Biden Compares Obama to JFK – Warns He’ll be Way Down in the Polls Within a Year

Senator Biden, V.P. candidate, said of his runningmate to fundraiser attendees in Seattle, WA on Sunday:

“Mark my words, it will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. We’re about to elect a brilliant 47-year-old senator president of the United States of America. Remember I said it standing here if you don’t remember anything else I said. Watch, we’re gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy.

“Gird your loins. We’re gonna win with your help, God willing, we’re gonna win, but this is not gonna be an easy ride. This president, the next president, is gonna be left with the most significant task. It’s like cleaning the Augean stables, man. This is more than just, this is more than – think about it, literally, think about it – this is more than just a capital crisis, this is more than just markets. This is a systemic problem we have with this economy.

…I promise you, you all are gonna be sitting here a year from now going, ‘Oh my God, why are they there in the polls? Why is the polling so down? Why is this thing so tough?’ We’re gonna have to make some incredibly tough decisions in the first two years. So I’m asking you now, I’m asking you now, be prepared to stick with us. Remember the faith you had at this point because you’re going to have to reinforce us.”

This is not the first time an Obama-Kennedy comparison has been drawn. In the Spring, Hillary reminded the world about John F. Kennedy’s June assassination as a way of explaining why it was too early for her to concede the Democratic nomination.

Many have said that Michelle Obama is emulating the Jackie O look in her dress and style.

Frank Rich of the New York Times points out that Obama’s weaknesses resembles JFK’s weaknesses at the start of his campaign.

Even Senator Ted Kennedy and several members of the Kennedy family have used John F. Kennedy’s legacy to publicly endorse Barack Obama.

Would these comparisons continue into an Obama presidency? Or would they also dissolve into nothingness with the first year, as Biden has suggested, as the liberal left is given a reality check?

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