Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Bowles and Biden: Democratic Double-Edged Swords?

In this Presidential Election cycle, former President Bill Clinton has thrown his considerable political weight around to both sides at one time or another; but a recently unearthed clip of his former Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles shows across-the-aisle support for recent VP pick Paul Ryan and his budget blueprint.

Bowles is seen addressing a group, asking "Have you met Paul Ryan? ... I'm telling you, this guy is amazing." He goes on to compliment Ryan's sincerity, his straight-forwardness, AND his Budget plan.

The video would make a dynamite ad, and no one can blame Bowles for supporting responsible fiscal policy, now can they?

Especially as VP Joe Biden visited Danville in southside Virginia recently. On his visit Biden extolled to a largely African American crowd (Danville, VA is 49% African American) that Republicans "Will put you back in chains." That's not to mention the Vice President's ending line at his VIRGINIA stop. "With you, and I mean this; with you, we can win North Carolina."

...Inspiring words from the man who is one heartbeat from the Presidency.

This comes as the Obama campaign is trying to shake Mitt Romney's obviously reasonable assertion that the President is running an "angry and divisive" campaign. President Obama's campaign manager, Stephanie Cutter even met the press to say "We have no problem with those comments."

Have a look here at these two videos. The first shows Bowles being intelligent, the second shows Biden being the opposite.


Video credit goes to the Weekly Standard and CNN respectively.