Sounds like something Neil Kinnock said once!"Biden said. "When the stock market crashed, Franklin Roosevelt got on the television and didn't just talk about the princes of greed. He said, 'look, here's what happened.'" "
TV existed in 1929?
Roosevelt was president in 1929?
Somehow I always hoped that is was the duty of the elected to be honest with the voters. Naive, I know. The truth and politicans have ever been strangers to one another.To piggyback on Biden's point, which was lost because of his historical missteps, in a situation like this, isn't the role of a politician to say all is well?
First heard this the other day in an email from a relative. Makes some sense but I'll beleive it when I see it.Rumors have been circulating that Biden will withdraw, citing health reasons, after the VP debate. This will clear the way for Hillary as a last minute VP change. It may be paranoid fantasy, but people have been seeing the increasingly strange behavior of Biden as part of this master plan. The only problem is that Biden has been saying stuff like this for years, only nobody noticed because he was just a Senator from a minor state.
I would agree in almost ever case that they should be honest (and that they almost never are), but I think that is beside the point in this case. Going out and saying anything other than "all is well" would make the situation worse. If a presidential candidate went out and said the economy is on the verge of collapse it would weaken consumer confidence, perhaps lead to some bank runs (that has happened recently). The best thing for any poltician to do in this situation is to try to calm things down.Somehow I always hoped that is was the duty of the elected to be honest with the voters. Naive, I know. The truth and politicans have ever been strangers to one another.
I believe I agree with your goal, calming things down, but I disagree with your method. Instead of telling lies no one believes, I think it would be better to go out and do some good governing. Of course, good government isn't anything we are likely to see. I am not asking for the wisdom of Solomon in legislation, but the wisdom of Edith Bunker would be a step up from what we have now.:icon_smile_big:The best thing for any poltician to do in this situation is to try to calm things down.
Not one of McCain's finer momentsBetter than Bomb-bomb-bomb, bomb-bomb Iran? :icon_smile_big: