Biden’s Comment on Obama’s Email Ad Against McCain, “I thought it was Terrible” … Joe Biden … I was against the Obama email ad, before I was for it.
Joe Biden … I was against the Obama email ad, before I was forced to say I was for it.
The Obama camp knew when they picked Joe Biden to be their VP candidate that he was a loose cannon and prone to off the wall ad lib comments. Biden is a sound bite waiting to happen. First Joe told Barack Obama, “hands off my guns.” Now it appears that Biden during an interview with Katie Couric has commented on Obama’s smear ad against McCain and the fact that he does not use email; “I thought it was terrible”.
Asked about the negative tone of the campaign, and this ad in particular, during an interview broadcast Monday by the “CBS Evening News,” Obama’s running mate, Sen. Joe Biden, said he disapproved of it.
“I thought that was terrible, by the way,” Biden said.
Asked why it was done, he said: “I didn’t know we did it and if I had anything to do with it, we’d have never done it.”
VIDEO (go to 4:10 where he says he thought the McCain E-mail ad about his good friend John McCain was “terrible)
What is comical is the fact that SNL performed a skit this past weekend that portrayed John McCain approving political ads whether they were factually correct or not. That skit was supposed to be satire, see VIDEO here. Granted, the skit is funny but check out Obama’s actual campaign and what Biden said during his interview. The reality in the Obama campaign is Biden does not know who was approving their ads. When Couric asks whether Barack Obama did, Biden does not answer. SNL may offer you satire … Obama ads offer a glimpse of reality as to who approves ads. (4:35 point of the interview). It would appear that SNL got the candidates mixed up in their skit, shocker.
Was this a gaffe by Biden or just an honest personal answer to a wrong he saw done to a friend? As Red State discusses, exactly how is a candidate not aware of the political ads that are being released? Whatever the case may be, the Obama camp later that day released a statement as they could not trust Biden to comment and back tracked on Biden’s words toward The Chosen One.
Late Monday, Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton issued a statement from Biden. In it, Biden said he “was asked about an ad I’d never seen” and was “reacting merely to press reports.”
Biden said that, as he said in the interview, there was nothing “intentionally personal” in the criticism of McCain’s views.
“Having now reviewed the ad, it is even more clear to me that given the disgraceful tenor of Sen. McCain’s ads and their persistent falsehoods, his campaign is in no position to criticize, especially when they continue to distort Barack’s votes on an issue as personal as keeping kids safe from sexual predators,” Biden said.