Speaking at a campaign event in New York on Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden attacked Mitt Romney over his foreign policy, and praised President Obama for his handling of foreign relations.
"I promise you, the president has a big stick," Biden said, "I promise you."
Biden was citing Theodore Roosevelt's famous quote, "Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far."
Upon hearing Biden's suggestive "big stick" comment, the Internet promptly exploded. Daily Intel even compiled a photo gallery of President Obama holding actual big sticks.
Strangely, there are no photos of Mitt Romney with a big stick. Well, except the one firmly planted up his ass.
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Maybe Marco Rubio is vice president material after all. While speaking to the Brookings Institution today in what was billed as a major speech for the up-and-coming political star, Rubio abruptly stopped when he discovered he was missing the last page of his speech.
Speaking to influential conservative think tanks, bolstering his foreign policy credentials, making embarrassing public errors — Rubio is really pushing hard for this VP slot. It's not quite a Joe Biden-level gaffe, but it's up there.
Fortunately, Sen. Joe Lieberman was there to hand off the missing page (and teach Rubio what it's like to be an unsuccessful vice presidential candidate).
Ironically, Rubio once insulted President Obama by calling him "the most articulate and talented teleprompter reader in America." Maybe Rubio should just learn to stop worrying and love the teleprompter.
If nothing else, this whole incident is another reminder that we still don't know much about Marco Rubio. Not only is he a blank page, but he also tries to read off them.
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* Robert Hatch-Miller's 35-minute documentary REPUBLICAN DAD is well worth your time.
* Splitsider talks about TV's latest vice: Veep.
* From Funny or Die, President Obama supports the Tupac hologram.
* George H.W. Bush wonders where his Secret Service detail went, from The Onion.
* Jay Leno claims Republicans love to laugh at themselves, so apparently Democrats have something in common with them.
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Unless you've been living in a cave for the last few months, you've probably heard the name "Marco Rubio" come up quite a bit in the context of VP speculation. And if you have been living in a cave, then I have some bad news: Your favorite candidate, Ron Paul, will not win the nomination this year.
Since Rubio is Latino and hails from the crucial swing state of Florida, he seems like the perfect running mate for Romney. There's only one problem. He has reasonable views on immigration…
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has thrust himself into the raging illegal immigration debate, proposing a plan that would create a path to legal status for children of illegal immigrants — putting him at odds with an immoveable wing of the Republican Party on this issue.
It’s a risky move for a potential vice presidential candidate, and it puts presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney in a pickle as he may have to decide whether to back an immigration plan rolled out by one of the party’s rising Hispanic stars, or stick to the strident anti-illegal immigrant positions he staked out during the Republican primary…
Rubio’s version [of the DREAM Act] does not have a citizenship option, as Democrats propose, but it would open the door for children of illegal immigrants who have completed high school to be awarded "non-immigrant visas" before obtaining a more permanent status. The Romney camp is closely watching Rubio's moves on immigration.
Yes, Romney wouldn't want Rubio to treat immigrants too humanely. Perhaps if undocumented workers declared themselves to be corporations, the GOP would treat them like actual people. You know, with actual lives, families and career goals.
Hopefully, Romney can look past the DREAM Act and give Rubio a shot. After all, Romney and Rubio are very similar. They're both ashamed of their Mormonism, look great in suits and have no definable personality. Sounds like a match made in non-denominational Christian heaven.
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