The Telegraph has compiled what they consider the Top 10 Barack and Biden gaffes so-far. The youtube collection below is in reverse order (#10 is first on the list, #1 is the last one). Also there are 11 videos because #5 is a two-parter.
Philadelphia’s CBS 3 has joined WFTV on the Obama interview ban list. The station interviewers gave Biden tough questions that he apparently did not like, resulting in the same punishment as was dolled out to an Orlando station for another tough interview.
Perhaps the Obama campaign should send out a list of acceptable questions before interviews happen. Then again, Biden could just give straight answers and the questions would stop.
Barbara West of WFTV in Orlando gave a tough interview to Biden yesterday. She brought up ACORN, Obama’s “spread the wealth” comment, and Biden’s promise that Obama would be challenged by a crisis that would be generated specifically to test Obama early in his Presidency. West even went so far as to quote Karl Marx, getting a “Are you kidding?” response from Biden.
In response, an interview with Biden’s wife was pulled and the Obama camp sent a letter stating, “This cancellation is non-negotiable, and further opportunities for your station to interview with this campaign are unlikely, at best for the duration of the remaining days until the election.” Guess they don’t like being asked the questions that many in the public are asking. Biden certainly did not seem to have clear answers, giving canned answers and attempting to shift the blame to the Bush administration.
My deepest respect to Barbara West and WFTV for asking some real questions to Biden instead of tossing up the feel good softball questions most stations seem to think need to be asked.