Carol Lee writing for Politico.com reports that Vice President-elect Joe Biden is worried about the “exceedingly high expectations” the world community has for Barack Obama’s presidency.
“I have been contacted by so many world leaders. Their expectation for Barack’s presidency is overwhelming,” Biden said. “They are so hungry to have an American leader who they think has a policy that reflects our stated values as well as one they can talk to.”
Vice President-elect Joe Biden may be right to worry about the exceedingly high expectations the world has for Obama, but he need not look far to discover why. He is after all talking about the man who just last June at a campaign rally in St. Paul, Minnesota pronounced this epochal epistle,
“The journey will be difficult. The road will be long. I face this challenge with profound humility, and knowledge of my own limitations. But I also face it with limitless faith in the capacity of the American people. Because if we are willing to work for it, and fight for it, and believe in it, then I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal; this was the moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on earth.”
Two months ago Joe Biden warned Americans we are going to have a “generated international crisis” within six months if Barack Obama was elected president. “Mark my words,” said Biden. “It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy.”
Vice President-elect Joe Biden now has two enormous worries; a forthcoming “generated international crisis“ to “test the mettle” of Barack Obama and now the specter of living up to “exceedingly high expectations” from the world community.
Nothing to worry about here, Joe. Just remember what the Boss said:
“We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. Yes, we can.”