Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Biden Calls Anti-McCain Attack Ad "Terrible"

Senator Joseph Biden, Barack Obama's running mate, has called the Obama campaign's recent attack ad on John McCain's alleged ignorance of computers and technology "terrrible":

That's not all.

Ben Smith reports that Biden really botched his Depression history during the interview:

Joe Biden's denunciation of his own campaign's ad to Katie Couric got so much attention last night that another odd note in the interview slipped by.

He was speaking about the role of the White House in a financial crisis.

"When the stock market crashed, Franklin Roosevelt got on the television and didn't just talk about the princes of greed," Biden told Couric. "He said, 'Look, here's what happened.'"

As Reason's Jesse Walker footnotes it: "And if you owned an experimental TV set in 1929, you would have seen him. And you would have said to yourself, 'Who is that guy? What happened to President Hoover?'"

If McCain would have said "Franklin Roosevelt got on the television" in 1929, the leftosphere would been all over him as "Old Man McCain," unfit to serve.

Maybe it's Biden who folks should be watching.