AROCES on Sep 18 2008, 07:18 PM, said:
All he knows is Spain is an ally, and when it's time to deal with Spain he simply would ask his advisers who is the head of spain and what do we have on him.
That is simply how it works, it's not a matter of getting to know names who you think he ought to know, like as if it's a game show.
One would assume that people would have a slightly higher standard for the guy who wants to run the United States...
This is the problem with the numskulls in this country that want a president(or VP) that they can "relate" to...most people in this country are not the caliber of people that could pull off the job of president or vp(or anywhere even close), yet they somehow think that a vp that is like them is somehow qualified to run the free world.
Maybe I am crazy to have a tad higher standard for the president. The average joe on the street may not need to know who the current leader of Spain is, but Senators and presidents and VP's certainly should have that down very well. The bar has been set too low for the last 8 years with a president that has embarrassed us time and time again, its time to expect more from our leaders.
Its pretty clear that they guy had no clue and was not smooth enough to elicit further information and come up with a good answer. A simple question and he ended up looking like an idiot. The guy still refers to Czechoslovakia repeatedly, and the iraq/afghanastan border...