line:

3.) "There's an old saying in Tennessee — I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again."

Anonymous said...

I too came to this page searching for that Seinfeld quote, and shared the same feeling, that Bush was the king of botched lines and Obama has barely stumbled over any.

It turns out that quote was first said by Fred De Cordova to Jerry Seinfeld after a set on the Tonight Show.

Anonymous said...

I, too was looking for the Seinfeld quote. Unfortunately, I stumbled across this stupid page. I'm sorry I did.