October 23rd, 2008
04:13 PM ET
6 years ago

Palin: Obama will 'invite danger' if elected

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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."

soundoff (503 Responses)
  1. renu

    what is wrong in having a group of well established foreign advisors? I mean do you want one person flourishing a sword and jumping on the battlefield if there is an attack?I mean, this is not really the medieval times.We are beyond infantry & artillery.
    She consistently proves that in addition to being allergic to intelligence and complexitites,she cannot even read.She would not have said that if she read Biden's statement....Can we divert her plane to Alaska today?

    October 23, 2008 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  2. Laura

    HUFFINGTON POST October 23rd, 2008 4:23 pm ET

    THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS CURRENTLY EMPLOYING SEVERAL TACTICS TO SUPPRESS DEMOCRATIC VOTERS IN BATTLEGROUND STATES. THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN BE POSITIVE THAT YOUR VOTE WILL NOT BE SUPPRESSED IS BY VOTING EARLY & IN PERSON AT THE POLLING STATIONS.

    October 23, 2008 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  3. WOWWOW

    YOU,,,,,,,,KNOW,,,,,,,,,WE'RE,,,,,,,,,,,GOING,,,,,,,,,,TO,,,,,,,,,GET,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    KBOOOMED,,,,,,,,,THANKS,,,,,,,,,,,,TO,,,,,,,,,,,,OBAMA,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    October 23, 2008 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  4. Jinny Lee

    Palin....Obama is a Harvard graduate.....smart? Yes. Taught constitutional law? Yes. And you are? I guess it's so much easier relating to stupid."

    October 23, 2008 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  5. Jan

    I am sorry, why would I want to vote for a man who will draw fire? I heard Joe Biden and I know exactly what he said and it is further proof that we do not need Obama in office.

    PS Biden was not comparing Obama to all presidents, just one, and we would be tested because we will be so vulnerable with Obama as president.

    October 23, 2008 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  6. Tony

    McCain could have run on experience. Too bad he chose Governor Palin and completely negated the entire argument.

    October 23, 2008 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  7. Woman Against Palin

    And if McSame dies in office, like she would be ready to lead this country – please – this country would be doomed. And when was McSame tested? When was the last time he was President? Being in uniform for 22 years gives you experience. How many planes did he crash? How much experience did Bush have? This is just getting ridiculous.

    Stop the insanity – VOTE OBAMA/BIDEN

    October 23, 2008 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  8. KJ

    Excuse me, but why is she dragging those kids all over the campaign trail with her? Shouldn't they be in - you know - SCHOOL? Oh I forgot, Gov. Lipstick doesn't believe in school. I suppose she and Lovely Todd are "home schooling" them.

    October 23, 2008 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  9. Obama/Biden '08

    It was a pleasure to vote for Obama yesterday. He is going to be a great president because he has the judgement to make wise decisions and has a competent team – including Joe Biden! God bless America.

    Obama/Biden '08

    October 23, 2008 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  10. Rob

    Invite? Heck, Barry will throw a welcoming party. Then after we get attacked, he'd somehow manage to find a way to blame Bush and the rich (well, those who are rich but do not bow at his feet ala Oprah and the Hoolywood elite), and then raise taxes even more on those making over 40,000 a year.

    The mindless drones who support Obama are too brainwashed to listen to reason. Hopefully enough decent minded hard-working Americans will send this no talent hack back to his Reszko built slums on November 5th.

    McCain has Joe the Plumber, Obama has Joe the Dork.

    12 days and we won't have to listen to the False Prophet spreading his lies (and you fools believing them).

    October 23, 2008 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  11. NANCY FROM MONTANA

    Not convincing, and I would much much much rather have Obama in office if there is an event than you and McCain. You two are the dangerous ones, you mavericks.

    MONTANAN FOR OBAMA

    BIG SKY COUNTRY TURNING BLUE!!!!

    October 23, 2008 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  12. ab

    Palin is the disaster. Even her own party is dissin her.

    October 23, 2008 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  13. Danman

    What a disgusting attack. This pathetic excuse for a VP candidate should have a good look in the mirror.

    October 23, 2008 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  14. Emily

    Why doesn't this ignorant, devisive woman just go home. SHE is the worst thing that could happen to our country. All she does is spawn hate with her information.

    Obama Biden 2008

    October 23, 2008 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  15. Cynthia; Bham

    If the McCain/Palin ticket were to win – you talk about inviting danger to the country. One is a hot head who is itching for a fight (and any foreign country will do) and one who doesn't know from one debate to an interview a few weeks later what the job of the VP is. Now, this would be inviting danger.

    October 23, 2008 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  16. Bruce Taylor, Berkeley, CA

    Sarah Palin IS a crisis! She isn't even ready to be the Governor of Alaska, let alone Vice President or ( God forbid) President!

    October 23, 2008 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  17. A-Man

    Which religion does she belong to that promotes doing anything for money and lieing as much as possible. Also to hate other people and talk bad of them, and ignore your family. Strange religion shhe belongs to, is this the same one that the religious people that are supporting her belong to?

    October 23, 2008 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  18. Devon Spencer

    Does she ever talk about issues?

    October 23, 2008 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  19. tim

    "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."

    Thanks, but I'm not as stupid as most of your readers and don't need help with the interpretation of what Biden said. He did say that Obama was not ready, that what he would do would not be apparently correct, and that he would need help from others. He also said it during the primaries. So go do a fact check, and then claim it is misleading.

    Nice try.

    October 23, 2008 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  20. The Stallion & The Champ vs. The Old Mule and Winky Half-baked Alaska

    Sarah, dear:

    Keep your ignorant, filthy Cindy McCain role model trap shut. The office you are running for requires more than a single amoebic brain cell, a moral conscience and a shred of integrity and decency. Unfortunately, Little Miss Ice Chip, you've failed abysmally on all counts. Thanks for all the gimmicksand gewgaws though and try when you become part of the real, pro-American human race.

    October 23, 2008 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  21. Kevin

    JUST PAUSE FOR A MOMENT AND IMAGINE SARAH PALIN DELIVERING THE STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS.

    WAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA

    October 23, 2008 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  22. Athiest

    And America is afraid of an athiest. This woman scares the hell out of me and I don't even believe in hell. Christian evengelicals are the most morally inept people on the planet. They will lie, hate, and hurt anyone who doesn't think like they do. Watch out, their coming for you America. Be scared, be very scared.

    October 23, 2008 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  23. WE LOVE MCCAIN

    It was Biden, not Palin , yeah that's the one who made the statement.
    Do you cretins follow the news or you just make them up as you go along.
    If Joe Biden keeps opening his stupid mouth, They will loose

    !!!!! OBAMANUTS NO YOU CAN'T !!!!!

    October 23, 2008 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  24. Nick in Ohio

    Thanks for the fear-mongering!

    October 23, 2008 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  25. lil

    Palin, what are you talking about?

    October 23, 2008 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
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