Hey Joe? Where have you gone? Ever since Biden’s ‘testing” comments regarding Obama and a major crisis, Biden apparently is staying as far away from the media as possible. If Biden isn't careful, he could end up being the "October Surprise" for Obama. Read below from CBS News:
It might be surprising to some to learn that Sarah Palin is now talking to her national press corps more often than Joe Biden.
While the once silent Palin has taken questions from reporters that travel with her three times in the last week, Biden has not offered the same type of access to reporters who cover his every move on the campaign trail in almost two months.
As for comments that Biden made last weekend in Seattle about Obama facing an "international, generated crisis" in his first six months, Biden has said nothing more on the matter.
Republicans jumped at the chance to attack Biden for his words, saying it showed Barack Obama had yet to be tested with a major crisis, and the McCain campaign in particular vowed to make “a big deal” out of the remarks, which made their way to the top of the conservative leaning Drudge Report for most of Monday and, among others, have been dissected by columnist Bill Kristol and leading conservative voices.
Biden spokesperson David Wade said on Tuesday that Biden had no plans to revisit those statements. Obama, when asked today about Biden’s statement, called them “rhetorical flourishes.”
The handful of reporters from Biden’s national press corps who have followed him incessantly for two months have not had the opportunity to ask questions regarding the "crisis" matter - even to allow Biden to clarify his remarks - because he has not taken questions or held a press availability with his press corps since Sept. 7.
Let’s think about this. If you’re the Obama campaign, you have to play it smart at this point. Don’t take any chances right? Biden can be gaffe prone big time so the less Biden plays “Open-Mic Night” with the press, the better for Obama.