Barack Obama did not have to wait long before his leadership as incoming president was challenged.
And Joe promised that he knew what he was talking about. Which just might be a first.
"Watch. We're going to have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy.
"And he's going to need help . . . to stand with him. Because it's not going to be apparent initially; it's not going to be apparent that we're right."
On Barack's first day as President-elect, guess what - The Russians Are Coming!
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev not only did not publicly congratulate Obama today, he did not mention Obama by name during his first annual address to the Russian people. But, he did announce plans for a new missile system to counter the planned U.S. missile defense installations in Eastern Europe.
Medvedev also accused the U.S. of triggering the world financial crisis and said selfish American foreign policy sparked the war between Russia and Georgia in August. He added, "We hope that our partners — the new U.S. administration — will make a choice in favor of fully-fledged relations with Russia."
Is it possible that Joe did know what he was talking about?