October 23rd, 2008
04:13 PM ET
5 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. Blue

    Still spreading lies, and hate. Except now we know Palin does this in a $3,000 Saks Fifth Ave suite. (What a hockey mom)

    Can't wait for Nov. 4th.

    October 23, 2008 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  2. SBAMA

    I can't wait for her to go back to Alaska.... This election can not get here soon enough!

    October 23, 2008 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  3. D&D

    So Palin's kids don't go to school? I'm confused here!

    October 23, 2008 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  4. Kelby from Houston, TX

    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."

    TRANSLATION: Be afraid, Be fearful of Obama, the world and the future BE AFRAID. Don't listen your heart, don't listen to your mind, don't listen to reason. Close your mind. Listen to me and be afraid. Be fearful enough to vote for me.

    Are you afraid yet?
    Are you scared?

    Is this still the land of the free and the home of the brave? Where have the brave gone?

    VOTE FOR DEMOCRATS
    VOTE FOR OBAMA
    THAT ONE '08

    October 23, 2008 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  5. Kathie Powell

    I don't want a fighter pilot making the decision for our country to go to war. People like McCain makegreat fighter pilots because they excel at acting before thinking. They don't hesitate, and make knee-jerk reactions, just the opposite of what a country needs when making the decision to go to war or launch a nuclear bomb.

    October 23, 2008 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  6. FactCheck

    A week and a half and you become an ugly memory.

    October 23, 2008 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  7. Laverne

    It is hard to believe this woman considers herself a Christian, I say out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaketh! She is one of the most devisive figures in politics I have seen in a long time. If she thinks she is positioning herself to run for POTUS in 2012, she can think again because the American people don't forget easily and she has already lost millions and millions of people who would never vote for her. She is a moose in sheeps clothing!

    October 23, 2008 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  8. megan

    There she goes again...invoking terrorism. I'd much rather have a cool temperment who thinks about what he's doing and makes good judgement and sees the big picture.

    I'd also like a President who knows the constitution...not one who thinks they specifically wrote it with "wiggle room" to have unwarranted powers. Carribue Barbie Power Puff Girls...don't belong in the white house!

    October 23, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  9. Cathy Agu

    Silly fool. don't u have a wedding to plan?

    October 23, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  10. Bill Bixby

    Will somebody please get your dog, she is off spreading fleas across the neighborhood.

    October 23, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  11. Dave F

    Things are getting rather desperate over in McCain land.

    October 23, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  12. Lisa

    Why are they trying to scare people into voting for them? Come on now, who in their right mind would be scared of a 73 year old man?

    October 23, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  13. Anonymous

    does she have to pall around with her poor kids?

    October 23, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  14. Darrell Burks

    Palin will invite terroist to attack us. McCain and Palin have no plan for international security, Surge Surge Surge – just tactical.

    Vote Obama/Biden – Intelligent leadership at its best!!!!!!

    October 23, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  15. Robert

    Palin has already created a "crisis" in this country. She incites racial slurs to be yelled at her rallies. She has lied to the country numerous times. She can't even figure out what the VP does for a living. She stole from her own party, $150,000 worth of clothing. Come on RNC, get your head out of the sandbox.

    October 23, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  16. Kevin

    It will be so nice when the scary crazy lady goes home.

    October 23, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  17. Tom - CA

    Is she still relevant?

    October 23, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  18. Vegas Barbie for Obama

    IMO, a President whose sole claim to fame is that he was a soldier and a VP who abused her power as the governor and whose husband was a member of a secessionist party invite WHOLE BUNCHES more danger than a leader like Obama who will bring wisdom and a calm demeanor, along with so many other attributes of one possessing a STRONG CHARACTER, AS WELL AS the wise counsel of so many who led in so many arenas of government.
    OBAMA/BIDEN '08 & '12 YES WE CAN!

    October 23, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  19. Christy

    This was to be expected and a good move for the losing side. Biden needs to keep his mouth shut until November 5, 2008.

    October 23, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  20. Rich

    Unemployment will be over 10% under Obama guaranteed. Other business owners I have talked with will also start cutting jobs and raising prices if Obama is elected.

    Some of you will be voting yourselves out of a job. Typical democrat, cut your nose off despite your face.

    Don’t cry to me when you get the pink slip, I’ll just reply, I TOLD YOU SO!

    October 23, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  21. Alisha, MN

    She is just vile! I am so sick of this women I could vomit!

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

    Why are your kids out of school Sarah Palin? Is that family values? They are always there with you on the trail. They look like they are being used as props for your charade of being a down to earth hockey mom who understands our needs.

    Palin, you did not understand 99% of Americans. I do not want a far right wing small minded uninformed individual representing me. Go home!

    October 23, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  23. Dr. Mimi De La Cruz for OBAMA

    SEPARATIST MORON.

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

    The jobs in America will disapear if Borack Obama is Elected.. Wall street today is Just the Warning of the next four years to come...

    October 23, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  25. Joe the Architect

    I think Governor Palin is the last one who should be commenting on someone's lack of national security experience! She should go focus on her investigation!

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