Skip to comments.Biden says Democrats will 'shock' everyone in midterms (".. losses are(n't) going to be bad at all")
Posted on 07/18/2010 9:42:04 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
WASHINGTON (AFP) Vice President Joe Biden brushed aside suggestions on Sunday that Democrats will suffer big losses in November midterm elections, vowing that Barack Obama's governing party will "shock the heck out of everybody."
Speaking on the ABC News program "This Week," Biden dismissed prevailing wisdom that Democrats, 17 months into Obama's transformative residency in the White House, would suffer a drubbing at the hands of salivating Republicans.
"I don't think the losses are going to be bad at all," Biden said. "I think we're going to shock the heck out of everybody."
Biden said he was "confident when people take a look at what has happened since we've taken office in November and comparing it to the alternative, we're going to be in great shape."
The vice president said he believes the Obama administration will get credit from voters for helping guide the economy out of recession and passing key legislation on health care and financial reform.
"It's just going to take time," Biden said.
"The election is not until November. And I think we're going to have to firmly make our case."
Obama has launched into campaign mode in recent weeks, hoping to transform the spectacular grassroots support from Democrats and independent voters which propelled him to the presidency in 2008 into a full-bodied platform for his party in the upcoming congressional races.
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US Vice President Joe Biden, pictured, has brushed aside suggestions that his
Democratic Party would suffer big losses in midterm November elections, saying
"we're going to shock the heck out of everybody." (AFP/File/Nicholas Kamm)
Hes biden ever been right about anything?
“Cause we’ve got some new methods of cheating our way to victory.”
Joe can’t rock the boat, just yet.
Joe wants to pay off his $219,000 campaign finance FINE first!
This country is going to be boiling over if it turns out the elections got rigged.
So is your son planning another run for national office, Joe?
I was just thinking that.
Because the votes have already been counted.
That’s not what Gibbs said last week. I’m sure Gibbs is more in the loop than Biden.
Exactly. That's why this is very good news.
It would have been better for him to say that they would “literally” shock the heck out of everybody. I’m still waiting to see that literal drop kick.
He’s always wrong so this is good!
He’s just trying to sooth the fears of dem contributors. Recovery Summer is going to bail the dems out.
“Obama has launched into campaign mode in recent weeks,...”
Obama has never quit “campaign mode”. That is all he is, “campaign mode”.... he has nothing else.
He’s the wrongest man you could ever meet.
That is a fighting statement but I have been worried since he became VP with that commie Obama.
They must have some “shocking” October surprise coming.
Will the poll watchers will be a factor?
I fear you are right...