It's not if I'm going to vote. It's the millions of little undecideds who swing elections. People vote on any random number of things. Even i'm sometimes surprised at some of the reasons people choose their candidates. There are some very interesting theoretical developments on voter behavior none of them portray the voter as somberly and rational as you'd think.If you're going to vote based on what one VP says one time, I'm of the belief that it doesn't MATTER what he says.
It goes back to what I said about being upfront. Either you can address what's actually in someone's head, or you can sidestep it. McCain/Palin sidestep so many things it's not even funny. If nothing else, at least Biden's being upfront and honest about the situation, stating that they're both aware of it, and that they can handle it.
I'd rather have someone that deals with things like that head on than someone that sugar coats everything and pretends like it's fine. Or, even worse, bad mouths the opponent in an attempt to make his own issues seem less significant. I really don't see how Biden had many other options, and I'd rather he take the one he did, personally. Was there perhaps a better way for him to have phrased it? Sure. But it's all semantics... the words come out to mean the same thing.
I guess it's just a personal choice in how you'd rather have people deal with things. And all other issues aside, Biden hardly sabotaged the entire campaign with one speech or interview. If it was that easy, McCain would have ended his entire run for office by now.
And it does matter what they say otherwise they wouldn't spend millions of dollars on ad campaigns and have staffs nitpick and craft every phrase on a stump or at a debate. Like I said I'm looking at from a strategic viewpoint of the campaign and how it wins votes. This seems like a really off strategy. And the thread is, is he sabotaging. I didn't say he derailed the campaign in one speech. But Biden's gaffes have a cumulative effect. When your already perceived as a weak ticket on foreign policy you don't compound the problem by saying we are guaranteed gloom and doom if you elect us. And it will get worse just hange with us. I'm sorry but this is almost like Hillary's 3am ad. Who's ready for the crisis call?
Did you not catch the 2 undecideds (in this thread) who said that this doesn't make them feel uneasy at all? They stated that it actually gives them some solace seeing that the potential next administration has their radar up for the very possible rather than avoiding the discussion altogether. I think that you can only speak for yourself... Stop trying to analyze the independent and undecided voters... You're not one of them so what view are you speaking from again... oh yes, a republican one. Is McCain sending you a check? If not, he should be because you campaign hard as heck on this site!