Monday, October 06, 2014
Vice President Joe Biden is notorious for off-the-cuff remarks that regularly get him into trouble. He has done it again and angered allies in the fight against terrorists. So now he is apologizing to the countries involved and causing domestic observers to wonder if he is up for a run for president. It is not that the VP has been warned. I'm sure his handlers are telling him regularly what to discuss and what to avoid. It appears that Biden is incapable of following advice. In the cutthroat political arena that passes for a presidential election, that is fatal. Biden has had numerous chances to control his tongue. He hasn't taken them. Perhaps he feels free as VP to speak his mind. If so, he is mistaken. Past errors will return to haunt him in future campaigns. He has created a PR nightmare for himself.