Palin campaigned in Ohio Thursday (AP PHOTO)
TROY, Ohio (CNN) - – Sarah Palin on Thursday warned Ohioans that the Democratic ticket will "invite dangerous international crisis" if elected and gleefully mocked Barack Obama for dismissing his running mate Joe Biden as being prone to "rhetorical flourishes."
At a press conference in Virginia on Wednesday, Obama made the comment while defending Biden for saying at a fundraiser, "It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy" - a statement the McCain campaign has seized on to highlight Obama's relative lack of national security experience.
Palin asserted that yesterday's "hastily" assembled press conference in Richmond, in which the Democratic nominee was flanked by 15 of his top national security advisers, should remind voters of "how Obama handles trouble."
"Here his own running mate has just warned America - and it's not the first time - he warned us throughout the primaries that Barack was not ready to be president," Palin said. "He reminded them that the election of Barack Obama will invite dangerous international crisis because he is untested. And Barack just brushes it off as rhetorical flourish."
"I question dismissing Joe Biden's moment of truth-telling as nothing more than a social embarrassment," she pressed on. "Sen. Obama's own running mate, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has informed us that a serious international crisis is certain if Obama is elected and that he is not ready to deal with it."
In fact, Biden did not say Obama "is not ready" to handle a national security crisis, but rather that Obama will need his supporters to stand with him as tough decisions are made.
Rounding out her criticism of Obama, Palin pledged that McCain has the experience to keep America safe.
"Now at least Joe and I have found some common ground, finally," she said. "We found common ground because I too want a president who's been tested. What I want is a president who spent 22 years in uniform defending our country."
good bye dummy
This girl is corrupt, malisious and would sell out her family to get ahead. This REPUBLICAN will vote DEMOCRATIC for the first time ever to send a CLEAR message to our party that it needs an overhaul, and I want rid of Sara Palin and the back room people; they will not be a part of a proud Republican future. I call on al fellow REPUBLICNAS to send a clear message and vote DEMOCRATIC.
Off subject why are her kids not in school? Nov 4th can't come quick enough.
anyone else notice Bristol is not in any of the pictures lately!!!!
How does she know? She can't explain what preconditions mean in interview with NBC, but she knows all this falsehoods about Barack. This woman is white welfare personified, if she were black and more qualified, she could never attain to this level. She is so unqualified for any professional job, let alone Veep. How did she get her job?!!!
Please ensure your vote is counted for Obama when you vote, already voting machines in West Virginia is switching Obama votes for McShame. It is not beneath these jokers to try to steal the election. Check your touch screen selections carefully.
Please go back and read the subject before you talk.. Pathetic..
Hey Sarah – News Flash – McCain was "tested in Viet Nam" and he failed when he made propaganda films for them.
Thanks but no thanks.
Voted early for Obama
Fear everything! Fear, fear, fear!
C'mon everybody...let's cast aside these charlatan politicians and decide amongst ourselves to build a future on hope, unity and diversity...NOT fear and divisiveness.
We will ALL be tested. Together we will come through whatever the future may hold.
All I can think now is "how much did those clothes cost?"
Crisis? Doesn't she have to testify in her own crisis tomorrow? Guess she thinks making these remarks will take the media away from her and the "Dude's" testimony in Alaska.
Palin, please just shut up and go away.
The only danger I see facing our nation is the certainty of chaos if Sarah Palin is elected as VP – a candidate who doesn't even know her role as VP and the Senate???
I'm so sick of this woman and can't wait until November 5th when no one will ever have to see or hear from her again! OBAMA '08!
NOT GOING TO WORK!
IF OBAMA INVITES DANGER THEN WHAT EXACTLY WILL YOU INVITE SARAH? A 3RD GRADERS UNDERSTANDING OF YOUR JOB AS VP?
OBAMA BRINGS DANGER TO THE REPUBLICAN PARTY. 8 SUCCESSFUL YEARS OF AN OBAMA PRESIDENCY WILL COMPLETELY END THE REPUBLICAN PARTY AND INDEPENDANTS WILL TAKE THEIR PLACE.
This is all strategies Mccain/Palin try to use just to win the White House, American people will not faul for that this time. Mccain run the horrible campaign in history.
Sarah's grabbing at straws...it would be sad if it wasn't so much fun to watch...
Be tolerant people, This is just the last gasp and the last grasp at a non-existant straw. They are dead without having enough sense to lie down.
No Sarah Palin you will bring crisis to the White House if you win. And because you are not prepared to even answer questions, what makes you think that you can be VP.
This woman is disgusting. Her extreme Christian views need to go back to Alaska.
Shut up Sarah Palin, you are a pathalogical liar! By the way, why are Palin's children never in school? Should social services intervain to ensure that the childrens rights are not abused? What a rolemodel is Palins are exhibiting for the country! I guess their children are on official duty, so Alaska watch out for the next per deim bills from Palins'!
How can anyone vote for McCain/Palin? It would be such a HUGE risk. All they do is talk about Obama and you never hear what they're for, just what they're against. We don't know much of anything about what they would plan to do except them saying "tax cuts" as an answer to every problem. The biggest risk in this election by far is to vote for McCain/Palin, because we don't know what their plans are. Reminds me so much of when Bush was "elected" in 2000.
Who is Sarah to talk about being ready to be President?
McCain could get a heart attack during his inagural parade, and it's President Palin.
Look at John Boehner standing glumly in the background- he's the Republican leader of Congress...and his caucus will be dragged down by the McCain-Palin disaster.
Don't her kids go to school?
Palin = punchline
and nothing more...
I am not sure why they think military service is a requirment to be President. They always talk war and if you look at what has gone on during the last 30 years under Nixon and the Bush's it has been nothing but WAR. We could use the 10 Billion a month we are sending over there and paying defense contractors right here in this country for a change.