Help wanted: debate coach for the Vice President

Now that both the Democrat and Republican “tickets” have been set, or at least, we think so, the Commission on Presidential Debates has scheduled this year’s debate festivities.  Typically, other than my brother, it is only the avid that tune in to the debates.  The rest of us would rather watch a Lawrence Welk rerun.

But, this year might be different.  On October 11 in Danville, Ky., the Vice Presidential candidates will hold their only debate.

Vice President Biden is known for, shall I say, making gaffes.  So, to help him out, I thought a debate coach could be beneficial.  The job description is really pretty simple.

  • Explain to Mr. Biden that “jobs” actually has 4 letters, not three.
  • Explain to Mr. Biden that he should not ask a person confined to a wheel chair to stand up and be recognized.
  • Explain to Mr. Biden that telling a predominately black audience that a vote for Romney will put them back in chains, doesn’t sit well with anyone.

As for other important “stuff”, you really needn’t worry.

This debate will be moderated by ABC’s Martha Raddatz, not exactly the bastion of “fair and balanced” in the network news arena.  Only “softballs” will be thrown at Mr. Biden.

And, and am I the only cynic who thinks that Ms. Raddatz’s questions might find their way into Mr. Biden’s hands sometime before they are asked on national television?

If so, this job will be a piece of cake.


21 replies
  1. wildcat
    wildcat says:

    Sure hope someone escorts Biden to the V.P. debate.? He seems to not only be unsure of what State of the US he is in at times, but not even sure of what century he’s in.??? I think someone should get him a GPS and a calendar if they want him to show up at the right place and time.

  2. gillie28
    gillie28 says:

    “Lawrence Welk”????? hahahah.? Here’s a couple of my favorite Biden gaffes:

    “A successful dump!” –Joe Biden, explaining his whereabouts (dropping deadwood at the dump) to the reporters outside his home, Wilmington, Del., Aug. 20, 2008
    “In Delaware, the largest growth of population is Indian Americans, moving from India. You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I’m not joking.”
    ? Joe Biden, captured on C-SPAN’s “Road to the White House” series, trying to bond with an Indian-American supporter
    “Jill and I had the great honor of standing on that stage, looking across at one of the great justices, Justice Stewart.” ?Joe Biden, mistakenly referring to Justice John Paul Stevens, who swore him in as vice president, Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2009?
    “If we do everything right, if we do it with absolute certainty, there’s still a 30% chance we’re going to get it wrong.” –Joe Biden, speaking to members of the House Democratic caucus who were gathered in Williamsburg, Va., for their annual retreat, Feb. 6, 2009
    This was in regard to the stimulus – 30%?? More like 99%

  3. JBS
    JBS says:

    Coach? He don’t need no steenken coach. He is doing just fine.
    How about a Super Hero’s outfit with a big “G” on the front and a cape with “Gaffeman” printed all over it? It should match Obama’s flying attire.

  4. SeeingRed
    SeeingRed says:

    Maybe Algore can assist here.? There are a few things Joe can claim he invented (that Al didn’t).? Or perhaps he can get behind a proven winner and worthy cause like AGW….

  5. Tim-in-Alabama
    Tim-in-Alabama says:

    Joe the Dumber should re-read (or read for the first time Uncle Tom’s Cabin) so he can come up with some phrases to appeal to black voters.

  6. stinkfoot
    stinkfoot says:

    What a job opportunity for someone willing to serve their country by sabotaging the reelection campaign.? If I didn’t know any better I’d suspect that Biden was a republican plant.? His “gift” should not be restrained.

  7. winnie
    winnie says:

    The republicans are going to take away Chuck’s wheelchair and put him in chains.? Someone told me that Biden said so.? Or am I confusing this laugh-fest with Harry Reid and his secret, invisible friend?

    • JBS
      JBS says:

      At least HairyReid could introduce us to his friend (I can imagine Rod Serling standing nearby). Elwood introduced Harvey the Rabbit, a pooka, to everyone!

  8. RoBrDona
    RoBrDona says:

    Despite all of the help we know he will get from his media friends, Ryan will chew him up and spit him out. He has proven himself an embarrassment and a charlatan.? I may watch a bit – kind of like watching NASCAR waiting for a wreck. ?

    • Dimsdale
      Dimsdale says:

      Ryan will be on Slow Joe like a pitbull on a poodle.? His only hope is the softball questions from the liberal “moderators” of the debates.?? That and the fact the WH will probably get the questions ahead of time….

    • stinkfoot
      stinkfoot says:

      John Stewart is hardly necessary for Biden to be considered an accidental comedian.? Considering his great potential to be the cement block that Obama’s reelection bid gets tied to, I think he’s doing just fine- we need to hear more from him- a LOT more.

      • Lynn
        Lynn says:

        Well humor is in the eyes of ?the beholder. Biden is more like watching a train wreck than making humor, to me. I agree that he is good for the right, except it keeps focus on him rather than the economy train wreck.

      • stinkfoot
        stinkfoot says:

        Point well taken Lynn– though focus on the economy can be spun by the left and their media lap dogs as a result of republican obstructionism.? It would be a tough sell to blame Albatross Biden on conservatives.? Obama wants to lay the onus of the weak economy on the GOP and with the help of the MSM he’ll succeed to a degree but try as he might he can’t hang Veepee the Clown on them.? Biden is where he is because of Obama’s judgement in choosing people.

  9. Anne-EH
    Anne-EH says:

    Looking forward to the VP debate of VP Joe Biden and VP canidiate Paul Ryan. Look for the later to do a verbal tearing about of the former.

  10. rickyrock
    rickyrock says:

    Joe Biden really said some stupid things …I just wonder how Paul Ryan will answer the following questions :1. Why did you vote for the first Tarp bailout ?2Why did you insist that you did not request that millions in funds be sent to your state when a letter was produced stating that you in fact did request these funds ??3.Why did you vote for 2 unfunded wars ? 4.Why did you vote to extend 2004 medicare part D?..5.Why did you partake of ssi benefits .
    Yeah should be an interesting debate .. let’s just not pick the winner yet?

    • Lynn
      Lynn says:

      I am sure that Paul Ryan has a clear, concise, truthful answer to all of the above. ?He ?does not make a vote unless he has thought everything out. This is compared to a man who cannot think out his next word.

  11. ali-t
    ali-t says:

    Why do Republicans agree to let the dems frame the questions?? They should NOT have agreed to only one debate hosted by liberals… they should have demanded at least two VP debates, one hosted by a conservative as well.? Sometimes I wonder if the Republicans really want to win… or do they just lack guts?? Can’t take much more of this…. the liberals will give Joe Biden the questions ahead of time, and it will be all about boxers vs. briefs.? It will be utterly worthless.

    • stinkfoot
      stinkfoot says:

      Perhaps they’re intent on throwing the election because they comprehend the economic situation better than any of us and realize the backlash that will be directed at those in power when the proverbial excrement hits the fan.? “Unsustainable debt” has been a talking point for years but nothing gets done about it- something is going to hit the fan and it won’t smell like roses.

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