Joe Biden is bitter:
The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee was visibly frustrated with how the long race had played out. The Times’ Peter Wallsten asked the veteran senator why he and other candidates, such as Connecticut’s Sen. Chris Dodd, with long records of government experience somehow could never find their way out of the bottom rungs of the Democratic race.
“This,” said Biden, “is about celebrity. You’ve never given any of us a chance. You know in your heart I’m more qualified than any of these guys up top. I know you can’t say yes or no, but I know you know.”
He charged that The Times and other newspapers rarely mentioned him in political stories, ensuring his lackluster performance and obscurity. When a reporter suggested that Biden had a chance to make his case to Iowa voters, he shot back that it was a dishonest assertion.
“Don’t be a phony, OK?” he said.
It seems to have never occurred to Joey that the people of Iowa took a look at his record and concluded that he’s two grapes short of a fruit cup.
His plan to have the U.S. military oversee the ethnic cleansing of Iraq into Arab Shi’ite, Arab Sunni, and Kurdish regions was kind of a bummer…no? Maybe he should be stripped of his chairmanship of the Foreign Relations committee over that recommendation, rather than promoted to commander in chief. Maybe Iowans didn’t mistake advocacy of American complicity in war crimes as gravitas?