If you bet day one for the first gaffe by Obama-Biden 2008 … YOU WON!!!
It didn’t take long for Obama and Biden to make their first political gaffe as Democratic ticket. In fact it only took one speech, their very first speech together introducing the Democratic ticket. Barack Obama introduced his new VP ticket running mate Joseph Biden as the next President of the United States. Freudian slip? A rather shaking start out of the box for both Obama and Biden.
But after today’s Obama-Biden speeches to a massive crowd in Springfield, Ill., many reporters are rolling back the tape and asking each other, “Did he really say that?”
When introducing his running mate, Obama said, “So let me introduce to you the next president – the next vice president of the US of America, Joe Biden.”
However, the gaffes were not over yet. When Joseph Biden introduced Obama he called him “Barack America”. GEEZ! Flopping Aces makes a great point in saying that Biden cannot even get his ticket mates name right but at least Biden did not refer to Obama as Osama. Just One Minute makes an even better point and takes the context right from Biden’s actual speech, “You know, you learn a lot of things being up close with a guy.” However, Biden didn’t learn Obama’s name.
First Obama was the Obamamessiah, then The Chosen One, now we will be referred to as Barack America … can you stand it?
And then when it was Biden’s turn to speak, the Delaware senator called the presumptive Democratic nominee “Barack America” instead of Barack Obama.
“My friends, I don’t have to tell you, this election year the choice is clear. One man stands ready to deliver change we desperately need. A man I’m proud to call my friend. A man who will be the next president of the United States, Barack America,” Biden said, per ABC News’ Sunlen Miller.