By Andre Showell
Vice President Joe Biden has never been known as a quiet man. He’s one who speaks his mind, sometimes at his own peril. Over the weekend, he caused quite the dust-up after making comments that raised questions about President Obama’s views on same-sex marriage and then this week Biden captured headlines when he again proved that the mic is sometimes not his friend.
In an attempt to praise the current administration’s foreign policy stance, Biden inadvertently threw daggers at the United States’ position under President George Bush. He said, “We were the problem,” suggesting that somehow America had something to do with Iran’s march toward nuclear weapons.
Opponents pounced on Biden’s words like sharks feasting on chum, accusing him of blaming the dictatorial regime’s problems on the United States. And while President Obama has called for sanctions against Iran, it should be noted that so did President Bush.
I’d put money on the fact that such infamous statements probably spark bursts of celebration among Republicans as the man who is supposed to be a valuable player on Team Obama makes yet another comment that puts the White House in the cross hairs.
This is an election where every vote counts. I wonder how long it will be before the powers that be on the Obama campaign begin to reel Biden in, realizing that loose lips are often a liability during an election year.