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. McHoover Will Destroy What is Left of America

    This is coming from a woman that hasn't put a coherent sentence together yet.

    Sarah, when you are able to put together a complete paragraph let us know.

    I am counting the days for this religulous nutcase to disappear to the north.

    October 23, 2008 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  2. Beth

    Right...because all of us "Obama people" are out there carving initials into someone's face.

    Typical repug to take something like this and SPIN it. Obviously if you had a brain in your head, you'd realize this was a very unfortunate incident, and the person who committed the crime should be caught and punished. NOT because he was mad about her McCain bumper sticker, but because he's a criminal.

    Do you really think in your pea-brained head that the Democrats were behind this? Give me a break. Repugs are sick sick sick!!!

    October 23, 2008 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  3. Greg Smith, Clifton Heights PA

    All those Obamamanics who are commenting today you mirror the Democatic Party a bunch of hateful idiots.

    October 23, 2008 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  4. Michael M, Phoenix AZ

    To add to my last remark......Palin says she wants someone who has spent 22 years defending his country...that is all well and good, but that is what he did.....he defended, he did not make the decisions to use armed force. Would McCain have gone to war with Viet Nam like LBJ did due to bad intelligence there also?

    October 23, 2008 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  5. JR

    Lord, do they have no shame? Whip up the yahoos any way you can: Fear, smears, lies, stoking racism, shouting "fraud", misquoting, having Rudy send out lying robocalls. In the case of the Republican Party, The Base" are well named. They seem to be just that.

    October 23, 2008 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  6. Jackie

    Does this lunatic have one original thought?!! Now if Biden had not have uttered those words, poor thing would not have anything to talk about except what she has been fed. Do you see excerpts from the interview that she and McCain did with Brian Williams. Shameful!! I definitely looking forward to Nov. 4. Go Obama/Biden!

    October 23, 2008 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  7. Gerry in Va. for Obama.

    WOW!!!!! Sarah must see her wardrobe budget flying out the window. Sarah, you shouldn't let them talk you into saying more spookie things to change our minds... It won't help...

    I HAVE A BETTER IDEA.....

    WHY DON'T YOU GET YOUR JOHN MC CAIN TO TELL YOU ABOUT A GROUP CALLED .... BILDERBERGS OR

    IF HE WON'T SHARE THAT WITH YOU,

    HOW ABOUT HIM READING YOU A BEDTIME STORY ABOUT "PNAC" .

    I KNOW THAT ONE IS ONE OF HIS FAVORITES AND THE STORY LINE WILL GIVE YOU SUCH A FRIGHT YOU WILL BE READY TO GO BACK TO ALASKA AND HIDE IN THE MOUNTAINS......

    OH AND WHILE YOUR AT IT.... ASK HIM WHO ROBERT KAGAN IS AND WHAT HE HAS DONE FOR JOHN MC CAIN......

    October 23, 2008 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  8. Wil in California

    All these lies and Sarah calls herself a Christian. It's shameful. I guess she doesn't agree with God's Commandments: Thou shall not bear false witness against thy neighbor. She's a false Christian.

    October 23, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  9. Frank

    Gov. Palin, keep a close eye on Ohio, and watch it turn Blue. Lies no longer work the the Real Americans! It's easy to spot the Real Americans, they're the ones Not at your rally! Real Americans can read, use computers and see all the way through each and every one of your Lies. Can you spell L A N D S L I D E?

    October 23, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  10. Dionne

    Whew! The stench of desperation is overwhelming!! No way, no how, No McCain/Palin! Go Obama-Biden!

    October 23, 2008 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  11. OyAgain

    Hey, why aren't those Palin kids in school? Or are we paying for on the road tutors?

    October 23, 2008 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  12. Lawrence Usher

    Palin, you are so retarded, it is not funny!!! The terrorists would be licking their chops if you were in command. Palin's supporters are losers!!! Sorry, did I just say that?

    October 23, 2008 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  13. Trollmaster

    Palin is really saying that the terrorists should dictate how we vote.

    And what kind of president will Palin make? She doesn't even know the difference between Al Quida and Al Sharpton.

    October 23, 2008 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  14. Maddie, Hartford, Ct.

    Why are Sara Palin's children not in school? It appears obvious that this VP candidate puts great emphasis on education.

    October 23, 2008 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  15. 54-year-old-white-female w/5 kids for Obama

    I wish she would just shut up! I can't stand her voice or the words that come out of her mouth. Miami

    October 23, 2008 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  16. common sense

    If the question is if obama can handle a crisis,we need to look at what he has said. Which is this=he will counsil with biden,powell,other people in hes cabinet then make a decision.Rushing to judment with out looking at the stiuation can cause a war that we cannot or sould not fight.

    October 23, 2008 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  17. David, Silver Spring, MD

    Sounds like Spooky Sarah is starting early on Halloween. "Be afraid, kiddies, be afraid!"

    October 23, 2008 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  18. tulsa

    Fear and smear.
    No ideas,
    No positives in any way.
    The Republican party just doesn't get it. We are tired of politics as usual.
    We are tired of attack dogs.
    We are tired of the religious right wing fascist nut jobs and their "permenant Republican majority".
    Go home

    October 23, 2008 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  19. Mikki, Washington, DC

    I believe that the "Be Afraid; Be Very Afraid" card was played in the 2004 re-election and many people fell for the hype. I don't think that people are going to fall for it this time. This line will only work with people who have already made up their mind to vote for McCain and just another reason to justify their decision.

    October 23, 2008 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  20. Dereke

    Who is more like George W Bush?! McCain echoing Bush, or Palin making verbal gaffes a.l.a. Bush?!

    October 23, 2008 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  21. Jim D

    Yeah, so coming from someone as stupid as Sarah Palin, it's not like this carries any weight whatsoever.

    October 23, 2008 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  22. kevin

    Does she every talk about any issues?

    October 23, 2008 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  23. EBJ

    I have three words for Gov Pallin.............PLEASE SHUT UP!!! and notice I DID say please.

    October 23, 2008 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  24. J J

    I guess if Obama gets elected its good in one way, we had to have Carter to get Reagan.

    October 23, 2008 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  25. HAWK, TEXAS

    Sarah, there allready is a crisis. and you are it. why don't you go back to alaska and take john and all the republicans with you. then you can have your own little nation. we would have canada between us because what would be left in america would be true americans.

    October 23, 2008 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
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