John McCain is preparing to take advantage of comments made by Joe Biden over the weekend when he warned donors at a Washington state fundraiser that the world won't wait long to "test" Barack Obama.
"The world is looking," Biden said, according to reports. "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. … As a student of history and having served with seven presidents, I guarantee you it's gonna happen. I can give you at least four or five scenarios from where it might originate. And he's gonna need help."
In prepared remarks released by the McCain campaign, the Republican nominee will use those comments in his rally this afternoon in Belton, Missouri. "The next President won't have time to get used to the office," McCain will say according to the prepared remarks. "We face many challenges here at home, and many enemies abroad in this dangerous world. Just last night, Senator Biden guaranteed that if Senator Obama is elected, we will have an international crisis to test America's new President. We don't want a President who invites testing from the world at a time when our economy is in crisis and Americans are already fighting in two wars. What is more troubling is that Senator Biden told their campaign donors that when that crisis hits, they would have to stand with them because it wouldn't be apparent Senator Obama would have the right response. Forget apparent. Senator Obama won't have the right response, and we know that because we've seen the wrong response from him over and over during this campaign."