Most audacious VP visit in half a millennium! Biden coming to Browardby George Bennett | March 22nd, 2012
Biden will be making a midday speech at the Wynmoor retirement community. Campaigning in New Jersey on Monday, Biden hailed President Obama for ordering the 2011 Navy SEAL raid in Pakistan that killed the terrorist mastermind.
“You can go back 500 years. You cannot find a more audacious plan. Never knowing for certain. We never had more than a 48 percent probability that [bin Laden] was there,” Biden said.The plan’s Audacity Quotient was apparently elevated by the reelection risk it posed to Obama.
“Do any one of you have a doubt that if that raid failed that this guy would be a one-term president?” Biden said. “This guy is willing to do the right thing and risk losing.”
White House spokesman Jay Carney attempted to dial back Biden’s remarks Wednesday, saying the VP was merely highlighting the difficult decision Obama made.
“The historical assessments, I’ll leave to him and others,” Carney said. “But there’s no question that this was a very, very difficult decision that only the commander in chief had to make.”
Politico.com recently suggested 10 more audacious plans than the bin Laden raid.